Pride of Somerset Golf Tour

Overview

Somerset is perhaps not the first county that comes to mind when planning your next golf tour. However, this historic county houses some leading UK golf courses and should definitely be considered.

Easily accessible from the M5, our “Pride of Somerset” golf break takes in the very best of this historic county’s golf in North Somerset.

One of the top courses in Somerset and host to some big events, Clevedon is a cliff top parkland course overlooking the Bristol Channel. Renowned for its excellent condition through the summer months, Clevedon is well worth a visit. Located just West of Bristol, not far from the M5, it is a often the first or last day of the tour.

Next you will take on Weston Super Mare. Located a short drive from our suggested hotels, Weston provides a softer yet very enjoyable links experience than the one to come. Do not be fooled by its relatively un-undulating fairways, Weston has bunkers, runoffs and wind to challenge the most competent of golfer. Hosted the Somerset 2016 Men’s County Championship.

Just 15 minutes down the coast is your final stop off. Burnham & Berrow Golf Club is Somerset’s and in fact one of the UK’s leading golf courses. Ranked 28th in England, Burnham offers an authentic links experience and absolutely no let up as you battle around the dunes. Do not complete a Somerset golf tour without a visit here.

2 Nights, 3 Rounds

B&B

Prices from

  • Low Season

    £395pp
    £350pp
  • High Season

    £425pp
    £370pp
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All bookings are fully insured and we are active members of Golf Tourism England, IAGTO and Protected Trust Services

  • Courses

  • Hotel

  • Weston Super Mare Golf Club

  • Burnham & Berrow Golf Club (Championship)

  • Clevedon Golf Club

Course overview

Weston Super Mare Golf Club is an all year round golf course. Established in 1892, the course offers a true test of links golf with its rolling fairways and challenging wind conditions. Weston super Mare Golf Club, Somerset is an 18 hole, par 70 (6245 yard), private, links golf course designed by Alistair MacKenzie & Tom Dunne in 1892. The course is an attractive links course situated at the southern end of Weston Bay, with superb views across the Bristol Channel, past Brean Down, Steep Holm and Flat Holm towards Cardiff.

The course is an easy walk, with generous fairways and the wind often playing a decisive role in making a good score. The overall impression when playing the course is of wide horizons and masses of sky. In summer the greens are fast and true; the fairways tight and the rough punishing. In winter the course is rarely closed and is always played off real tees.

Temporary greens are used occasionally when hard frosts prevail. The signature hole is the 15th – a 458 yard par 4 which is reputably modeled on the 17th at St Andrews Old Course, with a blind tee shot and out of bounds down the right, and the green set at an angle to the treacherous bunker at the front corner. It is always satisfying to get a par here! The 15th is also the start of the tough finish; followed by the Par 3 16th into the prevailing wind; the dog leg Par 5 17th and the tricky par 4 18th with out of bounds on the right and back of the green and heavy bunkers to the left, meaning that you are often laying up short in two then hoping for a chip and a putt for your par.

Visitor restrictions

  • Visitors welcome weekdays, after 14.30 on Saturdays and after 12.30 on Sundays

Course type

  • links
    Links course
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Somerset Ranking

3rd

Course facilities

  • facilities course bar
    Bar
  • facilities course buggies
    Buggies
  • facilities course golf lessons
    Golf lessons
  • facilities course pro shop
    Pro shop
  • facilities putting green
    Putting green
  • facilities restaurant
    Restaurant

Distances and pars

  • White

    Par: 70

    Yards: 6,245

  • Yellow

    Par: 70

    Yards: 6,002

  • Red

    Par: 70

    Yards: 5,549

Course overview

Burnham & Berrow Golf Club is a 27-hole members golf club in Somerset that has hosted many of the leading amateur golf tournaments in Britain, including the The Brabazon Trophy and The English Amateur. Part of the Atlantic links network, Burnham houses 27 holes of golf across the par 71 (6925 yard) Championship course and 9 hole, 18 tee Channel Course. The traditional links tracks 9 holes along the coastline and 9 back to the clubhouse. The wind is more than capable of swirling on the links meaning no two rounds are ever the same at this breath taking course.

