11 reviews of Upavon Golf Club
What a fantastic course . This is has to be a must play course if in Wiltshire.
Inland links with wind and wonderful views Every hole is a masterpiece and everyone is different. The long par 3's are all challenging and the 625 yard par 5 12th is a real challenge into the wind .
The clubhouse is friendly and unpretentious . The two club members who invited me to join them we helpful and extremely good company even though I had to buy the beer .
The course is in fantastic condition the fairways are the best I have ever played on .
This is a must play course
Selected this course to play in July 07 after reading various reviews of a number of local courses. What a drag. The whole experience was mundane and tedious. The course lacked any imagination in its design, until the final 3 holes. Far too many straight holes, the round was quite monotonous. Never have I felt so pleased to walk off an 18th green. The club website describes the 16th as one of the best holes in the county. Well, if that's true, I feel for the good golfing folk of Wiltshire. And without 2F1, their weekend rates are £42. Not value for money.
Having looked into going to play this course for a while. I decided to venture down on a grey june day, armed with my trusty 2-4-1- voucher. I'd played tidworth 10 mins down the road and was hoping for asimilar feel, what i found was a course with more of a links feel. I'll be honest, i'e played courses in better condition but this never detracted from the fact that i was playing a course where the true challenge of it lay in where u placed your ball, a kind bounce can make all the difference as i found out on the 8th.
I found the course was very easy on the eye with some of views across the valley helping take the mind off any stray shots. I would recommend the course if your in the area. The 17th and 18th provide a really great finish. The 18th being a i fiendish par 3. Overall pleased to make the trip down but as one of our 4-ball said, it could do with a woman's touch.
First visit last Sunday and what a course! A real gem with some cracking views over the country. Staff very laid back. Nothing too special about the first hole. The second is very narrow with out of bounds close by on the right, but you cannot go left as I done! Enjoyed the 8th down in the "valley". Enjoyed the long holes and the dog leg 16th. But the finish is the best. You have to be there to see it and to play it. Glorious.
Having played this course when it was a nine hole track, I was very impressed by the new(or maybe not so new anymore!)layout. If you can, I would carry clubs here as the terrain is undulating to say the least - the 18th is a killer! Played this course in late August and found it in A1 condition. The new holes are quite varied and club selection can be tricky when the wind blows. No real 'wonder' holes to speak of but it's a good test. My favourite? Definitely the 16th - long dog leg left with the second played off a hanging lie.
The real plus though are the members - I was made to feel very welcome both in the pro's shop and in the clubhouse.
As a member of Upavon golf club I find it a challenging test of golf. The views of the vale of Pewsey are superb. The members are among the most friendly in the country, and will always make visitors to the club welcome. The club offers a superb pro shop with very helpful staff, ran by the club Pro Richard Blake.The clubhouse offers a variety of food at very reasonable prices,and the bar offers a variety of beverages . So go on - Give us a visit- I'm sure you won't be dissapointed!!
Last year I visited RAF Upavon golf club and played the 18 hole layout for the first time.
In the mid 1960's I was a RAF member of the original 9 hole course and sentimentally missed the old holes.
The 2nd over the valley was a great hole and a good opportunity to collect an early birdie.
I am in agreement with the reporter who identifies the course as "easy" for the better player.
lThat is, on a good day. Let the wind blow and the scene changes.
Harking back to the old sixth, a drive and a 5O yd pitch, when fine. lWhen the wind blew a good drive and a full 5 wood!!
And the rough? Do not venture there!!!
The new course is a credit to the designer. Interesting, well laid out and, of course, very scenic. And it really does take a bad shot to find the hay. Shots do have to be played, and are rewarded accordingly. The best hole is the short one running along the valley floor. A well directed 5 iron should carry to the back of the green _ and will hold.
The greens accept iron shots well but are not slow. Infact they are good paced and encourage an easy smooth putting stroke.
Definitely more of a links like than inland course and a pleasure to play.
The 18th (old 9th) still there. A hard 7 iron or an easy 6 played to carry the green and roll back (in summer) was the shot. And a 2 always looked for. We were extenfded a warm welcome by Les Mitchell and had a truly wonderful day at Upavon. Golf rather rusty though.
Fronm memory my friend, Ian, enjoyed his drink. As it seenms to be a point of interest, he too is a Guinness fan.
All aspects in Upavon's favour and everyone should have a very enjoyable day.
Do not miss it. Don.
This was a great course. The layout was good and provided some excellent views along with many enjoyable holes. The long par 5 is an absolute monster when your lucks not in, but the views over the rolling Wiltshire countryside make up for it. Great value for money, greast course,great atmosphere and a great day out.
An absolute must for any standard of golfer looking for an enjoyable round at a mature and testing course.
P.S Even better value for money on the 2 fore 1 voucher!
I ventured to Upavon on October 20 and had one of my most enjoyable rounds of the year. To start with, the weather was unusually good for autumn - and you need it to be on your side at Upavon since wind in particular will make this fairly exposed course a completely different proposition (however single-figure handicappers might find it just marginally too easy if the conditions are completely still).
The club itself is pleasingly honest and unpretentious - what a contrast to the vast number of clubs that severely overrate themselves.
As for the course, it's not far off links golf only its not by the sea! Beautiful open expanses of land, small greens, numerous bunkers and nightmare rough (if you go in the thick stuff you might as well just drop another). If youre lucky, the gliders from the adjacent RAF complex will cruise near-silently overhead while you're playing. There are absolutely fantastic views over the Vale of Pewsey and Salisbury Plain to take in as well.
If its a tight match or youre on track for a good score then hold on because it's towards the end of the round that the course really comes into its own. The 13th is a long 562-yard par 5, mercifully downhill, that is straddled by OOBs field on the right and the nightmare rough on the left. The 14th is the best of the Par 3s - make sure you get it on the raised green or youre likely to end up in a pot bunker, the rough or OOBs. Doubly difficult when it's windy.
The finishing holes offer no let-up either. The 16th is a 430 yard Par 4 SI 2 downhill dogleg where you really need two good hits to get to the green, although this is followed by a teasingly cute par 4 which offers a decent chance for birdie. However then there's the 18th - a terrific par 3 over a valley to a devilishly small green, a great hole to finish with.
Even at the weekend it's only £12-50 each with a 2-Fore-1 voucher: seriously good value for money.
Play it and enjoy it.
Great course, very friendly staff and members. Guiness now on tap! A very competitively priced day out amongst beautiful countryside.
Lovely views of rolling fields from the clubhouse,with atricky 18th for the high handicapper.No Guinness served at the bar......well not the last time I went!!!\r\nAll in all not a bad day out.
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