6 reviews of Filton Golf Club
Played here twice in two weeks. The first time, we were instructed to play the back 9 to start and when we came round to the front 9 we had to wait an hour for a women's tournament to start. We ended up walking off after two more holes. The staff were not very helpful when we mentioned this to them, they initially told us to just come back tomorrow to play the front 9 again. We continued to argue that this was not a suitable response, eventually they conceded and gave us a full free round.
So two weeks later we booked it and returned. The course was jammed packed (Tuesday 10:30). There was no order to tee off times, there were groups of people waiting on the first tee to start the round. We endured slow players with no desire to let us and everyone behind is through. The greens were being managed as we were playing and often had to wait for the to finish. Why they couldn't so this at a quiet time of day was frustrating. The rough was very uneven, some holes were cut shorter than others. And to finish it off the staff were just as rude when serving us as when we played there previously. Certainly won't be returning and I would advise people to go elsewhere, there are plenty of good courses nearby.
Filton is a mature, undulating, tree lined parkland course that is celebrating its centenary this year. 100 years ago the course would have been in open countryside, but it is now hemmed in on most of its boundaries by urbanisation such as housing estates, offices and factories and the aerodrome.
The greenkeeping staff appear to have made an excellent job of ensuring the course is presented at its best. Tees, fairways and greens are all in excellent condition.
A variety of pleasant par 3s, 4s and 5s; not the longest of courses at 6,000yds and the whites are barely a 100yds further than the yellows. No real standout holes though the 17th and 18th have the look of potential card wreckers.
As discussed in previous report I also came across people "wandering" around several parts of the course; joggers, children playing and more notably dog walkers appearing unexpectedly from behind the bushes. A touch disconcerting, but not a problem.
A friendly clubhouse and large, though understocked pro shop.
A golfing venue that I would happily go back to on a discounted green fee.
Filton is a very nice little golf club, with some interesting hole and generally well kept greens.
But be warned! As the course is on 'public' land you'll constantly need to keep an eye on your golf bag and especially your ball, as the course is over-run with chavvy kids from the housing estate that borders the course. They are likely to spoil the enjoyment of your round at any opportunity... Which is a real shame as Filton really do try to run a nice golf course.
In my opinion I would not recommend people play there in the Bristol area, even if you play in what's supposed to be school-time.
played for the first time today..thought the course was outstanding!some tough holes,yet some testing holes..17 and 18 are card wreckers!.found the staff to be very friendly and helpful..definetly cant wait for a return visit.
This is a very good golf course, the best I have played in the Bristol area except The Kendleshire, as Mr Shine commented, 17 and 18 are a tough finish but the better player should score well at Filton, the bar is reasonably priced and it's strange chipping around the practice green with 4 or 5 aeroplanes only 1/4 mile away, lovely course, well worth a visit.
Well-laid out parkland course. There are some good uphill and downhill holes, and three holes with water, but watch out for 17 and 18, two very tough par 4's to finish. The greens are in really good nick, and the staff are very friendly.
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