From the moment you arrive at the clubhouse in the shadow of the Burnham lighthouse its evident you are stepping into a club littered with a vast history of amateur golf. Winners around this great course include famous names such as a Mr J Rose. Somerset is known for the quality of its courses in the area but Burnham and Berrow is widely regarded as head and shoulders above the rest. With many fairways and greens overlooked by sand dunes, Burnham and Berrow is the south west’s answer to Royal Birkdale and is now widely thought to be one of England’s finest links courses in the South West of England. Burnham & Berrow is the most northerly of the Atlantic Links courses and is often played alongside the Saunton golf courses during a tour.

Alternatively, Burnham is ideally located near Weston Super Mare and with an excellent links course in its own right is a great tour combination. Looking for something more bespoke? Fill out the enquiry form below.

Course type

  • links
    Links course
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Somerset Ranking

1st

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England Ranking

26th

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UK Ranking

66th

Course facilities

  • facilities course bar
    Bar
  • facilities course buggies
    Buggies
  • facilities course driving range
    Driving range
  • facilities course golf lessons
    Golf lessons
  • facilities course indoor simulation
    Indoor simulator
  • facilities course pro shop
    Pro shop
  • facilities putting green
    Putting green
  • facilities restaurant
    Restaurant
  • facilities course short game area
    Short game area

Distances and pars

  • Black

    Par: 70

    Yards: 6,802

  • Yellow

    Par: 70

    Yards: 6,500

  • Purple

    Par: 70

    Yards: 6,287

  • Green

    Par: 76

    Yards: 5,870

  • Blue

    Par: 76

    Yards: 5,475

Course overview

Clevedon Golf Club is a fantastic parkland course and PGA Euro-Pro host set in North Somerset. This well-established course celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2016 and has earned itself a reputation as one of the best courses in the County.

Set up high with fantastic views of the Bristol Channel and the surrounding Somerset countryside, the par 72 course provides an excellent test for all golfers and extends out to a length of 6,557 yards. The course has been situated upon the old castle farm since 1898 and boasts a fantastically well-kept course in stunning surroundings. During the early 90’s the course underwent some considerable changes, with the introduction of 5 new holes, and the installation of 18 U.S.G.A. specifications greens.

Clevedon Golf Club is the most northern of our Somerset Coastline Golf Tour courses. If you are planning to visit the area, we strongly suggest adding this wonderful course to your Somerset golf break!

Visitor restrictions

  • No visitors on Tuesday & Saturday

Course type

  • Parkland course
Somerset Flag

Somerset Ranking

7th

Course facilities

  • facilities course bar
    Bar
  • facilities course buggies
    Buggies
  • facilities course golf lessons
    Golf lessons
  • facilities course pro shop
    Pro shop
  • facilities putting green
    Putting green
  • facilities restaurant
    Restaurant
  • facilities course short game area
    Short game area

Distances and pars

  • White

    Par: 72

    Yards: 6,557

  • Yellow

    Par: 72

    Yards: 6,329

  • Red

    Par: 72

    Yards: 5,745

  • Lauriston Hotel (Weston-super-Mare)

Lauriston Hotel (Weston-super-Mare)

Hotel overview

The Lauriston Hotel is perfectly situated in the heart of Weston-super-Mare, within easy walking distance of some of the town main attractions. The Lauriston Hotel is also well situated for Weston Super Mare GC, Burnham & Berrow GC and Mendip Spring GC. Inside the hotel, you can expect a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

The communal bar area offers the ideal place to sit and relax while enjoying some food, and when the sun is shining we also have outdoor seating with views across Weston Bay.

The Lauriston has 37 full equipped, en-suite bedrooms offer many additional facilities. Many of the rooms have also been recently renovated.

