The course at North Wilts Golf Club is a quintessential, lie-of-the land downland test that is regularly used for national and county matches. There’s even an ancient, deep cockfighting pit to negotiate as a rather unusual hazard.
The older ten holes above the road that dissects the course are for me the better holes. These holes are typical Wiltshire downland holes with small greens and with several uphill and therefore several downhill holes. The 2nd is a goodlooking uphill short par 4 where you can see the flag all the way whilst hole 5 is even more uphill with concealed pin on a raised green. Then probably the best hole on the course, the 6th a very short par 3 on top of the hill with cock fighting pit right; only 118 yards but the crosswind makes clubbing difficult to a small green with severe drop off left. Great view from the 7th tee. Must confess I am always disappointed to cross back to the clubhouse side of the road where the newer holes from 11 to 18 just don't do it for me; hole 14 is worth mentioning though as it has three trees down the centre of the fairway and the green is perched on the side of a bank and can be tricky to access. In truth little to choose between North Wilts and the other older Wiltshire courses such as Kingsdown, High Post, Ogbourne Downs, West Wilts etc