Cleeve Hill Golf Club
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL52 3PW
Tel : +44 (0)1242 672025 Fax : +44 (0)1242 678444
Cleeve Hill is a heathland course (sometimes likened to an inland links) set in the 1000 acres of Cleeve Common, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and of Special Scientific Interest. Lying in the Cotswold Hills above Cheltenham the course encompasses the highest point in the Cotswolds at 1,083 feet and offers views across the Severn Vale to the Forest of Dean, Malvern's and beyond to the Black Mountains and the Brecons. It is home to a number of rare orchids and other wildflowers as well as to rare fauna such as the Roman snail and several butterflies. Human occupation dates back 10,000 years and much evidence of prehistoric and Roman settlements pepper the landscape.
Dave Finch, the Professional, has a well-stocked golf shop and a buggy is available by prior arrangement to those of restricted mobility.
The large and friendly clubhouse serves a wide variety of food, from roast dinners to bar snacks, and drink including real ales. For those interested in alternative sporting pursuits a traditional skittle alley is attached to the clubhouse. Several rooms are available for private functions.
A large variety of hotels and B&B's are nearby, some within walking distance. Accommodation can be arranged by contacting Tony Nourse, Administrative Director, on 01242 672025 or by e-mail to Geoff Nourse on firstname.lastname@example.org
5 km north of Cheltenham on A46 to Winchcombe
Information herein provided by the club 10 Feb 2000. For more information on Cleeve Hill Golf Club see www.cl eevehill.com
|Course Name: Cleeve Hill Holes: 18 Yardage: 6390 SSS: 71|
|The course makes good use of its natural contours to challenge professional and amateur alike. Holes of note include the 1st, 'Winchcombe Way' which until a few years ago was, at 558 yards, the longest first hole in the country. The 9th, 'Downalong' incorporates Roman works, and the 8th, 'High Point' as it's name implies incorporates the highest point in the Cotswolds. The signature hole, however, has to be the par five 13th, 'The Camp' where the green is actually in the centre of an Iron Age hill fort, surrounded by earth bank and ditch, probably the oldest man made golfing hazards in the world.
The unique microclimate and drainage mean the course is open all year round, often when others are closed due to the waterlogging. Thanks to skilful work by the greenkeepers only a handful of days are lost to the weather each year and temporary greens are never required. The elevation means it is possible to play when heavy mist envelopes Cheltenham below, giving the impression that one is playing above the clouds. Indeed, the club based at the course is called 'Cleeve Cloud'.
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