Hotel facilities

  • facilities hotel bar
    Bar
  • facilities breakfast
    Breakfast
  • facilities en suite
    En-Suite
  • facilities restaurant
    Restaurant
  • facilities freeview
    Sky/BT
  • tea coffee
    Tea/Coffee
  • facilities toiletries
    Toiletries
  • facilities tv
    TV

Hotel location

6-12 Knightstone Rd
Weston-super-Mare
BS23 2AN

The local area

The Lauriston Hotel is situated within fragrant landscaped gardens, directly leading onto the famous promenade and overlooking Weston Bay’s long sandy beach. Ideally situated for guests to enjoy all of the activities, amenities, events and attractions that Weston-super-Mare has to offer, including the extensive beach. Raining? Not a problem. Weston-super-Mare offers all-weather attractions, too, such as the Grand Pier, Seaquarium, Helicopter Museum, Weston Museum and multi-screen cinema.

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General FAQs

  • Who are Golf South West?

    Founded in 2015, we are the West Country golf travel specialists. We provide our clients with bespoke golf tours and stay & play golf packages for small groups and golf societies alike.

    We are both a domestic golf tour operator working directly for our clients and regional golf DMC who act as an agent for international outbound operators hoping to have their clients experience the beautiful West Country and it’s golfing delights!

    We work closely with our venues to ensure our customers receive the best value available for golf travel within the West Country.

    Our expert team are on hand to ensure you receive the very best service, choice and advice when planning your next golf break. We are proud to announce our nomination for Best Inbound Golf Tour Operator for England at the 2022 World Golf Awards.

  • Which regions are covered by Golf South West?

    Golf South West is the West Country’s premier golf tour operator covering the regions of Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Bristol, Gloucestershire and Dorset.

    We also work with selected, popular golf resorts across the UK including those under the management of Marriott, plus 4 time Ryder Cup host The Belfry, Celtic Manor and many more.

    If you are planning a golf break, we are the only call you need to make.

  • What is the best way to get in touch?

    We are available by phone 0117 256 5966 (Monday – Friday, 9am to 5pm), WhatsApp, email, enquiry form or via social media channels.

  • Why choose Golf South West as your tour operator?

    GSW is run by golfers and endorsed by golf professionals across the South West of the UK.

    We are a fully insured, experienced and recommended golf tour operator, who are backed by Protected Trust Services, meaning your booking is secured and safe. We offer tours to an exclusive and unrivalled selection of venues across the South West of England and Wales, including some courses which can be tricky to access. We are also proud members of Golf Tourism England and IAGTO, who only work with only the best and most reputable companies in the industry.

    You can rest assured that as a client of Golf South West you will not only receive the best service, advice and choice, but you will also find the best value golf breaks in available in Cornwall, Devon, Bristol, Dorset, Somerset, Hampshire and many more!

  • What is Protected Trust Services?

    Protected Trust Services Limited (PTS) provides security for client and consumer funds through market-leading software and innovative management. PTS prides itself on customer service, flexible thinking and cost-effective solutions for its members.

    PTS offers a unique and comprehensive solution for businesses to trade through a secure trust account using a performance-enhancing software system developed by PTS.

    Protected Trust Services guarantee 100% financial protection to the consumer, ensuring total consumer confidence.

    Any bookings made via Golf South West Ltd from the 1st July 2021 are protected under the PTS Trust. Bookings made before this date will continue to be processed through our original system. If you have booked with us before, please ensure you have the up-to-date bank details to make your payments. If you are unsure, please speak to your Golf South West representative.

    View the PTS brochure for more information on the protection this affords you as a client of Golf South West.

  • How do GSW keep money safe?

    We are extremely proud of the service we provide and a large part of this is ensuring our client’s money is safe. Our practices comply with the 2018 package travel directive meaning that your money is safe with both ourselves and the venues your choose to visit.

    The money for your golf break is paid into a trust account run by an independent partner, so you have peace of mind that no matter what happens, your money is being looked after.

  • What happens if we can’t go on our planned trip?

    Deposits are non-refundable, but they are transferable to a new date or break. We aim to be as flexible as possible and will treat each situation on a case by case basis.

