Basset Down Golf Complex

Basset Down Golf Complex, Wiltshire is a 9 hole, par 72 (6184 yard), private, parkland golf course established in 2005.

Contact Information

Lower Salthrop, Bassett Down, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN4 9QW United Kingdom

Tel: 01793 812336

Golf Pro: Ian Bolt & Swindon Premier Golf Academy | Tel: 01793 812336

Website: http://www.bassetdowngolfcourse.com/
 

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  • Midweek Guide: Standard £14.00 for 9 holes, special offers also available *
  • Weekend Guide: Standard £16.00 for 9 holes, special offers also available *

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Course Information:
9 holes | Par 72 | 6184 yards | Private | Parkland

Driving rangeGolf club hireBuggy HireGolf shop Clubhouse BarFood Function Room Hire Handicap required

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Visitors: No juniors on the course before 12:00 at weekends. Dogs are allowed on the course, but must be kept on a lead at all times.

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

Basset Down Golf Complex Reviews & Information


Golfshake Rating

  3.84

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 85
Average Ratings
4.07 ... Overall Rating
4.11 ... The Course
3.83 ... Course Cond.
3.99 ... Facilities/Serv.
4.31 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
4.17 ... Pace of play
4.71 ... Hospitality.
4.17 ... Prac. Facil.
3.83 ... Food + Drink
Reviews

85 ratings & 53 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 1561 out of 2102.

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What the club says: Set under the back drop of the North Chalk Downs on the edge of Swindon this family-run 9 hole course covers 100 acres of mature parkland. The natural contours of the land, mature trees and hedgerows make this an interesting course with many natural obstacles including water features, also bunkers and hazards. The complex also has a 20-bay floodlight driving range, licensed cafe and two footgolf courses.


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Reviewed Mar 20 2019 by Gillingham - rated 3 out of 5

New holes open

Basset Down is quite a "new kid on the block" having opened in 2005 but is not sitting back on its laurels, for four new holes have come into play, and in fact are now the highlight of the course. Since opening, the site has attracted many golfers both to the fine chalkland based course, but also the fine driving range, and this combined with a very friendly reception, a basic but adequate bar and eating area has made it a welcome addition to the Wiltshire countryside.
As mentioned earlier, four new holes have come into play whilst work is afoot to build more with the aim of making it a full 18 holes in the next few years.
Whilst work is ongoing, the 2019 version starts with a real toughie, a dog leg right par 4 where the marker is the only clue and just aim for this is the only answer. At the dogleg, the green then comes into view to the right, a hummucky affair and well protected. The 2nd is a delightful short par 3, whilst the 3rd has water in front of the tee and to the left. Whilst this shouldn't really come into play, it doesn't half prey on the mind. Another well moulded green where a par is a bonus, and then to the 4th, the last of the newly opened holes, this a level and then slightly down hill approach through well mounded humps. These four holes in truth are now the highlight of the course, and would not be out of place on any course.
Over the road and it is to five of the original course, and whilst all very playable, do not have the same "gee feel!" as the first 4. The present 6th is a bit of a quandry hole for an exacting tee shot needs to be played to get sight of the sloping green which is over water and very well protected by large trees. 7 & 8 are two respectable longinsh par 4's whilst the current 9th hole is a short, but good par 5 down a rolling fairway.
Overall, a pleasant full length 9 hole course, where, if the newer holes being built are as good as the present first 4, then, it will become a fine full 18 in time.
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Reviewed Dec 12 2018 by Christine B - rated 5 out of 5

Fabulous Course

Basset Down is a lovely course, the staff are fabulous, food and drink is excellent

(Round played: Sep 2018 - Score: 60 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Apr 3 2018 by Neville S - rated 3 out of 5

Friendly Course

Basset Down is a 9 Hole course that's not going to be the toughest challenge that you'll ever face. The fairways are mostly wide and welcoming, the bunkers are shallow and often hidden away to the sides of the greens, and if you play well then you're going to score well.

