Chipping Sodbury, Bristol BS37 6RZ
18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
Rural countryside and woodland.
9-hole par-3 Water Garden course.
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: An ambitious, exciting and (once you get to know it) rewarding course, very much in the modern parkland genre. Much of the course occupies gently undulating and relatively open terrain, where an abundance of water hazards need to be carefully negotiated and good-quality bunkering, particularly greenside, also requires your attention.
Although recent tree-planting on sections of the course has yet to develop, the occasional presence of gorse bushes, proximity of older woodland and pleasant views onto partly wooded rural countryside, gives the course a more mature feel beyond its actual years. 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 54 yards wide, but only 35 deep !
Greens are not the only "stretch" factor here. How many professionals have reached the 696-yard par-5 8th in two ! The par-3's 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 want them, especially on a first outing, this is a course that grows on you the more you play it - fair but challenging. You'll need plenty of nerve and a great golf game if you try it off the tips - a total of 7617 yards (the UK's longest course !?).
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance. Handicap required.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].
Soft spikes only. Players generally walk this course.
Built with championship golf in mind, there are several tee-box options from which to choose - 7617 yarsd from the very back, down to 5833 yards from the women's tees.
Rounceval Street, Chipping Sodbury, Bristol BS37 6AR
+44 (0)1454 334 410Visit website
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+44 (0)1454 313 000Visit website
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