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Best Golf Courses in Bristol

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Golf in Bristol

Golfing in Bristol in the South West of England is a fantastic experience with a number of golf courses in the region that are highly regarded. The weather is also usually outstanding and many golfers are attracted by the promise of sunny days on the golf course.

Below, we discuss some of the top golf courses in the region, and take a look at how you can get the most out of your game in the South West of England.

The Kendleshire, Bristol

The Players Club

The Players Golf Club is one of the finest courses in Bristol and The South West of England. The challenge offered here is faint hearted. As a regular stop for regional PGA events, The Players Club is one that tests golfers of all handicaps and abilities.

In addition to a championship golf course, The Players also on-site accommodation making it an excellent venue for a golf break.

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The Players Club facts
Location Chipping Sodbury, Bristol, England
Length 7,022 yards
Par 70
Designed by Adrian Stiff
Established 2002

"The Par 3's are very scenic while the fairways and greens are always in tip top condition."
Rick (MArketing: Handicap 12)

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The Kendleshire

Consistently ranked amongst the best golf courses in the UK, The Kendleshire Golf Club is a must play for discerning golfers seeking a mature and challenging layout with breathtaking views of the Gloucestershire countryside.

The championship layout boasts full practice facilities including an 18-hole golf course, driving range, putting green and short game area - all enjoying the beautiful backdrop of the Mendip Hills.

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The Kendleshire facts
Location Coalpit Heath, Bristol, England
Length 6,599 yards
Par 71
Designed by Adrian Stiff
Established 1997

"The greens at The Kendleshire are immaculate but you must avoid the sand and water features to score well."
Tommy (UK & Ireland Team: Handicap 14)

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Long Ashton Golf Club

Looking for a Championship golf course with fast-running fairways, lined with heather and excellent greens? Look no further than Long Ashton Golf Club. The home course of Chris Wood, European Tour and Ryder Cup star, the course is suitable for the very best as well as a club golfer.

A variety of challenges on 6,300 yards with no two holes the same abound in this stunning Bristol countryside near the River Severn in the South West of England. A popular choice for groups and societies alike.

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Long Ashton Golf Club facts
Location Long Ashton, Bristol, England
Length 6,368 yards
Par 71
Designed by Fred G. Hawtree, J. H. Taylor
Established 1893

"The greens are fast here and you will be tempted to drive the green on the 8th, my suggestion is to resist the temptation and play safe."
Rob (UK & Ireland Team: Handicap 16)

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Bristol & Clifton Golf Club

As one of the oldest golf courses in the South West, Bristol and Clifton Golf Club was designed over 100 years ago and has welcomed a host of the very best amateur golf events of England Golf.

The parkland golf course utilises the natural landscapes to create a memorable challenge that rewards accuracy off the tee and course management rather than length off the tee to succeed. With its elevated position, the course drains well and is a year-round course enjoyed year after year by golfers visiting Bristol.

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Bristol & Clifton Golf Club facts
Location Failand, Bristol, England
Length 6,413 yards
Par 70
Designed by C. K. Cotton
Established 1891

"Parkland course with a number of elevation changes, the signature hole being the 13th, a par 3 of over 200 yards that slopes steeply downhill, pick the right club to find the green."
Tommy (UK & Ireland Team: Handicap 14)

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Bristol & Clifton Golf Club, Bristol, England

Weston-super-Mare Golf Club

Established in 1892, Weston-Super-Mare Golf Course offers a traditional links golf with wide fairways with views across The English Channel. Designed by Alistair MacKenzie, the course relies on wind to defend itself, on a calm, sunny day it can be a relatively easy test but when the wind picks up your ability to keep the ball under the wind and use the natural undulations to find the fairways and greens and avoiding the well-placed bunkers.

Located within 45 minutes of Bristol city centre, a round here is popular as part of a Bristol golf break for those seeking a bit of links golf.

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Weston-super-Mare Golf Club facts
Location Weston-Super-Mare, Bristol, England
Length 6,245 yards
Par 70
Designed by Alistair MacKenzie, Tom Dunn
Established 1892

"The signature hole is the 15th which is said to be modelled on St Andrews Old Course's 17th ‘Road Hole'. It has 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."
Rob (UK & Ireland Team: Handicap 16)

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Clevedon Golf Club

Clevedon Golf Club has welcomed golfers since 1898 and is regarded as one of the best golf courses in Somerset. As a result of modern improvements to the course, golfers can enjoy year-round golf here with great drainage to compliment the stunning views afforded here.

With fairways lined by mature trees, accuracy off the tee is paramount to playing to your handicap here. As one of the most picturesque courses in the region, golfers playing here can enjoy views across Clevedon Castle, Bath, Weston Bay and beyond.

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Clevedon Golf Club facts
Location Clevedon, North Somerset, England
Length 6,557 yards
Par 72
Designed by J.H.Tayor
Established 1898

"Situated on the cliff-tops overlooking the Severn Estuary, Clevedon is a very scenic course and has a tough finish with the last two holes being uphill all the way to the clubhouse."
Tommy (UK & Ireland Team: Handicap 14)

Call 0800 043 6644 to speak to Tommy about playing this course.

Clevedon Golf Club, North Somerset, England

Frequently asked questions about golf courses in Bristol

What are the best places to stay in Bristol on a golf trip?

If you’re looking to stay central, The Park Plaza and Marriott City Centre are excellent choices. Along with The Pullman, The Marriott Royal and The Ramada Bristol are popular options for golfers.

What golf tournaments have been held in Bristol?

The likes of Bristol and Clifton, Clevedon and Long Ashton have all hosted numerous amateur golf events from both Somerset County Golf Union and England Golf. The Players has been a regular venue for local and regional PGA events and as one of the longest golf courses in the UK it is a stern challenge.