The course had been laid out in 1891 by David Brown of the Malvern Club. (Given the course he planned, it can be assumed that Mr. Brown had no connection with a certain firm of tractor manufacturers!). He had in fact been Open Champion in 1868 and his course was of 9 holes played in the opposite direction to the present plan. The course layout has 5 holes through an ancient Iron Age hilltop fort.
Presently the club and course are open to everyone, from the novice golfer, the Sunday lunch seeker, to the accomplished player.
We may not be the biggest club, but we pride ourselves on a relaxed atmosphere that can be enjoyed by all.
Note: Painswick GC is in the UK's top 100 golf courses as rated by Golf Monthly magazine.