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
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.
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.
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.
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