You may quite literally be blown away at The Mendip Golf Club, which stands 960ft above sea level enabling you to see across seven counties. This short but undulating downland shouldn’t be underestimated. It’s tight and tricky so no pushover.
The sumptuous Somerset scenery surrounding this well-established course makes it a special venue. The rolling terrain is subtlely reflected
in the course but after the first two holes it’s surprisingly level. Long par 4s are a mark of its challenge as well as small greens that are difficult to attack.
There are wonderful vistas – on the 3rd there are great views over seven neighbouring counties and the Bristol Channel !
The Mendip Golf Club was originally founded in 1907, on land near the Old Great Western Railway at the village of Doulting, Somerset. A year later it moved to its current site as a nine-hole golf course.
It was designed by a member of the famous Vardon family. In 1965 the golf course was changed to 18 holes, the additional nine being designed by Frank Pennick. In 1988 the par was extended to 71 by purchase of land and the reconstruction of holes 12 to 14.
Walking on the springy downland turf is a real pleasure and the fairways are often tightly cropped and invariably in better condition than many greens at lesser clubs. Overall, the course has much quality and plenty of variety. Ordinary is a word that would never be used to describe Mendip.
The addition of the Academy Course in 2013 provides the ideal place for newcomers to learn golf or existing golfers to develop their skills.
Most golfers visiting Somerset head to Burnham and Berrow, but Mendip Golf Club is a solid design that has many challenges waiting to judge how good your game really is.