Canons Court Golf Club
Bradley Green,
Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire GL12 7PN
Tel : +44(0) 1453 843128 Fax : +44(0) 1453 844151

Canons Court Golf Club
Canons Court is a small friendly club approximately 250 members, twenty-five percent are ladies. Strong seniors and ladies sections with regular meetings.

Directions
From M5, Jct 14 follow the sighs to Wotton-under-Edge through Charfield approx. 200 yards past Renishaw factory, take the left fork at round house towards North Nibley, Cannons Court is 1/2 mile on the left hand side.

Further Information
Information herein provided by the club 1 July 98.

General Manager: Alan Webb
Tel : +44(0) 1453 843128

Course Details

Course Name: Canons Court Holes: 9 Yardage: 5323 SSS: 68
Fairly flat course set at foot of the Cotswold Hills. Recent tree planting programme completed. For 18 holes - six par 3 and two par 5 (over water), remainder par 4. Course is tight and testing requiring accuracy rather than 'big hitting'.

For an appreciation and independent view of this course please see golfer reviews.

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  • Review of Canons Court 2012 -2014

    Brenda & Jo Booker wrote on: Jul 10, 2014

    Our first visit was in 2010 and we were unimpressed with course , play , ambiance , quality. Staff were un impressive. Badly behaved kids seemed to be allowed to frequent public areas and made our visit to club house fairly distressed
    2012 we visited again touring Europe and allowed this time to park our van in car park
    Course was improved. Food in club house was in abundance and good quality staff seemed better
    But we did note an air of behavioral issues and what seems an argument brewing which felt uncomfortable to us But it seemed a staff problems blew over Added to the entertainment I guess
    2014. How impressed we were. What changes had been made. The course one million times better. The quality of the whole place turned around Absolutely brilliant playing conditions. Fantastic challenging course. Well maintained. Excellently presented. The best we played anywhere in years both in Europe and home
    The club house changed. Clean. Impressively warm and cosy. Staff and management brilliant
    Food average but we didn't come to eat mountains of bread! The owner Paul seemed well versed in Golf. Recently returned from his own 'trip' Play & teaching .
    Humorous and friendly.
    His wife Laine was extremely pleasant well versed in conversation and outwardly interested in the experience of her customers journey and wanted them to feel relaxed and happy. Value for money.
    Well done. Excellent visit
    We even extended stay for 4 extra days staying in on-sight cottages Really great value, clean , modern brilliant location
    Thank you for the Golf tips Happy travels to you both. Life in Australia is great - we can vouch for that ! Wonderful couple
    Mr & Mrs Paul Bennett De Christie May 2014.
    ( next planned visit earlier than anticipated 2015/6)

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      • RE: Review of Canons Court 2014

        Mark wrote on: Aug 23, 2014

        Canons Court
        I was so impressed with this small but Big /9 hole club. I have introduced friends and others this year and none if them disappointed. Well done Paul the course is the Best Around and improved so much since last visit in 2012.
        Everything has improved the customer service the food the relentless abundance of variety in play. The atmosphere brilliant.
        Love it

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  • Canons Court

    Don McGloughlin wrote on: Oct 29, 2013

    I am a member of Canons Club and never write on these forums but my wife has encouraged me to do so to promote the Club even more for its value for money, charming and wonderful atmosphere. And to say well done to Paul and staff. The course is wonderful, its nooks and crannies, its resemblance to something from a picture book scene. The course encourages you to think every shot it is indeed challenging and an exciting course simply the best course around and over the years is improving month on month. This year the best I have ever seen it. The conditions perfect and with the memberships increasing the competition is increasing. All visitors, Golfers or not, are made welcome and simply cannot believe the course conditions - I’ve noted this year more and more visitors coming to simply eat in the restaurant or have a relaxing drink el fresco on the patio quietly readying a book or enjoying a friendly chit chat or meeting. I’ve met so many different folk at the Club this year and I know they cater for small wedding and anniversaries in the most exquisite surroundings.
    It really is worth a visit...
    The restaurant and club house is charming with home cooked fresh foods, Sunday Lunches, variety of menu to everyone tastes. A great wine list and wonderful staff. Spotlessly clean thanks to Helen and excellent customer service. There is no unfriendliness that sometimes you as a stranger can be subjected too from other clubs; there are no ‘player clicks’ at Canons Court. We are all competitive but love the thrill of the play and later the thrill of the results and ambiance in the club house. Genuine feedback from a very happy member. Well done Paul and Laine.

