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Painswick Golf Club

4.2   Golfshake Golf Course Rating 71 reviews | Post Review | Website
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Course Information

Painswick Golf Club, Gloucester is an 18 hole, par 67 (4831 yard), private, parkland golf course established in 1891.

18 holes | Par 67 | 4831 yards | Private | Parkland


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Address: Golf Course Road, Painswick, Nr. Stroud, Gloucester, GL6 6TL United Kingdom

Tel: 01452 812180

Golf Pro: Marc Cottrell | Tel: 01452 812615

Website: http://www.painswickgolf.com


Golf Club Facilities

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

Midweek Guide: £15.00 per round *

Weekend Guide: £20.00 per round *

  • Societies Accepted to Play
  • Society 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: £15.00 per round *

Weekend Guide: £20.00 per round *

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


Review Information


GOLFSHAKE RATING

4.22

Golfshake Golf Course Rating

 

AVERAGE RATING 3.8
(based on 71 reviews)

5 star
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4 star
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3 star
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2 star
8
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RECOMMENDATIONS

89%

would play again or recommend


3.9

The Course

3.4

Course Conditions

4.1

Value For Money

4.2

Pace of Play

3.4

Facilities & Service

4.4

Hospitality

2.8

Practice Facilities

3.3

Food & Drink

What the club says: Painswick Golf Club is parkland course at 5,000 yards with a par of 67, the course is very natural in an amazing setting atop the Painswick Beacon. There are several blind spots into and out of a 3000 year old hill fort. The course is steeped in History going back to 1891.

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Robin G rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Nov 16 2022

Perfect unspoilt day in the cotswold

Here is a course where you simply have to be accurate. No bunkers! Five of us set off at half ten and completed the course by half 2 including lunch break at the 9th tee. Four of us scored 90 or less so a very satisfying day all round.

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Simon R rated 4.5 out of 5

Reviewed Nov 15 2022

Full size crazy golf

Half way round it dawned on me this was full sized crazy golf.
Really enjoyed this quirky course

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Mike rated 1.5 out of 5

Reviewed Oct 18 2022

It's hard to know what to write about Painswick. Perhaps expectations played a part here and I don't want to be too critical, but in all honestly I left the course wondering what on Earth the fuss was about. Having played Cleeve, and quite a few other courses you might label 'quirky', I had quite high expectations on a beautiful October Day, not too windy, and everything set up for a good round. I gave it a few holes to get going, but by the 11th or so, I realised that sometimes quirky just means 'a bit rubbish'. Then views are good, but pretty much everything else about the course isn't. The condition is easily forgivable given the land and restrictions in place. And my criticism isn't aimed at the club either. It is what it is. But what it is, is just a fairly poor golf course, with some admittedly 'interesting' holes and perspectives. For example, the 6th is definitely a great hole, and some aspects of the hole it shares a fairway with are nice to look at. But at very few points do these bits add up to anything recognisable as a decent golf hole. Of course, everyone makes their own mind up, but the fact that Painswick is being touted as a 'must-play' when there are so many other better options out there is something that perplexed me and my playing partner. Cleeve is quirky too. But under the surface there are some genuinely great holes at Cleeve, and you can imagine it being a really top class course if it wasn't based on common land. So, I don't blame Painswick at all. It's a course on a hill, with good views. But if you come for the golf, I think you are likely to be disappointed.

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Gary G rated 4.5 out of 5

Reviewed Aug 27 2022

A must for any golfer

Painswick is an all round quirky course.

Considering it has no irrigation system the green were surprisingly well maintained given the 2022 dry weather.

This is a course which beats me up almost every time I play but I insist of making the trek every year.This is a fantastic course but to lose your focus because their is walkers, ramblers picnic goers and horse riders is to get beaten by the course as is going into a bunker on a standard course.

Althought this marmite course for golfers, this is golf in its rawest form. It is a delight to play and a highly recommend checking out the HairyGolfers course vlog on youtube to get an idea of the course layout before you play.

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Robin G rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed May 10 2022

beautiful

A marvellous day on the hills; never mind about the golf! The fairways were well groomed anfd the greens were as fast as they come.tees were well cut and so long as we stayed on the fairway everything was fine. However, off to the left, right overshoot tended to be lost ball in some thick growth!

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A Golfer rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Jan 6 2022

Awesome!

Awesome! One of the toughest courses I have played!

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Devizes rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Sep 21 2021

Awesome!!! Fantastically quirky, course layout like nothing else. Such an amazing variety of holes.

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Robin G rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Sep 18 2021

put on your crampons and take your ice ick

This is a rough course to walk around with a trolley. The paths are somewhat narrow and rocky and steep. If you stick to the fairways the grass is well groomed and the greens are marvellous A round to remember.

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Ian P rated 3 out of 5

Reviewed Sep 13 2021

Parkland/inland links

A quirky little course with some very challenging holes. I was fortunate enough to play with someone who’d played the course before otherwise the multiple blind shots would have been a challenge, especially as a straight ball is not my norm at present.

(Round played: Sep 2021 - Score: 86 Handicap: 14.3)

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Gary G rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Aug 26 2021

Awesome little course

I love the course & when a hole goes wrong I hate it..

The staff are always helpful.

Greens were in excellent condition, the course is looking fantastic.

I do think everyone should play golf here at least once, I appreciate it is a marmite course. You'll love it or hate it.

I come here once or twice a year.

I don't think being public land is an issue if the people using the area were vaguely educated in golf.

A family picnic on a fairway probably isn't safe.

I did talk to them and they seemed unaware that it was a golf course, despite being situated between two holes on a shared fairway... The course isn't busy....



(Round played: Aug 2021 - Score: 85 Handicap: 13.9)

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Peter/St Ives rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Oct 30 2020

Peter

One of the finest and most interesting courses in England. This course offers breathtaking views and a captivating variety of holes, some with blind shots, some with elevated or lowered pins, some with sunken and tilted greens, and one of the best par 3s in the country, the 5th hole. It’s short but demands that you hit it straight, so don’t think it’s a pushover. A joy to play and the clubhouse is very welcoming.

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Clive L rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Oct 21 2020


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Bristol rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Sep 24 2020

Great fun- you must play

What a great experience it is to play Painswick. It’s short, 7 par 3’s, rocky paths and people wandering all over the course, but......
It’s such fun. Lots of really interesting holes with the requirement to shape shots and think your way round the course. I was fortunate to play it with someone who knew their way round, without that I can see why you might get frustrated as Finding your way round might be a challenge. Loved the elevated tees, the blind Par 3’s played over all sorts of ancient earthworks, the amazing views from the tees and greens near the beacon.
The only downside to the round was that the 3rd hole was out of play because some total scumbag has vandalised the green with what looks like a motorbike. It just baffles me why someone would go to all that trouble to destroy something?
If you are looking for golf with a clear line of sight to landing areas and all hazards visible, and a traditional par 72, then this course probably isn’t for you.
But, If you want a round where the golf is different from anything you will play normally, and each tee brings a new smile to your face, then don’t miss Painswick..
The clubhouse is nice as well, with welcoming and helpful staff.
Well done Painswick - Loved you!,

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Robin G rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Oct 11 2019

A challenge

The greens were in incredibly good shape.

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Mr W rated 3 out of 5

Reviewed Jul 30 2019


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