Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire CV37 7BA
18 holes. Open & tree-lined parkland. Relatively flat terrain - easy to walk.
Woodland, rural countryside and limited residential.
Course designed by J.H. Taylor and Fred Hawtree (1924), coincident with Club's move to this location.
1 mi E of Stratford-upon-Avon / 27 mi SE of Birmingham.
Stratford-on-Avon Golf Club: whether you'd call you golf game a "Comedy of Errors", "Much Ado About Nothing" or "As You Like It", it will probably be a case of "All's Well That Ends Well", if you tee it up at the delightful Stratford-on-Avon Golf Club.
Spaciously laid out on flat terrain a mile or so outside William Shakespeare's home town, this pleasantly tree-lined course offers a relatively easy-going and enjoyable round. The view across the course from the par-4 4th green, gives you a good impression of the general flatness of the course, although it's a layout with plenty to keep golfers of all abilities fully absorbed.
Square-cut tee boxes align you to the good-width fairways, which are usually flanked by neatly trimmed trees, both large and small. Water makes two very brief appearances, alongside the greens at the par-4 5th and par-5 12th. As you stand on the tee, it is small "frog-eye" bunkers that stare back at you from the fairways ... especially on the closing four-hole stretch, which includes three par-5s and three sets of cross-bunkers.
The excellent quality greens are a joy to putt on ... subtly sloping, rather than roller-coaster, with some two-tier greens in the mix. There's not too much to look onto beyond the course ... a pleasant mix of woodland and open countryside, and a few stretches with good-size unobtrusive homes.
Visitors welcome on weekdays; no outside visitors on weekends.
Must book in advance.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].
Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire (if pre-booked).
Samuel Ryder (1858-1936), the man who gave his name to golf's most famous team competition, was both a member and Captain of Stratford-on-Avon Golf Club. Ryder loved Shakespeare, which brought him to Stratford-upon-Avon, where Shakespeare was born and where is plays are staged throughout the year. Ryder joined Stratford-on-Avon Golf Club as a country member in 1927. In 1928 he was elected Vice President and in 1929 he became Captain of the Club, serving two years.
Bridgefoot, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire CV37 6YR.
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This modern excellently appointed 4-star hotel is located within easy walking distance of the River Avon, Stratford-upon-Avon town centre and the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. The hotel's facilities include a restaurant, bar, indoor pool, fitness centre and meeting business centre services.
Stratford-on-Avon; Welcome Hotel.
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