Frome, Somerset BA11 2PH
18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Gently undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb
Rural countryside and woodland.
12 miles S of Bath
FROM FROME take the A362 north direction Radstock. After 2 miles Orchardleigh entrance is on your right. >> FROM THE M4 motorway take exit 18, and follow the A46 for 10 miles into the city of Bath. In Bath follow the A36, direction Warminster. After approx 10 miles follow the A361, direction Frome. After o.7 miles take the B3090 direction Frome. After 1 mile turn right onto Iron Mill Lane, direction Radstock (A362). After 1.5 miles turn right onto the A362 direction Radstock. After 0.3 miles Orchardleigh entrance is on your right.
Orchardleigh Golf Club: In an area of quiet rural countryside, not too far from the stunning city of Bath and the historic towns of Frome and Warminster, this quintessentially English parkland golf course is laid out in the grounds of the beautiful Orchardleigh Estate. Brian Huggett's well designed and well maintained layout provides an enjoyable golfing challenge for players of all abilities.
The front-nine loop of holes occupies flatter and more open terrain to the west of the clubhouse, while the back-nine loop has the greater elevation changes and a slightly more tree-lined feel, especially as you approach the finish.
There are plenty of smooth, elliptical bunkers along the fairways and guarding most of the greens. Three small ponds on the front-nine and another alongside the 18th green will also ensure you stay focused and apply good course management during your round.
In these pleasant parkland surroundings, Orchardleigh House can be seen on your left as you play the excellent par-4 1st, while many fine rural views can be enjoyed, especially from the higher elevations on the back-nine. Look out at the plunging par-5 12th hole for the white horse carved onto a distant hill - a reminder of the fascinating ancient history that is all around you in this part of England's wonderful West Country.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance.
Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire (if pre-booked)
The Orchardleigh Estate is centred around a magnificent stately house built in 1856 by Thomas Henry Wyatt for William Duckworth. In 1986 the last male Duckworth descendant died, and work started on redeveloping the house. Although the initial development was stalled for some years, work on the current house (a popular wedding venue) and the golf course resumed and was completed by the mid-1990s.
The course you play at Orchardleigh was known for some time as the Park Course. Orchardleigh's original plan envisaged two 18-hole courses; the second was marked out to the south of the existing course, but has not yet been built.
Orchardleigh Park, Frome, Somerset BA11 2PB
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A varied array of beautifully restored properties are spread around the Orchardleigh Estate. A mix of lodges and cottages, which are available to rent for holiday breaks and long weekends.
Warminster, Wiltshire BA12 9HH
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This quintessential English luxury hotel, set in the beautiful Wylye Valley, includes a luxurious Spa and Perry Carson Hair Studio. Bishopstrow House, a member of the von Essen Collection of hotels, is one of the finest luxury hotels in Dorset and Wiltshire.
Orchardleigh; Bowood; Cumberwell Park
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