Coalpit Heath, Bristol BS36 2UY
27 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
Adrian Stiff. Peter McEvoy designed the third nine (Badminton), which opened in 2002.
Above distances/ratings are based on the Hollows-Ruffet combination. The Badminton-nine is slightly shorter than the other two nines.
7 miles NE of Bristol
Take exit 19 (Bristol M42) from the M4 motorway and follow the M42 direction Bristol. After o.2 miles take exit 1 from the M42 and follow the A4174 direction Ring Road / Kingswood / Yate. After approx 1.7 miles at second roundabout follow the A432 direction Yate / Chipping Sodbury. After approx 1.5 miles (go through railway arch) turn right at traffic lights into Henfield Road. After 200 yards turn right at Ring O' Bells pub direction Kendleshire Golf Club. After approx 1 mile golf entrance is on your right.
The Kendleshire Golf Club: Like the nearby Players Club, this is another relatively new and very good parkland layout, offering a good test of your overall golf game in a pleasant rural environment.
Laid out on gently undulating terrain, which is not tiring to walk, this is quite a technically demanding course, requiring good course management. Water is a dangerous hazard on many holes, not least at the island-green par-3 11th, and on the approach shot to the water-defended par-4 16th green.
Trees of many varieties, from apple to oak, and a wonderful array of bushes and shrubs (with lots of gorse in the mix) ensures there is plenty of flora lining the generally good-width and nicely undulating fairways. At times the flowering shrubs lend a colourful and almost garden-like feel to proceedings. Greenside and fairway bunkering is also a strong feature here; the large shallow bunkering providing something of a US-feel to some of the holes.
On this 27-hole layout, the 9-hole Badminton section is the most recent and the shortest nine; the Hollows and Ruffet nines provide the most challenging combination. From all parts of the course there are pleasant views onto surrounding rural countryside.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance. Handicap required.
Soft spikes only. Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire.
The Kendleshire has hosted several Euro Pro Tour events. It was voted amongst the top ten new courses in Britain in Golf World’s poll in 1997.
Prince Street, Bristol BS1 4QF
+44 (0)117 923 0333Visit website
Alongside the river quay in the centre of Bristol.
Kendleshire; The Players Club; Orchardleigh; Cumberwell Park
Rounceval Street, Chipping Sodbury, Bristol BS37 6AR
+44 (0)1454 334 410Visit website
The Players Club; Kendleshire
Manor House; Cumberwell Park.
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