Woburn Golf Club

82%
Rating

About the Club

While many of the golf clubs in our top-100 list have two great layouts that are difficult to separate in terms of quality, Woburn goes one better by having three.

But almost uniquely, in Woburn’s case it is the newest course that is widely regarded as the best.

The Marquess layout was only opened in 2000 and the fact that it relegates the Duke’s and Duchess’ courses to second best is all the indication you should need of its pedigree and excellence.

And if you do require further proof, the year after it opened it hosted the European Tour’s British Masters, which was switched from the Duke’s.

Initially it may seem an easier layout to play, featuring wider fairways and more generous landing areas but the real test comes on the greens – often sloping, with two or more tiers and full of both subtle and blatant borrows – and if you avoid three-putting you will have had an excellent day.

 

Directions

Directions from M1 Junction 13

From roundabout, follow signs A507 into Aspley Guise, ignoring signs for Woburn Abbey and Safari Park.
At Woburn Sands turn left at the Fir Tree Pub heading towards Woburn.
Drive 1 mile along and turn right into Longslade Lane.
After 1/2 a mile turn left at the crossroads and proceed about 400 yards to the Club entrance.

Directions from M1 Junction 14 and route via A5

Follow signs for Milton Keynes and A5.
Go South on the A5.
At the large roundabout take the 'A5 London' exit.
At the first slip-road take the turning signposted Woburn.
After 500 yards as the road bends round to the right take the turning which is indicated Woburn Golf Club. Continue along, Woburn Golf Club entrance is on the left.

Travelling from the South via A5

Take the Little Brickhill sliproad off the A5. At the first roundabout turn right (crossing over the A5). After 800 yards as the road bends round take the left turning which is marked Woburn Golf Club. Continue along, the entrance is on the left.

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Latest Player Rounds

Mike's image
Marquess Course
SCORE: 85 SP: 35
Dylan's image
Duke's Course
SCORE: 84 SP: 36
Chris's image
Marquess Course
SCORE: 99 SP: 25
Adam's image
Duchess Course
SCORE: 95 SP: 26
Jas's image
Duchess Course
SCORE: 94 SP: 0
Jason's image
Duchess Course
SCORE: 98 SP: 28

Courses & Scorecards

Duke's Course

The Duke's course was the scene of the British Masters for 20 years as well as other top men's and women's professional events. The course was created on some of the finest inland golfing country in Europe.

The course was designed Charles Lawrie in 1974 when the late 14th Duke of Bedford decided to bring golf to the Woburn Estate.

The fairways of the 6,963 yard Duke's course are lined with pine, silver birch and chestnut trees. The famous third hole is framed by rhododendron bushes and has recently been voted in the World's Top 500 Holes by Golf Magazine. Heather, bracken and gorse add to the charm of the course as well as the natural hazards of each hole.

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72/72
PAR
72
SSS
6554
YARDS
Hole
Par
Par 2
SI
Yds
1
5
5
9
514
2
4
4
10
385
3
3
3
18
134
4
4
4
3
395
5
5
5
7
510
6
3
3
15
207
7
4
4
1
464
8
4
4
6
409
9
3
3
16
177
Hole
Par
Par 2
SI
Yds
10
4
4
12
404
11
5
5
5
505
12
3
3
17
193
13
4
4
4
440
14
5
5
13
565
15
4
4
8
444
16
4
4
2
449
17
4
4
11
425
18
4
4
14
356

Duchess Course

Now placed in the top 75 courses in the British Isles, the Duchess course is a fine example of a course built for the thinking golfer. The natural characteristics of each hole demand a number of different strategies and provide a testing challenge.

Slightly shorter in length than the Duke's at 6,651 yards, the Duchess course is cut from more formal pine forest. Its rolling fairways and subtle contours are deceptively landscaped to test the golfers full repertoire of shots.

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72/74
PAR
72
SSS
6442
YARDS
Hole
Par
Par 2
SI
Yds
1
4
5
4
429
2
3
3
17
182
3
4
4
12
322
4
5
5
8
497
5
4
4
14
355
6
5
5
16
489
7
3
3
6
198
8
4
4
10
382
9
4
4
2
384
Hole
Par
Par 2
SI
Yds
10
5
5
13
489
11
4
4
5
391
12
4
4
3
364
13
3
3
15
185
14
4
5
1
441
15
5
5
7
476
16
3
3
18
140
17
4
4
11
339
18
4
4
9
379

Marquess Course

Opened in 2000, The Marquess course was a breath-taking addition to the golf club creating a 54-hole complex that is possibly unrivalled anywhere in the UK. Named after the then Marquess of Tavistock, the new course measures 7,214 yards and is already being called the 'Jewel in the Crown'.

Set within 200 acres of mixed woodland the Marquess course overlaps the county boundary dividing Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire and presents a variety of rolling and undulating terrain. The predominant tree species are pine, spruce, sweet chestnut and oak, while there are a number of rare specimens such as Corsican pine, yew, rowan and beech.

The course has been designed to provide an enjoyable challenge for all golfers with each hole having its own unique character.

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72/72
PAR
72
SSS
6329
YARDS
Hole
Par
Par 2
SI
Yds
1
4
4
12
346
2
5
5
8
441
3
4
4
2
420
4
4
4
14
381
5
4
4
4
357
6
3
3
18
143
7
5
5
6
482
8
3
3
16
141
9
4
4
10
427
Hole
Par
Par 2
SI
Yds
10
4
4
11
341
11
5
5
5
512
12
4
4
15
270
13
4
4
1
422
14
3
3
7
198
15
5
5
13
529
16
4
4
3
382
17
3
3
17
155
18
4
4
9
382

Reviews by players

image of Adam Burrows
Not for the faint hearted
Duchess Course
A Burrows (HC: 13.1)
96%
8
Value
10
Course
10
Greens
10
Welcome

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Fantastic golf course. Very challenging, requiring accurate driving from the tee. The whole complex is superb and the staff are very welcoming. The Duchess' course was in immaculate condition and is a true test of golf despite not being the longest course I have played. Thoroughly recommend it, especially when free! (won a golf monthly competition) otherwise £125 a round!

Playing tips:

Straight driving required along with sensible golf. Venture off the fairway and you will find thick rough or worse pine trees that will take shots off you as you aim to get back onto the fairway.

Last Played: 13 May 2013.

Reviewed: 25/05/2013
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Club facilities

Club HouseHas a Club House
Club Hire offers Club Hire
Putting GreenHas a Putting Green
Pro ShopHas a Pro Shop
Practice AreaHas a Practice Area
Club BarHas a Club Bar
Driving RangeHas a Driving Range
RestaurantHas a Restaurant
Trolley Hire offers Trolley Hire
Changing has Changing Rooms
Buggy Hire offers Buggy Hire
Lessons can provide Lessons

Green fees

Duke's or Duchess

1st November 2011 - 29th February 2012

£95.00 (Jnr £95.00)

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Marquess'

1st November 2011 - 29th February 2012:

£105.00 (Jnr £105.00)

Book

March 2012

One round on the Dukes and one round on the Duchess' (Daylight permitting)

£125.00 (Jnr £125.00)

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April 2012

One round on the Dukes and one round on the Duchess' (Daylight permitting)

£145.00 (Jnr £145.00)

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