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Frome Golf Club
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Address Frome Golf Club, Critchill Manor, Frome, BA11 4LJ
Holes 18
Yardage Men 5527 / Ladies 5001
Par 69 / 69
Visitors No restrictions weekdays, tee times must be booked weekends.
NB Seniors division meet at 8.30am on Mondays and Thursdays and the Ladies meet on Wednesdays at 9am so there may be a wait until the tees are clear.
Societies Groups and Societies are made welcome and the Club can offer preferential packages for parties of 12 or more, and also tailor each day to the group. Telephone in advance.
Course Designer R Flower - 1994
The original course was opened in 1992.
Location Located amid the rolling hills of the Somerset countryside on the outskirts of Frome, 12m S of Bath. Follow the Frome By-Pass (A361) toward Shepton Mallet. At the roundabout named "Nunney Catch", take the road into Nunney, following the road back toward Frome. The entrance to the course is on your left.

• The Clubhouse offers a licensed bar with a selection of hot and cold food available until 3.30pm.
• PGA Professional / Golf lessons / Club repairs and fitting
• Driving range (see information below), chipping and putting green and a bunker
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Some nice holes but mostly an amateur attempt. I played here a number of times. The owners used to be cattle farmers but had to change tack for their land as they apparently polluted the water course. They decided to build a golf course instead of raising cattle. Its tight and some holes seem to have been "squeezed" in, especially the 10th and 14th. These holes really need redesigning. The 10th is simply bland and the 14th is a too short par 3 with a green that slopes away from a downhill tee shot, i.e. unless you can put substantial backspin on the ball it requires an overshoot and a chip from long, back to green. Even the old pro tip was a long shot with a return. Not good. The third is the tightest hole in England, it has a wide drive area but literally closes width to the green, tucked in a corner with OOB 6 feet from greenside. Weird.
Plus points are the 5th (par 5) elevated tee and lovely fairway until you approach the green and have to deal with a pointless bunker in front of the green....fill it in. Again the 15th par 3 downhill across the lake is a beautiful hole and challenging even for the low handicapper as too long leaves OOB. The tee shot has to be right otherwise a 5 is common. The 18th, which is a drive across a lake with a second pond will catch the rye and unwary. Problem is, if you can drive straight and long (230+) you can make or even overshoot the green and take all of the aforementioned obstacles out of play.
The main criticisms I have with the Frome experience is the fact that they have no pro shop, the staff are surly at best, the clubhouse facilities are basic, the food needs to be avoided, football tops as attire seem to be allowed (and even "trainers" as footware) and a seeming lack of awareness by the staff / owners of the potential of their club.
Mark: 5
Value For Money: Poor
Ian Lovell June 18, 2013
Driving Range
Hours Summer
Monday - Friday 8.30 am to 9 pm Last basket of balls 8pm
Saturday - Sunday 8 am to 6 pm Last basket of balls 4.30pm
Bays 20 - Private teaching bay for lessons
Covered Yes
Heated 0
Automatic Teeing 0
Floodlit Yes
Prices Tokens are available from the bar for the ball dispenser - £2 for 40 balls.
Special deals for bulk purchase.
Note that prices may have changed since date of publication

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