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  • Feedback

    Michael Reader wrote on: Oct 2, 2013

    The owner and Director of Canons Court is Paul Bennett. The course is a little tricky but maintained by a well groomed and well versed group of Canons Court staff led by Paul Bennett. The Club House has a wonderful restaurant relaxing and surrounded by home cuisine and wonderful array of home made cakes freshly brewed italian coffee or a cuppa Tea. Good Wine List and Sunday lunch is superb.All members are friendly the pro is great and ladies team wanting more competition!!

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  • Dodged a bullet

    Leo wrote on: Apr 17, 2012

    I was planning on playing here this weekend, thankfully i found this site first
    I think i will save myself the abuse and go elsewhere.
    Looks like one of dem fields anyway getme

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  • Canons Court Golf Club

    Howard Scott wrote on: Nov 9, 2011

    Thank you the School of Golf and pro are great. We enjoyed the cottage and the big breakfasts cooked by Paul. The course is the best I have played. Well maintained loved and cherished. The Golf day was brilliant and the best I think I have ever had in my 25 years of playing Golf and I have played all over the UK.

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  • Canons court

    Margaret Storer wrote on: Aug 6, 2011

    We are not yet members but we do play at Canons court and have always found the owner who is Paul Bennett and his partner Laine great hosts. Claire and Adam run the club very professionally and I am content to know that when my son and his friend play, aged 15, 16 they are safe and advice and guidance is always at hand. It is a family run Club which is good to know as children are always welcome. The food is great and children catered for. There is always a smile and a caring atmosphere.
    Its such a shame that sometimes a bad review or a pointless message is put on the site but I am sure those genuine and loyal to canons court will ignore the rants of others. Evaluations 9 out of 10.

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  • Feedback

    Mark Randle wrote on: Jul 31, 2011

    Paul & Lainey
    Huge thanks to Adam and Claire. We miss you all already. Arrived home safely Friday July 29th. The Cottages are lovely and we are sending reviews about this wonderufl experieince State side. All 12 of us will be back in 2012 - Friendships made, laughs had, drink consumed,the beautiful course, golf played but the genuine friendship wonderful custom made clubs, the Casino evening and home cooked food will be missed. All you guys work so hard to give us that beautiful experience. Take a rest guys . Love Mark, familt and the budding Golfers

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  • Canons Court Golf

    Scott wrote on: Jul 19, 2011

    Stayed in the cottages for the weekend and played solid golf with a party of 12. We had the best time at Canons Court. The Club House is great venue, friendly staff good food and service. Course is absolutely brilliant. Well done to the course managers and hello to Paul and his lovely lady for the hospitality.
    Definately visiting again.
    Scott

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  • Improvements

    Bob Bates wrote on: May 16, 2011

    I am a visitor of this club and would like to say that anyone who visits this club will be impressed not just with the bacon sandwiches but the course and staff but the owners Paul and Adam are great people. Perhaps Pete is a man with a grudge certainly a belly for pig and carbs.Golf player - I doubt it. just an offensive excuse for a man perhaps offering feedback as ingenuine as he is and others.

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      • owners

        barbara wrote on: Jun 18, 2011

        sorry but the owners of the golf course , are in fact Barbara and Paul Bennett

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  • Cannons Court

    Peter wrote on: Apr 6, 2011

    The course is lovely and the greens are very good indeed, however the owners are very rude and ignorant to say the least. The lady who greeted us Helen was a real star though and her bacon sandwhich more than made up for the shortfalls of this club and course.

