Beautiful Bath is the perfect backdrop when playing a relaxing game of golf, so grab your clubs and head to the city for a round.
Golf with a View
Whether you like your golf with a side of historic Georgian architecture or prefer to gaze at the beautiful countryside as you play, there are golf courses aplenty with stunning surroundings in the city.
Situated within the bounds of the beautiful Royal Victoria Park, Bath Approach Golf Course offers both a 12-hole and an 18-hole course. Novice golfers can enjoy a relaxed atmosphere as they build confidence and develop their game, whilst more experienced golfers will relish the opportunity to enhance their vital short game skills.
Just a ten-minute drive from the city centre, Entry Hill Golf Course is a picturesque and challenging nine-hole golf course, featuring stunning views across the city. The course provides enjoyment for golfers of all standards at an affordable price.
Established in 1894, Lansdown Golf Club is renowned for its friendly and welcoming atmosphere. The superbly-conditioned parkland course is built on the southerly edge of the Cotswold escarpment. The 6,445-yard, par 71 course has something to interest and challenge golfers at all levels. On a fine day there are breathtaking views over the Bristol Channel to the Brecon Beacons.
Bath Golf Club is one of England's oldest and finest inland courses. Established in 1880, it quickly earned and has kept its reputation as a welcoming club with a thought-provoking course and stunning views. The 18-hole, 6505-yard course uses the natural contours of a hilltop location to create a challenge for players. The course is full of variety and is laid out over fine golfing country.
Make a Weekend of It
Incorporate a few rounds of golf into a relaxing weekend away at one of the nearby hotels with golf courses.
Set in the beautiful Somerset countryside, a stay at Tracy Park Golf and Country Hotel is the perfect retreat. Set in a Jacobean manor house on a sprawling country estate, Tracy Park offers a relaxing and memorable stay. With luxury cottage-style accommodation and just ten minutes from Bath, the hotel is a great place for a weekend away with some sightseeing and a few rounds of golf thrown into the mix.
The golf resort has two championship 18-hole golf courses set over 240 acres. Both courses will reward you with good play and leave you feeling elated after a game. After a few rounds of golf, indulge in homemade and elegantly presented Afternoon Tea in Tracy Park’s beautiful Drawing Room, or enjoy a delicious dinner at Masons Restaurant, an old stone lodge once used for Masonic ceremonies.
Bowood Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort is just 18 miles east of Bath, hidden in 2000 acres of rolling 'Capability' Brown parkland. Each of the rooms has been designed in an English country house style with a contemporary twist. Perfect for a relaxed weekend break, Bowood has a spa which features an infinity swimming pool, gym, rock sauna, crystal steam room and aromatherapy showers, and boasts the number one golf course in Wiltshire and the South West.
Bowood’s championship 18-hole golf course, voted one of the UK’s Top 50 Stay and Play resorts by Golf Monthly, is an exciting prospect for all levels of golfer who have a passion for the game. If you’d like to explore Bowood’s stunning grounds further, head to their Woodland Garden, which showcases blooms of Rhododendrons and Azaleas, which is open to the public between April and June every year.
There’s also plenty on offer for children at Bowood, so you can bring the whole family! Bowood’s grounds boast one of the most exciting adventure playgrounds in the South West of England, which has high rise walks, slides and a trampoline to keep the kids entertained.
Bring the Family
If you prefer a relaxed game of adventure golf, bring the whole family and incorporate a trip to Victoria Falls Adventure Golf into your stay in the city. This 18-hole course is situated in the award-winning Royal Victoria Park with the world heritage listed Royal Crescent as its backdrop. Enjoy a fun and challenging crazy golf experience set in beautiful surroundings, and if your visit is around the Christmas period, your game will glow in the dark!