Stinchcombe Hills, situated in the glorious Gloucestershire countryside, is set on a hilltop perfectly positioned to provide magnificent views of the Cotswolds. Founded in 1889, the course measures just under six thousand yards – a distance considered short by modern standards – but, in spite of that, it is by no means easy as the course record of 64 testifies, a score which is only four shots better than the standard scratch of 68. The gently undulating fairways and cleverly positioned hazards make this course a challenge for all levels of golfer, whether a high or low handicapper. Good club choice, patience and accuracy from the tee are absolutely pivotal to scoring well at this beautiful but demanding course.
Stinchcombe Hill Golf Club is located on the southern edge of the Cotswold escarpment above the Severn Valley. With breathtaking views the course was described by the late Henry Longhurst as one of the most scenic courses in Europe.
The original layout of 9 holes opened in 1889 with a further 9 being completed in 1906. The course was redesigned by Fred Hawtree in 1922 with further changes being made between 1929 and 1936 on the advice of James Braid.
Although situated on a hill top the course is relatively flat with no major inclines. Due to its location the course drains very well and is playable all the year round. Trolley bans are a rare event at Stinchcombe.
By modern standards the course is not long but is a challenging test for golfers of all abilities. Parts of the course are Sites of Scientific Interest and in order to protect wild flowers and birds areas of rough are allowed to flourish, resulting in stunning views across the course. The dedicated Green Keepers at Stinchcombe ensure playability for all golfers by careful cutting of the semi rough at key points on the course.
Everyone receives a warm welcome at Stinchcombe. The bar and lounge area provide a comfortable place to meet and chat, and we have a dining room for those wishing to enjoy a meal. With a full bar menu available we can cater for most needs.