There are a couple of holes that will make you think, like the 2nd where the tee shot has to be in the right spot on the fairway to give you a short shot to the green, or the 7th where your tee shot has to find a gap between trees and bushes. Generally though the course is fairly open and probably better suited to mid and high handicap players.

I didn't see the course at it's best thanks to a lot of rain that's fallen over the weekend, but I was surprised to see that the greens and tees handled it far better than a lot of courses that I've played recently.

I imagine that the course is one that looks a lot better once the trees get some leaves on them, but there are some nice views and I imagine that the greens will be very good once Spring eventually gets here.

I'd just like to add what a pleasant & friendly welcome I got both before and after my round in the clubhouse.

(Round played: Apr 2018 - Score: 98 Handicap: 18.9)
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Reviewed Dec 20 2017 by Andrew C - rated 5 out of 5

Lovely course

Nice course, incredibly friendly staff.
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Reviewed Dec 17 2017 by Matt H - rated 2 out of 5

Great course for getting into golf

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Reviewed Dec 11 2017 by Nigel J - rated 3 out of 5

Super 9 hole course

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Reviewed Jul 2 2017 by Mar8 G - rated 4 out of 5
lovely course. The bunkers are very hard and very quick which makes this course very hard on your short game

(Round played: Jul 2017 - Score: 87 Handicap: 12.3)
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Reviewed Jun 27 2017 by Mark B - rated 5 out of 5

Friendly course and club

A well kept course, testing enough for an enjoyable round. Friendly welcome in the clubhouse at all times.

(Round played: Jun 2017 - Score: 94 Handicap: 24.5)
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Reviewed May 2 2017 by William G - rated 4 out of 5

Excellently Kept course, albeit only 9 holes, but the course is expanding by another 4 holes later in the year and another 5 are planned to make it a true 18 hole course.

(Round played: May 2017 - Score: 53 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Mar 25 2017 by Mark S - rated 4 out of 5
Good course, lovely setting and some good holes. Good value and friendly service

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Reviewed Mar 22 2017 by Rukshi W - rated 3 out of 5
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Reviewed Nov 17 2016 by William G - rated 4 out of 5

Excellent course, nearly always playable and after heavy rain, drains exceptionally well.
Excellent driving range with automatic tees and adjustable height.
(Round played: Nov 2016 - Score: 99 Handicap: 0)
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Reviewed Oct 1 2016 by Paul S - rated 4 out of 5
A wet round and greens could have been in better condition

(Round played: Oct 2016 - Score: 96 Handicap: 27.4)
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Reviewed Sep 20 2016 by Christine B - rated 5 out of 5
Course is always in excellent condition, Staff are very friendly and helpful. The food is wonderful

(Round played: Sep 2016 - Score: 60 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Sep 3 2016 by Gill B - rated 5 out of 5
Good course in well kept condition. Nice varied course which is a good test while being enjoyable.

(Round played: Aug 2016 - Score: 114 Handicap: 32.1)
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Reviewed Aug 11 2016 by Mark B - rated 4 out of 5
I like playing here. Good service in the club house fort all aspects. Nice course and well laid out.

(Round played: Aug 2016 - Score: 51 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Aug 10 2016 by Leigh R - rated 4 out of 5
lovely course.. some pretty tough holes…good value for money..free bacon bap and cup of tea

(Round played: Jul 2016 - Score: 110 Handicap: 28)
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Reviewed Jul 31 2016 by Simon B - rated 3 out of 5
This is a nine hole course so gets quite congested at busy times, although it is well laid out and a good test for all golfers.

(Round played: May 2016 - Score: 86 Handicap: 10.1)
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Reviewed Jun 23 2016 by Rukshi W - rated 4 out of 5
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Reviewed Oct 5 2015 by Jayne - rated 5 out of 5
Great course for all abilities. Well facilitated driving range full flood lit for evening practice. Friendly staff.
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