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 Member's 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.

Course Status

Course Status

Kingsdown: Course Open: Main Greens: Trolley Ban


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.

We are delighted to be asked to host the following events for 2016:

England Golf South West Region Medal

Sunday 15th May 2016

WCGU Junior County Championships

Friday 3rd June 2016

Recent Feedback

"Catering bar staff and course we're all excellent in fact if you would be kind enough to forward my thanks and congratulations on how well the course looked and played to your committee I would be very grateful."

"I'd just like to drop a note to say how much we enjoyed our visit to Kingsdown. All of your team from yourselves in the office, Andrew, Michael and Sam in the pro shop, and definitely everyone in the club house all contributed in a welcoming, friendly and professional way."

We enjoyed our golf and the excellent course and greens condition.  We enjoyed the welcome we received in the morning and the excellent service and bacon rolls on arrival.  And both the meal and the service we received were both brilliant."

"Everyone was very much impressed with the course and the excellent food and service the club provided.  Please pass on to everyone there our most sincere thanks."


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.

From the moment of our first enquiry, our booking has been dealt with in the most professional, courteous and above all friendly manner. Kingsdown Golf Club made many new friends on [our visit] and talk back at Henbury was of the excellent state of the course and the friendliness of your staff.

- Mr R Thompson, Henbury Golf Club

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