The Ageas Bowl County Golf Club

The Rose Bowl County Golf Club, Hampshire is a 9 hole, 18 tee, par 66 (5111 yard), private, parkland golf course established in 1999.

Contact Information

Botley Road, West End, Southampton, Hampshire, SO30 3XJ United Kingdom

Tel: 023 8047 1111

Golf Pro: Martin Butcher | Tel: 07787 887578

Website: http://www.ageasbowl.com/pages/golf//golf/
 

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  • Midweek Guide: £15.00 per round *
  • Weekend Guide: £17.00 per round *

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Course Information:
9 holes | Par 66 | 5111 yards | Private | Parkland

Buggy HireGolf shop Changing roomsClubhouse BarFood Function Room Hire Handicap required

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Visitors: The Ageas Bowl County Golf Club is currently undergoing huge redevelopment works, which will transform our existing 9 hole golf course into a fantastic new 18 hole, par 71 course.

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The Ageas Bowl County Golf Club Reviews & Information


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  3.3

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 30
Average Ratings
3.13 ... Overall Rating
3.00 ... The Course
3.00 ... Course Cond.
3.04 ... Facilities/Serv.
3.37 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
4.33 ... Pace of play
4.00 ... Hospitality.
2.67 ... Prac. Facil.
3.33 ... Food + Drink
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30 ratings & 16 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 1970 out of 2117.

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What the club says: The Rose Bowl County Golf Club is one of Hampshire’s best kept secrets. Established in 1999 and set in rolling countryside, our course offers a 9 hole, 18 tee golf course, an interesting challenge to players of all abilities.


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Reviewed Apr 22 2019 by William. Southampton - rated 2 out of 5

Not quite there yet.

I’ve now played the course twice to give a fair assessment of it. There’s no disputing that there has been a lot of money spent on the remodelling of this course. It’s got some really great holes, there’s plenty of water to keep you busy and it will test you at times. but in reality, it is let down by having 7 Par 3’s, so it won’t attract a great deal of good medium/low handicap golfers! Tees were in good condition, as were the fairways. But the Greens, which were very big and very undulating, were full of non repaired Pitch Marks. I’ve heard that more land has been purchased and a new Par 4 and a Par 5 will be built. Plus a Par 3 will be turned into a Par 4. But this won’t happen until 2 years!! That’s why I think that the course is not there yet! I will visit it again when all the additional works have been completed, but I won’t be returning until then.
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Reviewed Aug 9 2018 by Jim P - rated 2 out of 5

Ok Course

It is difficult to give a fair review of the course difficulty as the extreme dry weather must play a huge part in its current playability.

The course is short, made shorter on the day due to the very dry ground conditions. I am an average hitter but was able to reach two down hill par 4's (230 & 290 yards) with a hybrid. Two of the par 5's (430 & 500 yards) were driver 56 wedge. The latter drive down a steep hill was over 400 yards!!

Due to the conditions a couple of other par 4's were probably drivable had I had experience of the course before. A number of blind shots reveal surprising hole set ups.

The greens offer some protection to the short nature of the course having many steep contours, if I was ultra crictical I would say they are slow which makes some of the steep contours deceiving as puts still require a good hit

If I am back in the area again, in damper conditions and have a few hours spare I would probably give it another go. I wouldn't honestly seek the course out again otherwise

(Round played: Aug 2018 - Score: 72 Handicap: 6.5)
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Reviewed Jun 17 2018 by Andrew B - rated 4 out of 5
Short course with seven par 3s
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Reviewed Sep 5 2017 by Craig T - rated 4 out of 5
I am pleased to be the first to review the all new "Boundary Lakes" golf course which has fully opened this year.An extension of the former 9 hole Rose Bowl golf course offers a great test of golf for all abilities,however, if you think a course with a par 69 is a push over then think again.
We played as part of a Sunday driver deal that is now linked to the Hilton hotel,a fantastic background to the opening holes.
I believe that this course will really come on over the next couple of seasons to focal many neighbouring courses in Hampshire.
I look forward to playing again next year!
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Reviewed Nov 28 2015 by Skycaddie Scott - rated 5 out of 5
I walked the new course this week as it's nearing completion and I do the course mapping for Skycaddie GPS devices. The new layout is nothing short of superb, very different to any other course in the area and sure to be a success if priced correctly. The completed 10 holes are definitely worth playing on opening and are nothing short of spectacular.
A great mix of modern meets traditional holes and comfortable in length to suit any golfer.
I doubt there is any relevance in reading previous reviews as this course cannot bear any resemblance to the old layout.
Great staff and off course facilities complete what will be England's best new course in recent years!
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Reviewed May 21 2012 by Gavin S - rated 3 out of 5
the round was ok and theres was 5 good holes the par5 is very very good but very testing

(Round played: May 2012 - Score: 102 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Mar 30 2012 by Miles W - rated 1 out of 5
I played for free as my partner was gifted a Voucher but, even so, we both felt seriously ripped off. We were tempted to walk off after 9 as by that time we had seen all the course had to offer as it is just a double circuit of 9 holes.

