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-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
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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.
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Stiff, Adrian

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

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

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Adrian Stiff

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

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Dave Thomas

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

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Peter Alliss & Clive Clark

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
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Cotton, Ken

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

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
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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.
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Huggett, Brian

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Brian Huggett

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
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Brown, David

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

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
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Dunn, Tom

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

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Tournaments

124th US Open: the No.2 Course at Pinehurst once again plays host to this most illustrious championship (June 13-16). Wyndham Clark defends his title, having won at Los Angeles CC in 2023.

79th Women’s US Open: the second women’s major championship of the season gets underway at Lancaster CC in Pennsylvania. It’s the second time the championship has been held here.
(May 30-June 2).

Who's Who

Nelly Korda: won the Mizuho Americas Open (May 16-19) at Liberty National GC, continuing her extraordinary form in LPGA events. This was her sixth win in seven starts in 2024.

Xander Schauffele: recorded his first major championship win, and second record-equalling low score of 62 in a major. Only he, Branden Grace, Rickie Fowler and Shane Lowry have achieved this feat in a men’s major championship.

Marco Simone Golf & Country Club

Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.

Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.

Prince's Golf Club, Kent (UK)

Here at Prince’s Golf Club you'll find 27 excellent holes of links golf. Just over the fence and sharing similar terrain is Royal St George’s; but Prince’s is far from overshadowed by its venerable neighbour. The three nine-hole loops at Prince's, laid out over gently undulating terrain, are sure to bring a smile of satisfaction to all lovers of links golf.

Stay&Play at Prince's: excellent onsite Lodge accommodation available

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