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      • RE: Cannons Court

        barbara wrote on: Jul 5, 2011

        just to say although i am one of the owners i was not there on the day in question, you must have been 'GREETED' by others, no names mentioned, if you could give me their names i will make sure it does not happen again

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      • RE: Canons Court

        Mark Coppice wrote on: May 16, 2011

        Can Peter please let me know who was rude to him. Reason being that if full details are not left then we cannot improve the feedback forum and noone will use it. so if Peter is readng this can we have full details and names please.
        cheers
        Mark Forum superintendant

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  • whats this

    Ellis wrote on: Mar 31, 2011

    The person below cant spell. what they on about. Guess typing in the dark. But I agree its the best place. Great course and friendly people. Members are friendly which makes a change. You never feel like a stranger.
    Thank you to Paul and partner Elayne. Son Adam and Claire and their kids are really great to know
    Keep on making them customer fit Clubs Paul. I have alot of improvements in my game thanks to you. More orders on the way. Whens the wedding then? Goodness youre a lucky man. You certainly have everything. Can I be adopted ?? Ellis

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  • Golf

    Ross and Mel wrote on: Mar 31, 2011

    Canons court is not owned by the person noted its owned by Paul and his lovely sone Adam and darling wife Claire run the whole business really well. I dont play gold but my husband went with his friend for a weekend and dragged the family there this month. What a great atmosphere. lovely club house food and the scenery is wonderful. I met the club mascot Alfie and lovely kiddies Ruby and Jake. Grand parents were close at hand and we had a good weekend great laugh loads of fresh air and a curry to die for with Paul and Laine. Thanks See you all soon and very soon. Fan of Canons Court
    Doncaster bound ugh!!!

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      • RE: Golf

        barbara wrote on: Jun 18, 2011

        sorry but both grandparents were not present only the grand father, the other person is no relation

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      • RE: Golf

        barbara wrote on: Jun 3, 2011

        sorry, but the golf club is actually owned by Paul and his lovely EX wife Barbara, who both spend many hours and countless days building the business up TOGETHER. I am the grandparent to Ruby and Jake and to Adams daughter Georgia May. and Paul and i have a daughter Sarah,in Australia and two lovely grandchildren Macey and Mitchell.

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  • feedback and thanks

    Martin Rennison and Family wrote on: Feb 16, 2011

    Feedback is very important. We stayed in one of the Cottages n
    november for the weekend and met Paul and his fiancee Laney along with the family The course was perfect taking into consideration the terrible weather.Laney & her sister in law Clare cooked for us breakfast every morning while Paul gave me lessons and made me some absolutely fantastic clubs. My gold has improved and next visit I am bring 3 friends all in need of lessons and decent clubs! We have taken a memebership offer and will be staying again over half term. Thank you

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    Kevin and Felicia wrote on: Dec 14, 2010

    We had a great 4 days staying in Laineys cottage and enjoying the countryside. The golf was great and I can say my stay was perfect. The owner Paul and his lovely wife Laney took us on visit and cooked for us. What a great couple. We cant wait for you both to come to stay with us in Nassau -

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  • message

    tracy wrote on: Aug 10, 2010

    I found the owner and son extreemly rude, demanding to see our green fee receipts. I will not be visiting the course in the future and will not be recommending it to any of my friends.
    When the owners wife was there she was very helpful and friendly, but has now left. (can't blame her).

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      • RE: message

        ADAM BENNETT wrote on: Nov 3, 2010

        how anyone DEMANDED to see your greenfee receipts is a mystery to me!
        at CanonsCourt we do NOT use any GreenFee reciepts and very rarely need to check on anyone.
        These comments are very damaging to our reputation and the fact Tracy finds it neccessary to post such made up comments is nothing short of pathetic.
        I have contacted the website hosts to report this and hopefully find out who Tracy Really is

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      • RE: message

        b wrote on: Aug 10, 2010

        how right you are

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  • Friendly course

    dave wrote on: May 1, 2008

    Fabulous course, superb greens best I have played on for a while, and 19th hole very welcoming & friendly. would reccomend to beginners & anyone who would like a change. I understand it is family run,they are doing a great job as the atmosphere was very sociable. Fantastic value for money.

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  • message

    Lorrie wrote on: Jun 17, 2007

    Yes, course is good for beginners, but does get waterlogged when there has been a down pour.We were unfortunate to play on such a day, the course is family run and they are for the most part uninviting a pity really as they are trying to run a going concern. I pity the members.

