Old Course is situated in the delightful Cotwolds, some 3 miles from
the town of Stroud. The Club is set on Minchinhampton Common, an
unspoiled area of outstanding natural beauty, close to the picturesque
village of Amberley and the small market town of Minchinhampton.
area is steeped in history - local legend suggests that the adjacent
Old Lodge Inn was used as a hunting lodge by King Henry VIII. The area
still has close royal connections at nearby Gatcombe and a host of good
inns and hotels - please ask for more information if needed.
Old Course was originally established in 1889 and was one of the
earliest clubs to be formed in the West of England. Golf has been
enjoyed on the common from that date onwards and despite two World
Wars, has not suffered too much disruption - although during the D-Day
build-up there were 1000 allied servicemen temporarily housed on-site!
By the 1970s it was evident that additional space was required and
this led to the creation of Minchinhampton New Course in 1975, which is
situated approximately 3 miles from the Old Course.