As the weather warms up, there are few better ways to enjoy it than with a round of golf. Here are some of the best places around to tee off.
Bowood Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort
Set amidst a beautifully landscaped English country estate, Bowood is renowned as one of the finest golf courses in Wiltshire and is the new PGA Official Golf Course for the South West.
Designed by the renowned Dave Thomas, the stunning PGA Golf Course is also ranked number one in Wiltshire. You can enjoy great golf all year round at Bowood. The Golf Course is open to visitors, members’ guests and hotel residents, visit the website to find out more about their green fees and latest special offers.
Interested in becoming a member? Golf membership at Bowood brings a wealth of privileges including exclusive tee times and discounts across the entire resort. At Bowood, they welcome everyone to enjoy the first-class facilities and PGA course and offer a number of different membership categories to suit everyone, including special rates for young golfers. Find out more about becoming a member today, call on 01249 823884 or visit the website.
Chippenham Golf Centre
Chippenham Golf Centre is a golf facility that includes a driving range, golf shop, mini golf and par 3 golf course. Set in Tiddleywink, Yatton Keynell, in the heart of rural Wiltshire, it takes pride in offering smart and modern facilities to learn and practice golf. With welcoming and professional staff on hand to help and give advice you are sure to enjoy your experience.
During the Easter break why not take the kids along to play some mini golf? It’s newly designed and great fun for any ability. Want to challenge yourself further? You could play a round on the par 3 course, it is a starting point for beginners and a good short game test for established golfers. You can play the full 9 holes on our par 3 course in less than an hour! If you’re looking to advance your skills further you might be interested to know that the golf Centre offers lessons from only £28 and has a special offer of 4 lessons for £90. Call 01249 783121 to find out more.
Since opening in 1994 Cumberwell Park has established itself as one of the best courses in the South West and has been awarded four stars in Golf World’s Top Courses in Britain.
The original 18 holes – the Red and Yellow – opened in 1994, the 3rd 9 holes – the Blue course – opened in 1999 and the 4th 9 holes – the Orange course – in 2007. All the courses, designed by Adrian Stiff, provide different challenges for golfers of every ability. The courses encompass a wonderful blend of rolling countryside, lakes, streams, natural copse and woodland. The most recent addition is the superb 9 hole par 3 course, designed by James Edwards, whilst there is another 9 hole par 3 already in the pipeline. They also have superb practice facilities, including a driving range, short game area and putting greens.
The club offers flexible membership schemes to suit you and your budget – call for more information on 01225 863322.
Westbury Golf Club
Westbury Golf Club is a members run golf club that offers some of the best value, friendly, quality golf, available in the area. A warm welcome awaits members and visitors alike. It is an attractive 9 hole course set in beautiful mature parkland at the foot of the famous Westbury White Horse. Additional teeing creates variation for a challenging back nine holes.
With gently undulating fairways, the course suits players of all ages, whilst providing a good test for players of all abilities. The 12-bay driving range allows for pre-round practice or a visit in its own right. When you visit you can also enjoy all the facilities of White Horse Country Park.
West Wilts Golf Club
West Wilts is an extremely friendly traditional member’s golf club situated on the edge of Warminster and the Salisbury Plain. The Club was established in 1891 and the course, designed by J H Taylor, has excellent fairways and greens on chalk downland with superb views over 3 counties. Very good playing conditions are enjoyed all year round. The course has characteristics of an inland “links” and being 5790 yards long (Par 69, SSS 68) with 50 bunkers and relatively small greens it provides players of all standards with a fair test of golf. A good short game is essential to score well.
Indoor and outdoor practice facilities are available including a state of the art GC2 golf course simulator and a fully qualified PGA professional (Lawrence Wilkin) for all coaching and equipment needs. Visitors and societies are very welcome; please contact Lawrence Wilkin (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call 01985 213133 for more information.
Whitley Golf Club
Whitley is famed for its friendly atmosphere, where everyone is welcome to enjoy the golf course, driving range and clubhouse bar facilities. With a relaxed approach, it’s the ideal place to learn and practice.
The 9 hole layout provides a test that challenges all levels of golfer, with a focus on course management necessary to plot your way around the fairways to get to the green. Two sets of tees allow golfers to play 18 holes with a varied approaches. Set out over level ground, the course is sympathetic to the beginner or indeed those who perhaps require a more gentle stroll.
Ultimately, social golf is at the heart of Whitley, and what better way to get exercise and spend time with friends than strolling around the course. Friends and family are always encouraged to use the clubhouse and club facilities. While membership options are available, the casual Pay & Play visitors are always welcome.