Where to Stay: The Manor House Castle Combe
The Manor House Golf Club
Located nestled on the southern edge of the Cotswolds, the Manor House is positioned splendidly amongst 365 acres of undulating countryside.
The Golf Course has been designed with precision by Peter Alliss and Clive Clark. The first tee shots were crisply struck in 1992 when the course opened for play. The fairways are lined with mature oak and beech trees and often interrupted by the River Bybrook that winds throughout the golf course, the second hole is a perfect example.
An exemplary par 3 that requires a well-controlled mid to low iron to seemingly generous target; where the River Bybrook awaits any stray mishits short of the green.
Our favourite hole on the course is the 12th named Doolittle, a short par 5 measuring only 498 yards and one of the most visually stunning Par 5’s you are likely to see. This dogleg left requires an accurate tee shot over the valley in front of you as well as the River Bybrook. The green is reachable in two shots, but the sensible golfers will play for a position with their tee shots, usually with a long iron or hybrid leaving a fairway wood into this green which has never seen a straight putt. A truly great golf hole.
You complete your round with a stunning 18th hole, A classic finishing hole, often described as the prettiest finishing hole in England!
Water right of the fairway and of the green shouldn’t come into play but sets up a dramatic looking finish with the clubhouse perched just behind the green.
The Manor House is an excellent example of one of the best golf courses in the country and one that you should consider for your next U.K golf break.