Painswick Golf Club
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Food & BeverageBar, Restaurant
Available FacilitiesClubhouse, Showers, Locker Rooms
Do not go alone!
If you haven't played here before, don't go alone! Even with the map on the back of the card it is very difficult to find the tee boxes as there are no tee markers, just spray paint/chalk on the ground. The ladies' tees would have been impossible to find if I hadn't joined up with the group behind who caught me up after 5 holes of wandering about in frustration!
There are also a lot of blind holes and crossing fairways so make sure you go with a member or join up with someone on the tee.
It is a short course but there is quite a lot of trekking up and down hills, so be prepared with a light bag if carrying!
The course is crossed by several roads and walkers paths so I had a few long waits on the tee while waiting for a parties of school children to clear the fairway!
That said, the members were very friendly and the course is interesting, to say the least! It is a challenging test of golf -not for the novice golfer - as there are lots of gullies to carry, small spaces on the fairway to land the ball and small greens. A good challenge best for a skilled golfer who doesn't hit wayward tee shots!
First time at Painswick
No bunkers on this course ( save for the practice area! )
A tricky compact course set around an iron age hill fort with wonderful views over the Cotwolds to the east and the welsh mountains in the west. Challenging rough and many hole over hills and out of site. Lost 12 balls between us! Super bar and restaurant.
Playing on an iron age fort
I loved it. Walked over the Beacon a week ago and saw the course. Had to play it. Did so today with a pal from Edgbaston Golf Club. The course was empty. Challenging in places..lost a few balls!. BUT what a glorious location. The reception at the club could not have been more friendly or helpful. We had a super lunch in the clubhouse before we started and a simply marvellous 18 holes. Some super challenging holes and for a course with no irrigation and at such an elevation the condition of tees fairways and greens was exceptional. I cannot recommend it enough to anyone who wants to experience golf as is was originally played
Great setting with stunning views across Gloucestershire and the River Severn.
Interesting course with some blind green and tricky fairways. Great for the average golfer as quite short but could test the more ambitious. Views from the top are worth the experience.
do not answer their emails when need to cancel 2 days prior
Booked on Golf now(but not a hot deal) Found out that people sit having picnics on the fairways, people walk across constantly as it is public land. Dog walkers, children. This is unsafe !! Too many blind shots. Local people said how bad also that it is kept. I tried ringing Golfnow 2 days before to cancel as the reviews do not explain these facts. No response. Left voice message, no response. Online says it is up to course. Left Painswick 2 emails....no response. So Painswick you had my money and i went elsewhere. I asked for a refund in advance and you could have filled the tee times. No wonder people don't have a lot to say about your course if you don't even have the courtesy to respond to anyone.
Stunning location - great course
First time playing the course, ad starting at 14.00 on a Wednesday afternoon, no other player at all ! Very interesting lay out playing on the top of an escarpment overlooking the river Severn and Gloucester. I was most looking forward to playing the holes in and around the iron age hill fort and wasn't at all disappointed. Would definitely play again and would recommend. Not able to comment on the cub house/facilities - great on arrival but I finished after they had closed.
A must play golf course.
This course is an absolute gem. It’s not your usual, manicured, members golf course. It’s a little more rough and ready, like someone has mown out some golf holes in the middle of a national trust walk. But it’s amazing. Some truly quirky holes, blind par 3 shots, shots over roads, shots over dog walkers. But the experience is superb.
Such an interesting course, and wonderful value for money. Amazing views out over the Cotswolds. It’s a must play. Hidden beauty.
Friendly welcome in the clubhouse and although we didn’t have time to stop post round today, we played 18 months ago and the clubhouse was well worth a post round bite.
Will return to play when the 7th hole is back in play. Despite the hour and a half drive to get there, it’s worth the effort.
We had a great round, you have to be patient as the course is an open walkway therefore lots of people out walking there dogs and enjoying remarkable scenery and the historic delights of an Iron Age fort which you play into and around. It was very quiet which meant we could enjoy the scenery and a very relaxed round of golf. Can be difficult to get a trolley around especially as you are trying to enter the fort, also lots of blind shots so suggest you bring plenty of old balls and enjoy a course that was laid down over a hundred and thirty years ago.
Not a golf course
Very bad layout with most holes being blind. The course is badly designed with fairways crossing each other with no warning. The tee boxes are in better condition than the appalling greens which have pits and very little grass.
You also need to be a mountain goat.
I am sure all golfers would enjoy Painswick
Very unusual course. Fantastic views all round. Course although short is a good challenge. We travel for 90 minuets to get here but we’ll worth it will be back
Stunning views over the GLOUCESTER valley
A challenging course. It will keep you fit!
The course is shared with walkers, but it works well - sometimes we had to wait until they passed but they didn’t detract from or hold up our game.
The setting is special with beautiful scenery and views over the Gloucester valley and Ceeve Hill.
Nice clubhouse and welcoming staff.
Lovely picturesque course
Course in great condition, lovely manicured greens. Nice and tricky undulating fairway
A Different Golf Experience
This is a golf course like no other.
Probably the only one built on an old quarry with countless blind shots to boot.
You have to be sure how far you can hit a ball with each club because you have to be so very accurate to score low on this course.
The walkers quite often come into play as do other golfers sharing the same fairways!
Lovely friendly people and a joy to play.
Amazing sunny afternoon
Course was very quiet and greens for common land were better than I expected.
It's a course you have to plot your way around and I only hit driver a few times as it's accuracy not distance off the tee that matters, a refreshing change to the norm.
querky but good
some interesting holes several blind tee's but a real common course. challenging in places. Well worth a visit
great features and views
the course is in very good condition ,having played there as a member several years ago it was great to challenge myself against the course yet again !!!
the one thing that lets the course down as always has is the ignorance of the general public using the course as a pic nic area fully unaware of the dangers around them !!! we even had to miss 2 holes out because of this ignorance . even though we enjoyed the round we will seriously consider returning and being let down by peoples ignorance .
Short course requiring accuracy
Quirky mid-section of the layout is confusing with tightly bunched holes playing both ways. Short course, but not straight forward if the rough is up. Nicest holes are 14 - 18. Pleasant clubhouse terrace and decent snacks.
Painswick a proper golf course.
Brilliant course designed around the beautiful natural features..A proper technical course that demands full attention which we loved. Far better than modern flat boring park courses. Every hole is different each having its own amazing character. The 6th hole is probably one of the best to play in the county, if only to take a moment to stand and gaze at the view over at least four counties.
Our compliments to the green keepers.
Short holes but challenging and amazing views!
Only the second time I have played this course despite living a few miles down the road. The holes aren't long but are certainly challenging. Hit the ball off course or too long and you'll end up in trouble! Tees are ok but the fairways and greens are in very good condition despite the fact there are lots of walkers and dogs roaming about. This is something to bear in mind when teeing off on a few holes, might have to wait for a short while until the walkers are out of hitting range! There are some memorable holes on the course which I could play again and again and again! Love the 3rd, 5th, 6th, 10th, 11th, 14th and 16th holes. The course is reasonably priced compared to some other courses near Gloucester so I would highly recommend playing 18 holes.