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The Estate

Golf & Country Estate


A warm welcome from our General Manager

I would personally like to thank you for taking the time to invest your interest in Tracy Park. I firmly believe Tracy Park to be a gem of a venue perfectly situated in the South West with wonderful access via road and rail just a short distance from two historic cities of Bath and Bristol.

Whether your interest be for Golf, a family celebration or business getaway, the team and myself are committed to providing a friendly, personal service to cater for your specific needs.

With many exciting plans in the pipeline, I am excited to see Tracy Park develop into a key destination over the coming years and do hope that you will come and enjoy the journey with us. 

We look forward to welcoming you to Tracy Park.

A cherry tree blossom in the foreground with Tracy Park manor house in the distance

Facilities

Tracy Park is proud to offer a wide range of facilities to our guests.. Whether you're joining us for golf, weddings, corporate events, team building or as a member, we are dedicated to providing a professional service in an exclusive environment.

Our facilities include two championship golf courses, a driving range, putting green, short game area, and a golf simulator. We also have a proshop, golf buggies, and all necessary amenities to ensure a smooth golfing experience.

For weddings and events, we offer a historical manor house, exclusively for our guests, along with 30 guest bedrooms, a marquee site, and an activities lawn. Our exclusive suppliers list ensures a seamless event execution, with every detail taken care of. 

Gok Wan standing between two large flower arrangements signing victory at Tracy Park

Location

Situated amidst the captivating World Heritage City of Bath and the bustling City of Bristol, our location offers an excellent opportunity for travelling guests to enjoy the essence of the South West while being easily accessible for those local.

Bristol Airport is just 17 miles away, while Bath train station and M4 motorway are both conveniently located within a distance of 6 miles.

Uber taxi service is available in the area but we do advise you book a car service with v-cars.com for a confirmed/advanced booking.

Tracy Park location from the air

The History Of Tracy Park

The Estate derived its name from John de Tracye, who acquired it in 1246. His descendants, Lords of the Manor of Doynton, held the property until the end of the 16th century.

The estate was sold during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. The new owner was a bailiff to Sir William Wintor, Lord of Dyrham, a merchant who took commercial advantage of the re-building of the British Fleet that destroyed the Spanish Armada in 1586. Many fund-raising meetings took place in what is now the Manor Room.

The post-medieval manor house has 17th century origins. It sold for more than £12,000 to General Sir William Gabriel Davy in 1820, it was much altered and rebuilt by his son Rev. Charles Raikes Davy ,a freemason, who after inheriting the estate from his father in 1856, is responsible for the size and appearance of the house, and estate seen today, he dressed the Grade II listed mansion with Bath stone and adorned the estate with many Masonic symbols.

Tracy Park was the inspiration for Birtwick Park in the book ‘Black Beauty’, written by Anna Sewell (who lived nearby) and published in 1877.

The mansion ceased to be a private house in 1973, when it was auctioned and subsequently became a golf and country club and hotel and contains the Crown and Cromwell courses, each with 18 holes.

Parts of the Cromwell course are set on the battlefields of Battle of Lansdown, the bloodiest battle in the English Civil War, hence the name of the courses. It is said the troops of King Charles sheltered in the grounds of the original house after the battle before they retreated under the cover of darkness.