Golf Course Road,
Painswick, Gloucestershire GL6 6TL
4 mi N of Stroud / 35 mi NE of Bristol.
Painswick Golf Club: whether the celebrated local writer Laurie Lee ever played golf at Painswick (he grew-up in the neighbouring village of Slad) is not known ... at least, not to this writer! That said, if you want to get a feel for the local area, his much-loved book "Cider with Rosie" is a must read. And the golf course at Painswick is a must play ... especially if you share the great Peter Thomson's belief that the essence of golf lies not in meticulously manicured fairways, greens and bunkers, but in the game "as a cross-country adventure."
Here at Painswick the layout is wonderfully scenic and at times rather quirky. Five holes are played through the site of an ancient Iron Age hilltop fort, while others occupy more wooded settings. Definitely a course that will appeal to your sense of "adventure".
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2020].
Painswick's neighbouring village of Slad, is home to a much revered English poet, novelist and screenwriter, the great Laurie Lee (1914-1997). His childhood, growing up in Slad, is beautifully documented in his seminal work "Cider with Rosie". Lee's life story continues in "As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning", and "A Moment of War" ... this semi-autobiographical trilogy provides three unforgettable reads.
England: 91st best course in England (Golf World, 2021).
Women’s major championships: the month of June sees two women’s majors: the US Women’s Open (June 3-6), with A Lim Kim defending, and the Women’s PGA Championship (June 24-27), with Sei Young Kim defending.
Senior PGA Championship: the revered Southern Hills in Oklahoma hosts the 81st staging of this event (May 27-30); Ken Tanigawa holds the title from its last playing in 2019.
New 27-hole golf complex to be built in southern Belgium
A new golf complex in southern Belgium, close to the border with Luxembourg, will start construction in June 2021.
American Dunes opens for play following Nicklaus transformation
Nicklaus Design has transformed the former Grand Haven Golf Club in Michigan into the American Dunes Golf Club, a new public course that is now open for play
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