Kingsdown Golf Club

Welcome to Kingsdown Golf Club

Founded in 1880, Kingsdown Golf Club has outlived all but 12 English Clubs and it is the second oldest Golf Club in the West of England (behind Westward Ho!) and the oldest Club in Wiltshire.

The downland course is renowned for its beautiful scenery, luscious fairways and, of course, its superb greens. The excellent drainage makes play possible all year round. The Men’s White Tees, the course, a Par 72, measures 6,501 yards in length. For the Ladies, the Red Tees boast 5,744 yards and a Par 73. Whilst seemingly open and forgiving, the course will punish errant play; play intelligent and thoughtful golf and you will be rewarded.

The website Top 100 Golf Courses of the World have declared Kingsdown

"Wiltshire's Best Members Course", 

the only two courses with higher rankings being proprietary clubs.

See the rankings here .


A range of membership types are available here at Kingsdown. These include Full Playing, Five Day (Monday - Friday) Membership and Flexible Membership. We also offer discounted Memberships for adult golfers under 30, Student Membership for those in full-time educcation and Junior Memberships for those aged 17 and under. NB: There is no subscription charge for a Junior Member if they have a parent/guardian or grandparent who is a Full member of the club.

If you are not sure if you are ready to commit to membership, try our Get into Golf Package which includes: Six 30 minute lessons with a Golf Professional, Three months membership of our Academy Course, Ten Driving Range credits and Five rounds of golf. Get into Golf is charged at £199.00.

See our Membership page here for more details on what we offer.

"I am writing to pass on my congratulations to your Golf Club for what I can only say was an outstanding and enjoyable visit yesterday. From the welcome to departure, everyone made us feel most welcome and the standard of service, presentation of all aspects of your club outstanding. The course itself in both presentation and the way it played is in a class of its own and your exceptional team of Greenstaff are to be congratulated; Greens with good covering and consistent in speed, they were like the surface of a billiard table, so no excuse for missing a putt; Bunkers superbly maintained with consistency of sand both in texture and depth; Tees level and mowed; Fairways superb and well defined and our group didn’t have a single bad lies; Rough presented that whilst penalising a wayward shot, was fair to play out of and fairly easier to locate helping speed of play. The course condition is even more remarkable considering this was April and still suffering from a long wet winter, having little normal seasonal temperatures to encourage the grass to grow. I work less than 5 miles from your club so I am aware of the terrible weather your green staff have had to contend with. Please pass on my sincere thanks to everyone at the Club." K Redman, April 2016

Course Status

Course Status

Kingsdown: Course Open: Main Greens.


Visitors, from Wiltshire and beyond, are welcome to Kingsdown Golf Club throughout the week and can look forward to an excellent round of golf, followed by a warm, friendly atmosphere and some good food in the Clubhouse. Click here to book a tee time, here for Society Visits and here for our Open Events.

Take a look at our new Club video


Members now get Reciprocal Golf at Four other Clubs

15th August 2016

We are delighted to announce that we have agreed a reciprocal golf arrangement with Minchinhampton Golf Club. Minchinhampton join our existing reciprocal arrangements at High Post, Salisbury & South Wilts and Sherborne Golf Clubs.

Nigel & Trish Phillips win Brenda Abbott's BSUSG Charity Golf Day

1st August 2016

An excellent raffle, an improptu auction, brilliant speeches and prizes galore - all after a very good lunch. (There was some golf too.)

Val, Lynn & Denise - all winners at the Wiltshire Senior Ladies Championship

27th July 2016

Our very own Val McFarlane wins The Packeman Cup with Lynn Thornton and Denise Adlington also winners..

Bristol Golf Breaks

We are part of Bristol Golf Breaks. If you are looking to play Kingsdown Golf Club as part of a "Stay and Play" package, click the here to be transported to the Bristol Golf Breaks website.


Interested in joining Kingsdown?

Kingsdown Golf Club offers a range of membership types to including Flexible Memberships where a low subscription is charged and then a reduced Green Fee is paid each time you play. See our Types of Membership page for more details.

Pro Shop

How's your game?

If your golf isn't up to scratch, try a lesson with our experienced Professional Staff. With our new Driving Range and Video Analysis of your swing, you could still end the year on a golfing high.

Course Overview

Kingsdown Golf Club was founded in 1880.

Located just 12 miles from the Junction 17 and 11 miles from Junction 18 of the M4 and only 5 miles from the centre of Bath, Kingsdown Golf Club is easy to get to . The excellent drainage makes play possible all year round.

"I wish to put in writing our most sincere thanks to you and your excellent team at Kingsdown Golf Club for the excellent way in which we were looked after during the Championships. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel so welcome by everyone at the club, and nothing seemed to be too much trouble. The Head Greenkeeper and his excellent team provided the course in tip top condition, appreciated by all the competitors. The Clubhouse and Catering team, Shelain and her first class team and the Steward Paul Ormesher looked after everyone’s requirements over the duration of the event admirably. The Head Professional and his team provided every assistance throughout the event, which was very much appreciated. We must thank the Officers of the Club and of course the members for providing this superb venue for our championships. Lastly, and, certainly no means least, we would like to thank you and Anne for offering every possible assistance throughout the event. We thank each and everyone of you at Kingsdown Golf Club for providing such an excellent venue for a memorable occasion."

Geoff Green, Hon Secretary/Treasurer, South Western Counties Golf Association

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