Bowood Golf & Country Club
Derry Hill Calne Wiltshire SN6 8SW
Tel : 01249 822228 Fax : 01249 822218

Just south of A4 between Calne & Chippenham. Signposted from Jnct 17 of M4.

Beautiful tranquil championship course on the Bowood Estate. The course meanders through 'Capability' Brown parkland with huge trees, past sparkling lakes and has great views of the Wiltshire countryside.

Specialising in Corporate & Society Golf the club offers great cuisine and superb facilities.

Course Details

Course Name: Bowood Holes: 18 Yardage: 6890 SSS: 73

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  • it's long

    dan wrote on: Jun 5, 2004

    a great venue, a really challenging course, £20 on 2 fore 1


  • Europe Golf courses reviews Justin Gough 03/02

    Justin Gough wrote on: Feb 28, 2002

    After I'd got over the shock of the distances listed on the card and made my way over to the first tee, my playing partners had a few putts on the green outside the magnificent listed clubhouse. One of them said 'that's got to be the best putting surface you're gonna get in March'. It was. Not only were the greens in fabulous condition, but the fairways and tees as well. The first hole was fairly straight-forward, but as every hole came and went I realized, that Bowood is a course that will absorb you completely. It is both challenging, but fair. Stay away from trouble and trouble will stay away from your score! The bunkers were always well placed, especially those on the fairway (particularly on the 18th! Doh!). I challenge anyone to find anything wrong with this course and Club. Well managed, well groomed and well worth a visit! Thanks Bowood, hope to see you again.


  • Europe Golf courses reviews Martin Hollands 7/01

    Martin Hollands wrote on: Jun 30, 2001

    As I arrived at the course I began to fall in love with it! The people were all very welcoming, everything was superbly presented and it didn't feel in the slightest threatening.
    I warmed up on the driving range whihc has one of those automated hoppers that you pour the balls down and present them automatically on a tee. £3 for 50 balls disappeared too quickly though.
    The course itself was superbly presented, the fairways are watered and so were not suffering from the lack of rain. The greens were extremely true, and played consistently throughout the day. The bunkers are well placed and can catch you out and the sand is very fluffy, I plugged on more than one greenside bunker!
    There is so much variety here and despite it being pretty long, I didn't find it too exhausting carrying around my own clubs. All in all a superb venue, well worth a visit, and at £34 I feel excellent value. It is a Challenge tour venue in a months time, I'm sure many (all) will better my 90+ score, but I doubt many will get as much pleasure as I did.


  • Europe Golf courses reviews Roger and Betty Cordes 05/99

    Roger and Betty Cordes wrote on: Apr 30, 1999

    I showed up at Bowood on Sunday, May 16, 1999 with no tee time reserved and was fitted in very easily. This course is similar to several I have played in the states, especially Virginia's Shenandoah Valley. The greens were a mite slow, the fairway grass slightly long, but all in all a decent value for the money. The green fee was cash only, merchandise could be put on your card. While the course is walkable, I chose to ride one of their gas-powered buggies, since the next three days I would be walking links courses. This was a pleasant beginning to an intense golf trip.


  • Europe Golf courses reviews Mike Kelley 05/99

    Mike Kelley wrote on: Apr 30, 1999

    My uncle and I played Bowood on Sunday, May 16, 1999, when we were visiting England from Atlanta, Ga. We played the middle tees which are somewhat shorter than the back tees listed. The course was in good condition although the greens were slow. The greens were recovering from disease but were fully covered. The cut was high to allow full recovery, hence the slowness.
    Even so, the course was a good test of golf with many interesting holes. Each hole was named, usually for some landmark (such as the White Horse hole). This is a good test of golf and everyone should enjoy playing this course. Payment can be made with credit card and a motorised cart (buggy) can be rented. The course can be walked with little difficulty though. Clubhouse facilities are good and the practice facility is more than most courses I have seen.