Our guide to golf in Bristol


Golfing is an immensely popular sport and although Bristol is England's sixth biggest city, there are actually plenty of places to play if you know where to go. We asked Toni for her knowledge of local Bristol golf courses as I don’t have a clue, (I stick to Hockey – perhaps a future blog; ‘Sam’s favourite AstroTurfs).


  1. Bristol & Clifton Golf Club

Situated just four miles from the M5 and from Bristol city centre, Bristol & Clifton is easy to get to. It's a Par 72, 6,413 yards off the white tees and is immaculately kept. It is one of the more expensive in the area.

Postcode: BS8 3TF
Tel 01275 393474
Cost of round: £33-45
Playing requirements: None
Website: Bristol & Clifton Golf Club

  1. Knowle Golf Club

Knowle represents value for money at £30 on weekdays and there is the option of starting from the 10th tee to limit waiting times which is handy. The yardage is 6,047 off the tee for a par of 70.

Postcode: BS4 5DF
Tel 0117 9770660
Cost of round: £30-45
Playing requirements: None
Website: Knowle Golf Club

  1. Chipping Sodbury Golf Club

Chipping Sodbury is 12 miles from Bristol in the foothills of the Cotswolds. Accuracy is crucial on this course as there are many water hazards to avoid on many of the holes. Cheaper rates are available in the afternoons.

Postcode: BS37 6PU
Tel 01454 314047
Cost of round: £25-50
Playing requirements: None
Website: Chipping Sodbury Golf Club

  1. Filton Golf Club

Filton Golf Club is perhaps not quite as picturesque as some of the other courses in the area it is easily accessible from the city centre and definitely worth playing.

Postcode: BS34 7QS
Tel 0117 9696968
Cost of round: £36-40
Playing requirements: None
Website: Filton Golf Club

  1. The Players Golf Club

The Players Club is located outside Bristol, south of Chipping Sodbury. With its two 18-hole courses and a 9-hole course, The Players can cater for everyone. Although it only opened in 2002, it is already regarded as one of the top courses in the country. Look out though - there is sand and water lurking on most holes.

Postcode: BS37 6RZ
Tel 01454 313029
Cost of round: £18-48
Playing requirements: None
Website: The Players Golf Club

  1. Tall Pines Golf Club

Tall Pines has 6,067 yards of rolling parkland course which offers views over the Bristol Channel into Wales, but you won't have to overpay for the privilege at just £20 on weekdays.

Postcode: BS48 3DJ
Tel 01275 472076
Cost of round: £20-25
Playing requirements: None
Website: Tall Pines Golf Club

  1. Henbury Golf Club

Henbury is not the longest of courses, but it is ideally located very close to the M5 and just a few miles outside of the city centre. Toni can be found here most days when she is not working so say hi if you see her.


Postcode: BS10 7QB
Tel 0117 9500044
Cost of round: £30-36
Playing requirements: None
Website: Henbury Golf Club

  1. Shortwood Lodge Golf Club

Shortwood is not in the same class as many others, but it is hard to complain at £12 for a round. Located east of Bristol and a few miles south of the M4, this won't be the best course you've ever played, but it might be the cheapest.

Postcode: BS16 9LW
Tel 0117 9565501
Cost of round: £12-14
Playing requirements: None
Website: Shortwood Lodge Golf Club

  1. The Bristol Golf Club

The Bristol measures 6,111 yards from the back tees, so perhaps more suited to the shorter players. It is set amongst stunning scenery and has previously hosted both EuroPro and Jamega Tour events. The Bristol is located just off the M5 again, near to Cribbs Causeway

Postcode: BS10 7TP
Tel 01454 620000
Cost of round: £25-39
Playing requirements: None
Website: The Bristol Golf Club

  1. Woodspring Golf & Country Club

Woodspring boasts a 27-hole golf course designed by Donald Steel, Peter Alliss and Clive Clark. It is comprised of three separate 9-hole courses, each testing different aspects of the game. At £16 this is another round that won't break the bank. Woodspring is situated between Bridgwater Road and the A370 on the way out to Bristol Airport near Barrow Gurney.

Postcode: BS41 9LR
Tel 01275 394378
Cost of round: £16-18
Playing requirements: None
Website: Woodspring Golf & Country Club  

  1. Thornbury Golf Club

Thornbury Golf Club is a beautiful golf venue near Bristol. Two beautiful and challenging courses: the 6,300 yard Marlwood High Course and the 18 hole par 3 Low Course. There is also a 25 bay floodlit driving range and a well-stocked golf shop.

Postcode: BS35 3XL
Tel 01454 281144
Cost of round £18 - 24
Website: Thornbury Golf Club

  1. Ashton Court Estate

Pay and play on 2 18 hole par 3 golf courses: the Plateau Course and the Lodge Course. You can hire golf clubs and equipment. It’s free to park your car while you play golf. This is a very basic course suitable for beginners or just casual fun. Set in the scenic Ashton Court just over the Clifton Suspension Bridge you could walk hear from Beaufort House.

Postcode: BS8 3PX
Tel : 0117 9738508
Cost of round: £6.70 with reductions
Website: Ashton Court Estate Golf Club

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