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      • RE: message

        dave wrote on: May 1, 2008

        luckily did not play on wet day! as for pitying the members I disagree would definately join if I were local to the area, my experience of the course & friendly clubhouse staff made my day or the more enjoyable.

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  • Canons court courtesy

    Simon wrote on: Jan 11, 2004

    Be aware of course rules as the owner is very stick and seems to lack any manners when approaching you to inform you of any violation of the course rules.
    I only know of this after playing from the members tee on a water logged day and finding the owner approaching in his buggy whilst using his horn. He then proceeded to ask “Do you know the rules?” without even saying hello or good morning.
    This did catch me off guard and think that a little courtesy would have helped.
    The course is also quite narrow and this does not allow for any error in your shot, because your ball will go out of play and get lost off the course.

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      • RE: Canons court courtesy

        ADAM BENNETT wrote on: May 9, 2010

        Have heard a lot about this particular comment and am glad to have finally discovered it.
        I remember this visitor and welcome the opportunity to put forward my version of events.
        The course was wet that day as we were the only course open in the area due to the amount of rain over the last few days. Due to this we were on temporary tees.
        This visitor(a member of a local CLOSED club) decided he would rather use the white teeing areas even though all tee markers had been removed and placed on the temps!!
        Having watched him and his partner from the clubhouse it was my job to drive out in the pouring rain to ask them to adhere to the markers (as everyone else had managed all day) and tee off from the correct positions.

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  • Europe Golf courses reviews Richard Fazakerley 10/00

    Richard Fazakerley wrote on: Sep 30, 2000

    An excellent little golf course in beautiful surroundings, just under the Cotswold hills. The course itself is not long (5124 yards), but almost all holes are testing, with out of bounds mainly on the right. The Par-5 8th hole is probably the signature hole, with an accurate drive required to hit the fairway and give you the chance of being on for 2. (The easier option is to lay-up well short of the lake with a low to mid iron and thence to the green in regulation) Friendly club, imagine it's a good course for beginners to play - as long as they don't slice!)

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      • RE: Canon Court W u E reviews Gloucester

        Michael Rogers wrote on: Nov 9, 2010

        I have been a member of the club for 6 months and having fallen upon this site would like to say: The owner and his Son Adam are charming business persons. Their family run the business extremely well. They have amazing functions and I have attended most of them . The Casino evening run by the Owners partner was fantastic, really enjoyable. Very exciting and professionally run. They do alot for local charities and I would call for everyone to support them if they can! The course is brilliant and the new Golf Pro professional and gives a good lesson even to those who think they can play!!! I would recommend this Club to anyone wanting a stress game, entertainment, a good pint and if you give them your email address up to date news on competitions, events etc. Mike

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          • RE: RE: Canon Court W u E reviews Gloucester

            Mike Rogers wrote on: Nov 9, 2010

            Stress free game.
            I believe the owner has now installed lights for the driving range, so we can play all year round.
            Mike

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              • RE: RE: RE: Canon Court W u E reviews Gloucester

                Martin Cooper wrote on: Nov 9, 2010

                I agree with Mike.
                The course is well maintained and the friendly atmosphere is what keeps me comng even when its raining. My wife doesnt play but loves the atmosphere of the club house and the great staff that work there.
                The evening functions are great.
                I know the owner and his partner quite well and i know they have some great plans for improvements next year.
                The kids are playing now too and quite frankly they love it.
                A great club
                Martin Cooper

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                  • Canons Court

                    Tracy wrote on: Mar 26, 2011

                    A nice course spoiled by a pathetically inept, self righteous family who seem to think its ok to treat there members badly. There are not 250 members anymore they have all been driven from the course into the arms of the other clubs who really know how to treat there members properly.

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                      • RE: Canons Court

                        barbara wrote on: May 9, 2011

                        In answer to some of the comments, Please note, the business is owned by Paul & Barbara Bennett and will be until further notice. All other names mentioned are only employees.
                        The comment made by 'Tracy' in
                        March 2011 is far from the truth, as you will see when you play the course and visit the clubhouse. Adam (my son) has been greenkeeper for the last 10 years and takes excellent care of the greens (which may i add are far superior to other nearby courses)!!! and are playable at ALL TIMES.

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