Best golf courses: Bath / Bristol

Bath / Bristol: the table below provides brief details about the top golf courses in and around this city. Each golf club has been visited and/or researched by Where2Golf. Click on the course name below to discover more. The course ratings below range from 5 highest, to 2 lowest. They attempt to provide an indication of the golfing experience you might expect at the course (based on its design, condition and surroundings). Hover your cursor above the Rating Key below for the rating definitions.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Bath / Bristol
Thomas, Dave

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Dave Thomas

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Bath / Bristol
Colt, Harry

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Original design by Charles Gibson (1890); later modifications by Herbert Fowler (1890) and substantial changes by Harry Colt (1913).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
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Morris, Old Tom

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Original design by Old Tom Morris; possibly modified by Dr Alister MacKenzie.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
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Stiff, Adrian

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Adrian Stiff

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Bath / Bristol
Stiff, Adrian

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Adrian Stiff. Peter McEvoy designed the third nine (Badminton), which opened in 2002.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Bath / Bristol
Alliss & Clark

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Peter Alliss & Clive Clark

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
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Wilson, Buff

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OLD course: originally laid out in 1889 by Robert Black "Buff" Wilson of St Andrews, Minchinhampton's first professional. Since then the course routing has changed considerably.
AVENING course: largely designed by Fred Hawtree (1975), with some replacement holes added in 1995.
CHERINGTON course: largely designed by Hawtree's son Martin Hawtree (1995), with some holes absorbed from the Avening layout.

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Bath / Bristol
Huggett, Brian

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Brian Huggett

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Bath / Bristol
Brown, David

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David "Deacon" Brown (Scottish professional golfer, club professional, greenkeeper and course designer).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Bath / Bristol
Stiff, Adrian

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Adrian Stiff

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Bath / Bristol
Cotton, Ken

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Original design by Ken Cotton (1962); later modifications by Donald Steel.

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Bath / Bristol
Dunn, Tom

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Tom Dunn, with later significant modifications by Dr Alister MacKenzie (1922).

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