Alongside being one of the top 10 largest cities in the country, Bristol is also a ceremonial county and unitary authority in England.
Situated in the South West of England, Bristol borders Gloucestershire to the north and Somerset to the south.
The wider region of the South West is known for some of the best golf courses in England, and the quality of the golf courses on offer in Bristol live up to the region’s expectations. In total there are 9 golf courses in Bristol.
The top pick in the region would have to be The Players Club. It’s a 36 hole venue, meaning there’s not just one, but two top golf courses on offer.
Opening in 2002, it has a short history compared to some of the other clubs in the region, but it’s already established itself as one of the best in the area. This has been recognised by the golfing bodies, with the club hosting Europro Tour events, Regional PGA Championships and European Tour qualifying.
If the Players Club is new in Bristol, Knowle Golf Club is one of the oldest in the area. Opening in 1905, it already has over 115 years of history. Probably one of the most underrated courses in the area, don’t let the short yardage fool you! Well placed bunkers and true, fast greens make this a tough challenge.
Long Ashton Golf Club is another top pick in Bristol. Set in 220 acres of mature parkland, the layout makes the most of its beautiful natural surroundings.
It’s also well known for its small, tricky greens. They are made to USGA standard meaning they are in great condition all year round and as true as they come. But if your ball finishes on the wrong side of the pin, you can leave yourself in some tricky spots!
If you’re looking for further inspiration, check out our post on the best golf courses in Bristol, or view all the courses in the area below.