The Players Club

Codrington,

Chipping Sodbury, Bristol BS37 6RZ

  • Office

    +44 (0)1454 313 029
  • Pro shop

    +44 (0)1454 311 818
  • Fax

    +44 (0)1454 323 446
  • Golf pro

    Mark Brookes (Head Professional)

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Rural countryside and woodland.

  • Designer:

    Locally-based golf course architect Adrian Stiff designed the Codrington course (2002) and subsequently the Stranahan course (2010).

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
7022
6044
5570
Par
70
70
73
SSS or slope
74
70
72

At the same location:

Above distances are for the championship Codrington course. Also at The Players Club is the 18-hole Stranahan course (par-68; 5,340 yards from back tees; course rating 66), and the nine-hole par-3 Water Garden course (open April-Nov).

Location

Latitude:

51.507059

Longitude:

-2.380943

How to get there:

10 miles N of Bath / 10 miles NE of Bristol

Leave the M4 at exit 18 (A46 / Bath). Follow the A46 north direction Chipping Sodbury / Badminton (i.e. away from Bath). After 200 yards turn left onto the B4465 direction Codrington. After 1.3 miles golf entrance is on your right.

The Players Club

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.

Est. 2002

The Players Club (Codrington course): this ambitious, exciting and (once you get to know it) rewarding course, is one of two 18-hole layouts at The Players Club. Most of the original Championship course at The Players (in fact 15 of the original 18 holes) were subsumed into the Codrington course in 2010. At the same time designer Adrian Stiff was commissioned to add a second 18-holes, the shorter Stranahan course.

Much of the Codrington course occupies gently undulating and relatively open terrain, where an abundance of water hazards need to be carefully negotiated. Good-quality bunkering, particularly greenside, also requires your attention. The greens are excellent, often large and full of inventive slopes and run-offs. At the 9th for example, the putting surface is a mere 35 yards deep, but 54 yards wide!

Although recent tree-planting on sections of the course has yet to fully develop, the occasional presence of gorse bushes, proximity of older woodland and pleasing views onto partly wooded rural countryside, gives the course a pleasantly mature feel beyond its actual years.

The par-3s are excellent, with water dangerously in play on all four of them. Although some of the driving lines are not as clear as you'd like them to be, especially on a first outing, this is a course that grows on you the more you play it ... fair but challenging.

List of courses: England - South West

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance. Handicap required.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (April thru' Oct) on the Codrington course: Mon-Thur £58; Fri-Sun £62. Stranahan course: £29/£32.

Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2023].

Other information

Soft spikes only. Players generally walk this course.

Practice facilities

Excellent

Did you know?

It is still possible at certain times and upon application, to play the original Championship course at The Players Club. Built with top-level tournament golf in mind, the Championship course stretches to 7,617 yards from the tips. The layout comprises 15 holes that are now part of the Codrington course, as well as one from the Stranahan course (the 17th, which was the original Championship's 2nd hole), and two retained holes from the original layout (old 3rd and the current 7th & 8th combined).

Where2Stay

  • Rounceval House Hotel3-star

    Rounceval Street, Chipping Sodbury, Bristol BS37 6AR

    +44 (0)1454 334 410

    Visit website
    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      The Players Club; Kendleshire

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Manor House; Cumberwell Park.

  • Cross Hands Hotel

    Old Sodbury, Gloucestershire, RS37 6RJ

    +44 (0)1454 313 000

    Visit website

    A wonderful old coaching inn dating back to the 14th century.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      The Players Club; Kendleshire

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Manor House; Cumberwell Park; Bowood.

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