Upavon Golf Club: There have been golf holes laid out at Upavon since the first world war as a recreational facility for members of the RAF stationed at the Upavon Airfield. By the time that the RAF vacated the site in 1993, an established layout of 10 holes and 18 tees had been played for a number of years.
The departure of the RAF from Upavon Golf Club saw significant changes. The club gained a new identity as a civilian members club, acquired some additional land and expanded to a full 18 hole layout; the course measuring 6,402 yards with a par of 71 and a standard scratch the same.
The design of the new course was finalised after extensive consultation with environmental and archeological agencies.
This Club offers you a wonderful challenge: their natural downland setting has been complemented by creative course design to yield a challenge for golfers of every ability.
With small, well-guarded greens and sloping fairways, Richard Blake, the golf course designer, has set a challenge for all. There are many outstanding holes, including the monstrous 13th which, at 602 yards, is one of the longest in the country.
The signature hole is the Par 3 18th which presents you with a drive across the valley to an elevated green with Pterry the Pterodactyl watching your every shot. With the smallest green on the course this finishing par 3 needs a well struck mid iron to carry the valley and find the target. Finish with a par and you will be the toast of the bar!
Note that Upavon Golf Club rarely closes due to weather conditions and so offers a year-round golfing experience.The Clubhouse has a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere, with a bar, outdoor seating area for the warmer months and home-made food served throughout the day, including seasonal specials.