  • Can we make changes to our break?

    Managing a group can be a thankless task and changes to the group leading up to your break are an accepted element. We make changes as stress free as possible (just see our reviews for evidence of this!). Changes can be made up to 6 weeks prior to your break. Some changes are unavoidable so for legitimate reasons we will endeavour to make last minute changes after this period, but as we would have paid our venues at this point, this would be at the discretion of the venue(s) you are visiting.

  • Why book with a tour operator?

    Good question, could you not do this all yourself? The answer is yes you could. You are able to locate the ideal hotel with the accessibility you need to the clubs you plan to play. You could go back and forth with your target venues and line up the tee times.  You could also contact each venue individually to advise them of group number changes and requests during the build up to your trip.

    Alternatively you could;

    – Talk to us about the trip you are planning.

    – Receive quotes for perfectly crafted package meeting your ideal requirements.

    – Secure the booking with small deposits staged in a way to make your life easier as an organiser.

    – Have your funds fully insured and independently held by PTS, our client trust provider.

    – Have changes made to whole tours with just one call or email.

    – Receive exclusive extras such as free places.

    – Pay less with our packages than going direct to venues.

    Why can we do this?

    Quite simply we have spent years (since 2015) forging strong relationships with hotel, golf club and golf resort venues across the South West. We are the expert tour operator for the region and are know for our high quality and personal service to our clients (just see our Google and TrustPilot reviews).

  • Who uses Golf South West?

    The majority of our clients are UK based domestic travellers. We deal with groups of any size, from single travellers and couples, to large golf societies.

    We also are the favoured golf DMC for the South West of England and preferred regional partner of Golf Tourism England. We regularly work with tour operators from Europe, America and elsewhere to provide bespoke tour packages allowing overseas travellers to experience the beautiful West Country.

  • How are package prices displayed on our website?

    Prices on our our website are displayed in two ways. The first is on our Resort pages where pricing tables show the from prices for low, mid and high season golf stay and play package rates at golf resort venues.

    The second is on our example tour package pages. There are often 4 prices shown here, two for low season and two for high season. The struck through price typically shows the highest price the tour can be and is often active over weekends in that season. The offer price is typically a mid week price.

    Every tour quote we offer is bespoke and will vary based on a number of factors including the date, availability, group size, room type, time of day for the tee time, etc… Our package pricing is a guide to the cost of the package and is not a firm price. Please enquire for an exact cost.

    We aim to provide as accurate a price as possible and therefore try to avoid using shoulder/mid season pricing or twilight green fee rates when displaying rates. You may find an intermediate price for breaks in months of April & October at certain venues.

  • Why are golf resort prices the same as elsewhere?

    Put simply, all tour operators work from the same contracted rate card when it comes to stay and play golf resort packages. When it comes to golf tours, that is a different matter, but golf resorts are a level playing field.

    If you find a vastly different price, it’s likely you’ve been misquoted and usually this does come back to bite.

    The question this poses is why book a stay and play golf break with Golf South West if you can book direct or with one of the large operators and receive the same price?

    Benjamin Franklin once said “The bitterness of poor quality remains long after
    the sweetness of low price is forgotten.”

    We have a small team so booking through us means you receive a personal service. You are more than just a number to us, we are a tour operator where you will likely get to deal with the same contact throughout the process, who will get to know you and your group and respond efficiently to your queries.

    We know our venues and the people who work there. This ensures a smooth process from initial enquiry to the end of your stay.

    Financially you have an extra layer of protection as your money is securely stored in an independent trust account and is fully insured when it is released to the venue(s) you are visiting.

    We are fortunate to have some exclusive “extras” with selected venues across the South West. Offer 1 in 16 free on every trip AND run an exclusive voucher scheme for our stay and play client bookings.

    We often feel we add further value to our clients when it comes to our bespoke golf tour packages, but you can rest assured that when making a stay and play golf resort booking, Golf South West will offer you an extremely high level of service, financial protection and may even offer you a saving or an exclusive extra!

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