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
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Alliss & Clark

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Peter Alliss & Clive Clark

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).

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

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.

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).

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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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

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
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Huggett, Brian

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Brian Huggett

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).

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Tournaments

Ryder Cup: Rome plays host to the first ever Ryder Cup to be staged in Italy, with the USA defending golf’s greatest team trophy at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club (Sept 29-Oct 1).

Solheim Cup: also in September, also in southern Europe, the 18th Solheim Cup will be contested at Finca Cortesin on the Costa del Sol, with Europe defending after their surprise win in Toledo, Inverness Club (Ohio) in 2021 (Sept 22-24). 

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Who's Who

Céline Boutier: with many successes as both an amateur and professional golfer, Boutier added a major championship title to her impressive résumé at this year’s Evian Championship.

Alex Cejka: buffeted by rain and high winds, especially on the high-scoring final day, Čejka prevailed over Pádraig Harrington in a playoff at Royal Porthcawl, to scoop the Senior Open Championship title.

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.

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