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Golf in Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire is a county in South West England. Gloucestershire comprises part of the Cotswold Hills, part of the flat fertile valley of the River Severn and the entire Forest of Dean. The oldest golf club in Gloucestershire is (or was) Cheltenham Golf Club, founded in 1891. However, the club does not exist anymore, making Minchinhampton Golf Club - founded in 1894 - the oldest golf club in Gloucestershire.

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Golf in Gloucestershire
When visiting Gloucestershire on a golf break, you should pay the following Gloucestershire golf courses a visit: Minchinhampton Golf Club (offering three (!) good courses), Ross-on-Wye Golf Club, Kendleshire Golf Club (offering 27-holes) and The Players Club. The top courses in Gloucestershire around Bristol and in the Cotswold Hills national Park. Gloucestershire offers elegant spa and market towns and stately homes presiding over rolling, green landscapes. If you love nature then go off the beaten track through oaks and beeches in the huge Forest of Dean. Or visit the Coldwolds featuring golden stone and rolling hills, the ‘wolds’. Sudeley Castle & Gardens is a popular visitor attraction with award-winning gardens. The nearest airport to Gloucester is Bristol Airport which is less than 40 miles away. Another nearby airport is Birmingham. There are main line trains to the Gloucestershire from London, the Midlands and the North, and South West England.

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rafarivas
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Played on: 5 October 2018 Review date: 26 April 2020Handicap: 22
Filton Golf Club
Fuimos 16 amigos en 2018 Es un campo muy antiguo, con mucha solera, los jugamos con palos prestados y aún así disfrutamos de un magnífico día de golf. Después fue el mejor hoyo 19 de la historia del golf. Hay que reconocer que nos ganaron en el campo y después en la casa club. Jugamos contra otro grupo de amigos. Ahora ya no somos 16 amigos que fuimos a jugar allí, ahora …
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contactcoyne
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Played on: 1 October 2022 Review date: 2 October 2022Handicap: 16.2
Long Ashton Golf Club
Long Ashton is my home track and is, in my opinion, the best course in the Bristol area (I have played them all). The course is set in an idyllic tree lined location with great views looking over the city of Bristol (especially from holes 3 and 4). Although it's not particularly long, the course has some challenging holes making it ideal for golfers of all levels. The c…
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daanveen
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Played on: 7 August 2019 Review date: 9 August 2019Handicap: 17
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Cotswold Hills Golf Club
The first experience at hole 1 was a bit unwelcoming as some retired guys felt the urge to push forward on me. However, the guys behind me cleared that air by inviting me to play with them. Very welcoming chaps who guided me through the course. Maintenance of the course was perfect. Greens were fast and well cut, so were the fairways. Beautiful sceneries on some holes due…
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detroitgolfer
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Played on: 10 March 2022 Review date: 25 May 2022Handicap: 14.7
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Minchinhampton Golf Club
Minchinhampton Old is an open grassland course 700 feet above sea level on a spur of the Cotswolds. Stroud is some three miles distant, Nailsworth Valley is to the west and Frome Valley the north. Opened in 1889, the course is situated on the magnificent Minchinhampton Common. RB Wilson of St Andrews is credited with the original design, though there have been many altera…
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What is the best golf course in Gloucestershire?
Cleeve Hill Golf Course is the best golf course in Gloucestershire. Out of 41 golf courses in Gloucestershire, the rating 7.8 of Cleeve Hill Golf Course is the highest. Click here to view the 10 best golf courses in Gloucestershire
Is Gloucestershire good for golf?
A 9.2 rating indicates Gloucestershire is outstanding as a golf destination. This rating is based on several elements, like the average rating of golf clubs within this destination and the density of above-average golf clubs.
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