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Bowood Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort

4.7   Golfshake Golf Course Rating 185 reviews | Post Review | Website
Price Guide: £££££ | HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Course Information

Bowood Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort, Wiltshire is an 18 hole, par 72 (6878 yard), resort, parkland golf course designed by Dave Thomas.

18 holes | Par 72 | 6878 yards | Resort | Parkland


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Address: Derry Hill, Calne, Wiltshire, SN11 9PQ United Kingdom

Tel: 01249 822228

Golf Pro: Ben Emerson | Tel: 01249 823881

Website: http://www.bowood-golf.co.uk


Golf Club Facilities

Driving range  Range
Golf club hire  Club Hire
Buggy Hire  Buggy Hire
Golf shop  Golf Shop
Changing rooms  Changing
Clubhouse  Clubhouse
Bar  Bar
Food  Dining
Function Room Hire  Function Room
Accommodation  Accommodation

Tee times may be booked up to 4 weeks in advance and are available at any time Monday to Friday and after midday at weekends.

These prices are guides only, please call the proshop for the seasonal, and twilight rates.

Midweek Guide: £55.00 per round *

Weekend Guide: £60.00 per round *

  • Societies Accepted to Play
  • Society Deals Available
  • Voucher Deals Available
  • 7 Day Membership Available
  • 5 Day Membership Available

* Any prices shown are guide prices, please confirm with the course prior to booking.

Tee Time Information

Midweek Guide: £55.00 per round *

Weekend Guide: £60.00 per round *

* Any prices shown are guide prices, please confirm with the course prior to booking.


Review Information


GOLFSHAKE RATING

4.66

Golfshake Golf Course Rating

 

AVERAGE RATING 4.5
(based on 185 reviews)

5 star
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4 star
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3 star
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HIGHLY RATED

99%

would play again or recommend

Golfshake Review


4.6

The Course

4.4

Course Conditions

4.2

Value For Money

4.1

Pace of Play

4.6

Facilities & Service

4.5

Hospitality

4.5

Practice Facilities

4.2

Food & Drink

What the club says: Working with the natural beauty of majestic rolling parkland, with a wealth of mature trees and lakes, Thomas' brief was to create a course to be enjoyed by all who wished to play. With a range of tees on every hole, the higher handicapped golfer is not overwhelmed by too difficult a course, yet from the back tees in events which include the European Challenge Tour Championships, even the greatest from the professional ranks find this stunning course a challenging test of their skills.

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Adam B rated 4.5 out of 5

Reviewed Oct 18 2022

A beautiful but challenging course

A stern test in the beautiful Wiltshire countryside.
The friendly staff and excellent facilities made for an excellent day out.

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Steve Jones, Newbury rated 4.5 out of 5

Reviewed Jun 29 2022

Great Test of Golf

Playing in high summer you know that entering the rough is a 'no no' but it's going to happen to mid and high handicappers here because even off the yellow tees you need all that's in your bag. You will also appreciate the deep yet immaculate bunkers punishing all but the truest approach shots. Having played this course back in the 1990's it is wonderful to see how it has matured and in the sunshine it shows off the Wiltshire countryside at its best. Take a few extra balls and if you don't get too upset when you lose them you will have a great day. Pro shop, food and general facilities just ooze class as well.

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Roger M rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Jun 14 2022

Good Challenge

Played here before and the course is a really good challenge. Bunkers protect all the greens so bring your sand game. Accurate driving will bring its rewards but you still have some undulating greens to negotiate.
Only criticism was there were some old divots that could do with being filled in.

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Roger M rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Jul 27 2021

Really good challenge

A course offering something for all handicaps
Good layout with some clever bunkering inviting you to go for it when a layup is a good option. Like all good courses bring your A game. Really enjoyed playing here.

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Ryan W rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Jul 17 2021

Beautiful Bowwod

Stunning track in excellent condition. Good test of golf. Rough was up when we played as the English pga was due to be played there. Greens very true. Had food afterwards and it was top notch.

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Geoff S rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Jul 14 2021

Fantastic course in excellent condition

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Mark D rated 3 out of 5

Reviewed Apr 20 2021


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Anthony S rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Nov 5 2020

Great course!

Great course, thoroughly enjoyable round!!! Great to challenge yourself on a PGA course! Driving range facilities (and quality of balls) was excellent too. Halfway house food was delicious

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Geoff S rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Sep 25 2020

Lovely countryside with a fantastic course nestled within, making for a very enjoyable round of golf!
Recommended

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Ralph P rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Aug 3 2020

Played here with a friend whilst staying at the hotel. Course in good condition given the recent dry weather. Greens were true and rolled well. Some of the rough had been cut back since I'd played at a similar time last year which was helpful. Mask required in the pro shop which was also one way, both of which were no problem, though shame you couldn't look round. Friendly welcome and nice food and pint in golf bar post round. £50 for the round was reasonable.

(Round played: Jul 2020 - Score: 86 Handicap: 11.9)

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Marc R rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Apr 26 2020


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Corsham rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Jan 28 2020

I have been a golf member for almost my first full season at Bowood and it has been and continues to be one of the best I have ever experienced due to the welcome, friendliness and unique facilities as well as being an amazing golf course. I can highly recommend to anyone who is considering either to play as a visitor or to become a member to not think twice as I am sure you will find whatever you chose it would no doubt be a memorable experience.
Larry St Croix (overall rating 10)

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Les W rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Oct 6 2019

Les Wright

One of the best courses in Wiltshire


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Robert T rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Sep 30 2019

Top Class Facility

Bowood is a superb golf course. Intelligent design, good bunkering and lots of multi tiered greens make this a really good challenge. Also one of the classiest stay & play venues in the UK

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Ralph P rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Jul 21 2019

Lovely course in good nick. Was lucky to get round it when it was quiet and a couple of members let me through on the 3rd which was appreciated. Warm welcome in the pro shop too. Course itself played well and is a decent challenge. Nice variety in the course and greens were decent if a little firm. Will play again when in the area.

(Round played: Jul 2019 - Score: 84 Handicap: 11.9)

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