Character Cottages

Golfing breaks in the Cotswolds

GOLFING BREAKS IN THE COTSWOLDS

A golfing break in the Cotswolds is a tradition enjoyed by players year after year. The Cotswolds brings together outstanding golf courses in outstanding natural scenery. And although the Cotswolds is petite in size, there are over 40 golf courses offering a vibrant and welcoming community, where visitors are warmly received. What better way to take in a day of fresh air, peace and tranquillity than a couple of rounds followed by a relax in the clubhouse.

Let’s take a look at some of the best golf courses close to our Cotswold cottages, across the region.

Naunton Downs Golf Club

A club for golfers of all ages and abilities, the 18-hole Naunton Downs Golf Club occupies an enviable location in the north Cotswolds. The golf course and clubhouse sit in a beautiful part of the region, away from roads and noise, just outside the picturesque village of Naunton.

Complementing the laid-back ‘something for everyone’ experience of this course and clubhouse, the surrounding countryside is dotted with historical villages as well as the vibrant town of Cheltenham only 12 miles away, making for a great choice for a golfing break. Stay in Stow-on-the-Wold, 5 miles from Naunton Downs Golf Club, and enjoy trendy bars with wood-fired pizzas or traditional gastro pubs. The popular village of Bourton-on-the-Water is nearby too and would make for an ideal location for a golfing break. When giving the swing a rest, visits to Upper and Lower Slaughter, Winchcombe, Broadway and Burford would round your golfing break in the Cotswolds just perfectly.

Whether you’re new to the green or a high handicapper, this is a superb golf course for all set in a stunning and quiet location.

Browse our Stow-on-the Wold cottages.

Plus, when using Naunton Downs Golf Club, Character Cottage customers enjoy a members guest rate of £22 (discounted from £32) a round upon displaying a booking reference or confirmation email. Please note that this offer does not include Saturdays.

Naunton Downs Golf Club

The Wychwood Golf Club

The Wychwood Golf Club is just outside the historic market town of Chipping Norton in the north Cotswolds, home to the most famous high street in the region. And it’s not just the shopping that draws visitors to this part of the Cotswolds. Wychwood Golf Club is a premier course set in 170 acres of beautiful countryside with views of the rolling fields and nearby famous Wychwood, owned by the Woodland Trust and one of the largest areas of ancient woodland in the area. The hospitality at Wychwood Golf club is outstanding and it is a popular wedding and events venue. For a day on the green, you have an 18-hole European PGA TOUR-standard golf course with its own dedicated clubhouse and pro-shop. You will also find superb practice facilities, with a driving range and putting green.

Character Cottage customers receive preferential rates at Wychwood Golf Club of £25 (discounted from £35) a round upon displaying a booking reference or confirmation email.

Browse our Chipping Norton cottages.

The Wychwood Golf Club

Cirencester Golf Club

A very conveniently located golf course offering 18 holes in the heart of the Cotswold countryside. Cirencester is the largest town in the Cotswolds and offers visitors a vibrant golfing break. Cirencester occupies an enviable location in the South West Cotswolds and is only 80-miles outside of London. Golfing breaks don’t get much more accessible than this.

Located just north of Cirencester, only 2-miles out, Cirencester Golf Club caters for all levels and their 450+ strong membership offer a very warm welcome to visitors. Their flexible and ‘open-door’ approach is reflected in the fact that they don’t operate booked time slots, which is ideal for an easy-going golfing holiday.

The course offers an interesting, traditional course, with many of the holes true to the original James Braid design of 1920. Whilst enjoying a convenient location, the course gives views over the surrounding Cotswold countryside, along the Marlborough Downs.

Browse our Cirencester cottages.

Cirencester Golf Club

Minchinhampton Golf Club

Perched just outside the hilltop village of Minchinhampton is Minchinhampton Golf Club, where the elevated position, on the famous Cotswold escarpment, is the place to perfect that golfing grip and enjoy plenty of fresh Cotswold air as you do. Whether you want to improve your score, test some new irons or drive perfection in your putting shots, Minchinhampton Golf Club is the place, with none other than 3 courses of unique ground profiling to master.

The 128-year-old clubhouse facilities are second to none, having recently undergone a substantial refurbishment. Minchinhampton itself lies 7 miles east of Stroud and less than 4 miles from Nailsworth, both offering plenty of places to refuel after a day on the grass.

Browse our Minchinhampton cottages.

Minchinhampton Golf Club

Receive exclusive offers from Character Cottages