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West Wilts Course Planner

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West Wilts Course Planner will help you saves shots on your round and help you know when to be more conservative and when to attack.

Stunning Views Across Three Counties

West Wilts has been characterised as an inland links course with stunning views across three counties from its hilltop position above Warminster.

One of the oldest traditional courses in the South West of England, West Wilts Golf Club was established in 1891 and was designed by the renowned golf course architect JH Taylor.

West Wilts Golf Club hole 2

West Wilts Course Overview

The fabulous fairways are a delight to walk and play on. With excellent drainage from the natural chalk sub-soil, the course drains extremely well and is rarely closed.

The fabulous fairways at West Wilts are a delight to walk and play on.

With excellent drainage from the natural chalk sub-soil, the course drains extremely well and is rarely closed.

West Wilts Course Scorecard

West Wilts Golf Course Scorecard

West Wilts Course Rating and Slope Rating

TeesParYardageRatingSlope
White (Men)69579568.6128
Yellow (Men)69558967.8125
Red (Ladies)72532371.5131

West Wilts Course Planner: Individual Hole Analysis

Plan Of The West Wilts Golf Course

Hole 1 Par 4
STROKE INDEX 16

West Wilts Hole 1

WHITE 280 YARDS | YELLOW 275 YARDS | RED 257 YARDS SI 9

This hole is more difficult than it looks. A gully across the fairway finds many drives off the tee.

Long hitters will end up in the humps and hollows that make this such a picturesque hole.

A good second shot is needed to achieve par or birdie.


Hole 2 Par 5
STROKE INDEX 14

West Wilts Hole 2

WHITE 489 YARDS | YELLOW 482 YARDS | RED 452 YARDS SI 5

A interesting dog-leg left.

Longer hitters can usually get near the green in two, but beware of two bunkers on either side of the fairway and keep away from the trees on the left.


Hole 3 Par 4
STROKE INDEX 18

West Wilts Hole 3

WHITE 277 YARDS | YELLOW 272 YARDS | RED 261 YARDS SI 15

Another slight dog-leg to the right.

The green is easily reachable in two unless your drive is badly off line. A definite birdie opportunity.


Hole 4 Par 3
STROKE INDEX 12

West Wilts Hole 4

WHITE 174 YARDS | YELLOW 168 YARDS | RED 153 YARDS SI 13

A deceptively difficult par 3 with many natural hazards including a tumulus 30 yards in front of the tee.

A straight drive is required into a prevailing wind and the large green has a ridge and can be difficult to read.


Hole 5 Par 4
STROKE INDEX 2

West Wilts Hole 5

WHITE 464 YARDS | YELLOW 440 YARDS | RED 406 YARDS PAR 5 SI 7

A hole which holds no fears for the long hitter, but a clump of trees down the right seems to have a magnetic attraction for many players.

A range of grass bunkers across the middle of the fairway at 330 yards can also catch out the unsuspecting player.


Hole 6 Par 4
STROKE INDEX 6

West Wilts Hole 6

WHITE 324 YARDS | YELLOW 316 YARDS | RED 323 YARDS SI 1

One of the finest holes on the course.

The drive must clear a line of trees at 100 yards and should be kept to the left hand side of the fairway to ensure a straight-forward approach to the long, narrow green.

A bad hook will go out of bounds and the line of trees on the left will almost certainly cause a dropped shot.


Hole 7 Par 3
STROKE INDEX 8

West Wilts Hole 7

WHITE 175 YARDS | YELLOW 160 YARDS | RED 166 YARDS SI 11

A testing par 3 requiring a well struck tee shot to find the green.

A hooked tee shot will find trouble with a steep 20 foot rise to the green.

If your tee shot is sliced you will need to play a perfect pitch over a bunker and stopping the ball on the green will require backspin.

Do not give any putts on this green!


