Bowood Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort

4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   Bowood Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort Est. 1991

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Bowood Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort is home to the official PGA Golf Course and Golf Academy for the South West of England. Here you will find a relatively modern and open 18-hole championship golf course, laid out in the grounds of the historic Bowood Estate - home of the Marquis and Marchioness of Lansdowne.

The Estate's naturally undulating contours, complemented by the addition of many mounds and hollows, has produced a layout comprising well-defined golf holes and plenty of golfing challenge. From the tee you look onto relatively generous fairways, flanked by an array of clear to see hazards.

The large and often two-tier greens are heavily defended by substantive bunkering, with water also to be avoided on a couple of holes. From the course you enjoy many fine views onto the surrounding rural countryside. In the distance on the rolling Wiltshire Downs, sits one of many white horse carvings to be found on the hills of the South of England.

Stay & Play at Bowood Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort: luxury onsite accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.

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Making Contact

Bowood Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort
Derry Hill,
Calne, Wiltshire SN11 9PQ
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Office   +44 (0)1249 822 228
Pro Shop   +44 (0)1249 823 881

  +44 (0)1249 822 218

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Golf Pro
Ben Emerson (Director of Golf / Head PGA Professional).
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Bowood PGA Golf Academy
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Open parkland.
Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
Surroundings: Rural countryside.
Designer: Dave Thomas
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 7309 6566 6015
Par 72 72 75
SSS or Slope 76 73 76
At the Same Location:
3-hole 'Academy' practice course.
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How2Get There?

15 miles E of Bath
Follow the A4 between Calne and Chippenham. 2 mi from Calne, or 3 mi from Chippenham, turn off to Derry Hill. After o.5 mi look for entrance to Bowood - an impressive gate and tower.

Essential information

Green Fees:
Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (May thru' Sept) at peak times: Mon-Thur (9-12) £60; Fri (7-11) £65; Sat/Sun (11-12) £100, (12-3) £70. Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play packages, etc. [Last updated: 2019].
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and after 11am on weekends.  Must book in advance. Handicap required.
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Other Information
Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities
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Did you know?

The Bowood Estate was bought in 1754 by John Petty, 1st Earl of Shelburne, who rebuilt the mansion house. One of England’s finest Georgian houses, you can explore the family Library and Chapel, the room where Joseph Priestley discovered oxygen in 1774, the Sculpture Gallery, the Orangery and a range of exhibition rooms. Nearly 300 years of artefacts and antiques from the family history are on display.

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Published Ranking
2018 Golf World rating: 52nd best Stay&Play golf resort in Britain & Ireland.
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Latitude: (51.428187)
Longitude: (-2.056342)
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Bowood Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort 
Bowood Estate, Derry Hill, Calne, Wilts SN11 9PQ
+44 (0)1249 822 228

Surrounded by beautiful parkland, Bowood Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort is situated in the heart of The Bowood Estate. With 43 bedrooms individually designed by the Marchioness of Lansdowne, fine dining in the Shelburne restaurant, and a state of the art Spa complex, Bowood provides the perfect retreat for families, business travellers, spa and golf breaks and just getting away from it all.

Golf at this hotel Bowood
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