Tall Pines Golf Club

4.3235000000 4.3 stars from 5 (25)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6067 yards
  • Layout

  • Cooks Bridle Path, Downside, Somerset, BS48 3DJ, United Kingdom
  • +44 (0) 1275 472076
  • +44 (0) 1275 474869
  • www.tallpinesgolf.co.uk
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Year built: 1989
Type: Resort

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Putting green: Yes
Indoor practice facilities: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: No denim or tracksuits, players must have a collared shirt.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White 70 6067 yards N/A N/A
Yellow 69 5794 yards N/A N/A
Red (W) 71 5370 yards N/A N/A

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 4.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 25 Reviews
5 stars:
11
4 stars:
11
3 stars:
3
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

22 out of 25 reviews


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t1427663036's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/20/2019
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Not the hardest course. But challenging enough."


t1427663036's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/07/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A not to strenuous walk. Bit to wet and windy on the day though.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Well maintained Course"


u873451065's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/13/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A very cold december day but the course was in excellent condition. The greens were flat and true. Some excellent holes but 4 very up snd down holes


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Course to definitely play"


Cwhyankee's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/13/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The staff seem genuinely happy to greet you, the course is great, the members welcome you. Just a good corse to play


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Mature Parkland Course with some good views"


t2108050897's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/08/2018
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Reviewed on

Played this course on a Monday morning in October and there were virtually no players immediately in front or behind us. As a result the round took only three and a quarter hours to complete.

The course is well laid out with wide open fairways, in good condition and well maintained. The greens are visible from the Tees on almost every hole

Although a number of trees are present on the course, I did not lose any balls during the round, or waste time searching due to only a minimal amount of long grass around the course

Noise from planes taking off at the adjoining Bristol Airport is most noticeable on the front nine, as was the smell of aviation fuel due to the gusting wind blowing from the direction of the South West

However, I would definitely play this course again which I consider to be one of the better courses in the area.

The food in the clubhouse was enjoyed after the game.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u161777366's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/07/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice course in Bristol"


u7442075's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good layout. The course plays more difficult tha it appears. A lot of slope on fairways. Definitely requires employing some course management decisions. The greens were a bit inconsistent with pace. I played after weeks of drought. Ground was hard...difficult to stop the ball on greens.

Overall I enjoyed the course. Some nice views. It will be better after some rain.

Would recommend it.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Greens in good condition"


u161777366's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/24/2018
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Reviewed on

The fairways are very dry with the ball running a considerable distance but in view of the prolonged period of hot weather the greens are in very good condition.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good challenge"


t1166161582's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/27/2018
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Reviewed on

Great friendly staff, good value for money for our 4 ball playing through tee-off times, a challenging course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"A good course for a 3 hour round"


u161777366's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/29/2018
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Reviewed on

The noise from neighbouring Bristol airport may put some off .

This is a good course for those looking for somewhere that they can get round in 3hrs or so.

The greens are in very good condition with enough rough on the course to punish wayward shots.

There are few challenging holes to offset those which are typical dead straight parkland.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course but....."


Cwhyankee's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I love this course but we followed a Seniors Stapleford and frankly the organisation was poor and the lack of attention by the Seniors to pace of play, to say the least, lacked. The Seniors went of in twos and three when fours could have been more appropriate and saved time but really, respect others and move forward as quickly as possible . Filling in score cards stood on the green, not teeing off until the players in front are in the green on a par 5 beggars belief. Love this club but won't join unless players are respected.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Tall pines"


u9282011's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course in great condition bearing in mind April weather. Played when hot. Could have done with water station to refill. Overall not a single complaint. Good work ground staff.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"A great way to while away a afternoon."


Thehotness's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/05/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens & fairways in great condition for time of year. Looking forward to going back in the new year with a few friends.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Slow play killing this course"


Cwhyankee's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course, good club, great condition but please please please do something about slow play.

Yesterday in abthree ball took almost one hour over normal. Followed a four ball who ambled along.

That's down to course management.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Pace of play a real issue"


u8905786's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/07/2017
Previously played Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played Tall Pines 10+ times in the last year. At the right time, you can get round in 3 hours or less. At the wrong time, behind the wrong groups, it can take 5 hours. On this day we teed off behind two 3 balls, 3 wives and their 3 husbands. We were expecting to be held up a bit, but at a convenient moment, that they would let us through as a 2 ball, who being reasonably fit and young, would not hold them up once we got infront of them. But no hint of that, no apology for their poor and slow play. Took 3 hours to play 10 holes before unfortunately one of the group of women broke their ankle, at which point we helped before giving up and heading home. Shame as I enjoy playing Tall Pines as it's a local course for me but with the slow play issue being a regular thing I can't say I'll be back again soon.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Tall pines"


reilly999's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Great course for all standards it's a very forgiving course. Well maintained.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Well Worth the Journey"


None's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/15/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Tall Pines is 40+ minutes from home, but everything one looks for in a golf course makes the journey well worthwhile. The setting is extremely pleasant once one gets used to a plane or two taking off not far away; the fairways are clearly defined, as is the first cut, and on Tuesday they were in fabulous condition. While the course offers a range of challenges ( although water hazards are not a feature) a decent player ought to accept the blame for a poor performance.

We found everybody very friendly on the course and in the bar. We are blessed with several courses nearer than Tall Pines - and we play some more frequently - but TP is consistently the best.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"FORE!!!"


Tigergoods10's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2017
Previously played Walked Windy weather

Reviewed on

If you want a course with some tremendous views and a bit of plane spotting, then this is the one for you, but expect to be hearing the word FORE shouted throughout your round. This is a very tight course with several fairways running parallel with each other, when the course is busy like it was today then balls will be flying everywhere. This course is well maintained but lacks a bit of character, there is nothing that makes this course stand out apart from the views. Played as a 2 ball and started at12.45, course was extremely busy with 4 ball groups on every hole, that said the 4 balls were good enough to let us through. Wouldn't be rushing back to play this course any time soon.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Nice course"


u305896894's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A lovely course that I would play again.

Unfortunately, we (2 of us) got stuck behind a four ball on the third. At no point did they offer for us to play through. Made for a long day.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Tall pines is a great golf course"


u038871589's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2017
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Reviewed on

What a fabulous golf course tall pines is .superb condition. lovely staff .superb greens and layout .

Views are just beautiful. Great value for money .would recommend to every golfer and society.

A must play course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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