Hole 8 Par 4
STROKE INDEX 4

West Wilts Hole 8

WHITE 464 YARDS | YELLOW 448 YARDS | RED 436 YARDS PAR 5 SI 3

Sloping steeply down from the fairway is ‘Kidnapper’s Hole’ which is a throwback to when innocent passers-by were persuaded to ‘stand & deliver’.

Ideally you should aim up the right hand side of the fairway below the clubhouse and hope that the ball will end up on or close to the fairway. A fine, well directed second shot is needed to reach the green.


Hole 9 Par 3
STROKE INDEX 10

West Wilts Hole 9

WHITE 165 YARDS | YELLOW 158 YARDS | RED 127 YARDS SI 17

As a general rule take one more club than normal on this slightly blind par 3.

Avoid the bunkers on both sides of the green and you should have a good opportunity for a birdie.


Hole 10 Par 4
STROKE INDEX 13

West Wilts Hole 10

WHITE 273 YARDS | YELLOW 247 YARDS | RED 241 YARDS SI 12

Despite the length of this hole, it is rarely driven regardless of weather conditions.

The reason is the drive up ‘Cardiac Hill’, where most players are only too happy to see their drives reach the top.

The approach must be played with care, as a hooked shot will see the ball disappear out of bounds into the quarry, while if left short there is no chance of the ball running onto the green.


Hole 11 Par 4
STROKE INDEX 17

West Wilts Hole 11

WHITE 284 YARDS | YELLOW 279 YARDS | RED 273 YARDS SI 8

This is the famed ‘quarry’ hole, where the drive must clear the gorge below, so woe betide any topped or hooked shot.

A strong and accurate drive is required and the easiest approach to the green is from the right-hand side of the fairway.


Hole 12 Par 4
STROKE INDEX 1

West Wilts Hole 12

WHITE 480 YARDS | YELLOW 470 YARDS | RED 464 YARDS PAR 5 SI 4

With a prevailing wind, this is a birdie opportunity off the yellow tees – providing you stay in the middle of the fairway and avoid the hazards.

Off the white tees; it is now one of the most difficult holes on the course.


Hole 13 Par 3
STROKE INDEX 5

West Wilts Hole 13

WHITE 200 YARDS | YELLOW 190 YARDS | RED 168 YARDS SI 14

An exceptionally fine par 3, regarded by many as one of the best holes in the West of England.

Another difficult green to hit with many obvious and hidden borrows.


Hole 14 Par 4
STROKE INDEX 9

West Wilts Hole 14

WHITE 349 YARDS | YELLOW 344 YARDS | RED 341 YARDS SI 6

A long straight drive will be rewarded but hooked or sliced shots severely punished.


Hole 15 Par 4
STROKE INDEX 3

West Wilts Hole 15

WHITE 420 YARDS | YELLOW 395 YARDS | RED 374 YARDS SI 2

The stroke index suggests a difficult hole.

A sliced drive or approach shot can end in disaster and a lost ball but well directed long hitting will enable par to be achieved.


Hole 16 Par 3
STROKE INDEX 15

West Wilts Hole 16

WHITE 140 YARDS | YELLOW 138 YARDS | RED 135 YARDS SI 16

An excellent ‘one-shotter’ to a well guarded two tier green so your drive must be truly struck to land on the top of the green.


Hole 17 Par 5
STROKE INDEX 7

West Wilts Hole 17

WHITE 487 YARDS | YELLOW 471 YARDS | RED 417 YARDS SI 18

Uphill and into a prevailing wind, most players struggle to reach the green in two.

Aim the drive at the marker post to the left of the grass hollow at 200 yards.

As usual, keep it straight, avoid the hazards and you should be putting for a birdie.


Hole 18 Par 4
STROKE INDEX 11

West Wilts Hole 18

WHITE 350 YARDS | YELLOW 336 YARDS | RED 329 YARDS SI 10

This hole is more difficult than it looks. A gully across the fairway finds many drives off the tee.

Long hitters will end up in the humps and hollows that make this such a picturesque hole.

A good second shot is needed to achieve par or birdie.