Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL52 3PW
18 holes. Moorland course. Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.
Open moorland and ancient quarry workings.
Old Tom Morris
5 mi NE of Cheltenham / 46 mi NE of Bristol.
Located on Cleeve Hill, the highest point in The Cotswolds and in Gloucestershire, the eponymous golf course offers a timeless, unique and rugged golfing experience ... and one not to be missed. The hill often goes by the name of Cleeve Cloud, which is the name taken by the members' club associated with playing "golf on the hill".
This unique Old Thomas Morris design, spectacularly set a thousand feet above sea level atop the Cotswold hills, truly captures the very essence and spirit of golf "as it was meant to be". The easy-draining layout, benefitting from its limestone subsoil, occupies wonderfully open moorland, with ancient quarry workings adding to the contouring of several green sites. The local herd of woolly bovid residents (of the sheep variety), ensure the expansive undulating fairways stay well-trimmed.
Pick of the holes: the short par-5 13th (long par-4 from the front tees) boasts a green site with its foundations provided by an Iron Age hill fort. As the club describes it, the putting surface is surrounded by "a ring of utter peril". The back-to-back par-3s at 15 and 16 are also standout holes.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2020].
Players generally walk this course.
At 1,083 ft (330 m) above sea level, Cleeve Hill is the highest point in The Cotswolds and in the English county of Gloucestershire. Attached to the golf course on Cleeve Hill is the Cleeve Cloud Golf Club, which provides local golfers the opportunity to join a club affiliated to the English Golf Union. In the clubhouse, visiting golfers are assured a warm welcome by all the staff and the members of Cleeve Cloud Golf Club.
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