Our location has made us a firm favourite with golfers visiting to play some of the stunning courses that we have close by. As a keen golfer himself, Bob has played pretty much all of them and is happy to share his advice and insights for any guests wanting to play a round or plan a tour.
The following courses are within easy reach of Lorne House (see distances indicated) and come with Bob’s personal seal of approval:
Cumberwell Park (7 miles)
Wiltshire’s only 45 hole golf course, Cumberwell Park provides different challenges for golfers of every ability. The course encompasses a wonderful blend of rolling countryside, lakes, streams, natural copse and woodland. A recent addition is the superb 9 hole Par 3 course.
The Manor House Golf Club, Castle Combe (7 miles)
Situated in 365 acres of rich parkland the course was designed by Peter Alliss and Clive Clark. The mature oak and beech trees that line the magnificent fairways together with the immaculate greens and the River Bybrook meandering through the middle bring both drama and beauty to this Championship course.
Kingsdown Golf Club (2.5 miles)
Founded in 1880, Kingsdown is the second oldest Golf Club in the West of England and the oldest Club in Wiltshire. The downland course is renowned for its stunning scenery, beautiful fairways and 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.
The Kendelshire (18 miles)
The Kendleshire is a beautifully conditioned golf course that has hosted three EuroPro Tour events. Designed by Adrian Stiff, the courses were set into the rolling Frome valley with plenty of water and a thrilling combination of pretty holes from the forgiving to the downright challenging. In the summer of 2002 the two courses were joined by the Badminton Course, designed by Peter McEvoy to follow the same lines but with his very own twist.
Bowood PGA Golf Course (11 miles)
Designed by the renowned Dave Thomas, the Bowood PGA Golf Course is ranked as number one in Wiltshire. Set amidst a beautifully landscaped English country estate, Bowood is the PGA Official Golf Course for the South West.
Orchardleigh Golf and Country Club (18 miles)
Located within an idyllic countryside setting and named as one of the premier layouts in the West of England, The Brian Huggett course offers many picturesque and demanding holes.The 6824 yard par 72 course for men and 73 for ladies, is set within the estate’s established parkland; routed through mature trees and with water coming into play on 7 holes.
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