Bristol and Clifton is an odd course. It is without question a good test of golf. In fact, it is a tough course, although fairer than its more picturesque, but almost equally tough neighbour, Long Ashton.
However it lacks any sort of architectural coherence, so there is little flow from hole to hole. The 1st, 3rd, 4th, 8th and 9th are very good holes, as are the 11th, 12th, 13th, and 18th. I like the 14th, but I can understand why people would dislike the almost blind shot into the green. The 15th is plain silly, a tricked up short par 4 with a wall running down what should be the fairway, and the 16th is a tough but unfair uphill par 4 with a sloping fairway which punishes a straight drive.
Having said all of that, B&C is still probably the best course in the Bristol area.
Date: June 02, 2018