The course is undergoing development - there is a a temporary road right across the middle of it with heavy plant passing through every couple of minutes. There are only 9 'greens'. Only three holes were complete with a proper tee, green and fairway without lorries crossing it. The first green still had the witness from where the turf had been laid - 3 others were temporary greens. One fairway had large bare areas where turf had been lifted. There are supposedly 2 tees for each green making it an 18 hole course. Most were immediately adjacent to each other and some were just the same mat. It is just dishonest marketing this as an 18 hole course
Signage is appaling. No map on the card. No flag numbering. I expected, as a minimum, two holes on each green as they claimed 18 holes - no chance.

I would say that the three holes that were complete were of a good standard. If the remainder of development is to the same standard then it will be worth a visit...but at present it is a disgrace that it is open and they are expecting people to pay for this. Little wonder they are marketing via Groupon.
I would suggest avoiding this place until it is finished.
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Reviewed Mar 30 2012 by Miles W - rated 1 out of 5
I played for free as my partner was gifted a Voucher but, even so, we both felt seriously ripped off. We were tempted to walk off after 9 as by that time we had seen all the course had to offer as it is just a double circuit of 9 holes.

The course is undergoing development - there is a a temporary road right across the middle of it with heavy plant passing through every couple of minutes. There are only 9 'greens'. Only three holes were complete with a proper tee, green and fairway without lorries crossing it. The first green still had the witness from where the turf had been laid - 3 others were temporary greens. One fairway had large bare areas where turf had been lifted. There are supposedly 2 tees for each green making it an 18 hole course. Most were immediately adjacent to each other and some were just the same mat. It is just dishonest marketing this as an 18 hole course
Signage is appaling. No map on the card. No flag numbering. I expected, as a minimum, two holes on each green as they claimed 18 holes - no chance.

I would say that the three holes that were complete were of a good standard. If the remainder of development is to the same standard then it will be worth a visit...but at present it is a disgrace that it is open and they are expecting people to pay for this. Little wonder they are marketing via Groupon.
I would suggest avoiding this place until it is finished.
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Reviewed Mar 30 2012 by Miles W - rated 1 out of 5
I played for free as my partner was gifted a Voucher but, even so, we both felt seriously ripped off. We were tempted to walk off after 9 as by that time we had seen all the course had to offer as it is just a double circuit of 9 holes.

The course is undergoing development - there is a a temporary road right across the middle of it with heavy plant passing through every couple of minutes. There are only 9 'greens'. Only three holes were complete with a proper tee, green and fairway without lorries crossing it. The first green still had the witness from where the turf had been laid - 3 others were temporary greens. One fairway had large bare areas where turf had been lifted. There are supposedly 2 tees for each green making it an 18 hole course. Most were immediately adjacent to each other and some were just the same mat. It is just dishonest marketing this as an 18 hole course
Signage is appaling. No map on the card. No flag numbering. I expected, as a minimum, two holes on each green as they claimed 18 holes - no chance.

I would say that the three holes that were complete were of a good standard. If the remainder of development is to the same standard then it will be worth a visit...but at present it is a disgrace that it is open and they are expecting people to pay for this. Little wonder they are marketing via Groupon.
I would suggest avoiding this place until it is finished.
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Reviewed Sep 15 2011 by Shaun C - rated 4 out of 5
The Rose bowl as we speak is a double nine hole course with different tees for 18 holes( basically next to the other one) the fairways are mostly open and cut very well.
The greens are a challenge in its self , very undulating and not many at all just flat ones, so this will try anybodies putting game.
The course is undergoing some major work at this present time to make it into a Championship 18 hole course with loads of water build into it.they are totally redesigning the course, so hopefully it will be up there with the rest off them. i have heard it will take 12-18 months.
Clubhouse and staff are great & and welcoming other members.
hope this helps
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Reviewed Sep 29 2010 by Roger M - rated 3 out of 5
This is a 9 hole loop that you play twice off different tees. It is part of the Hampshire CC Rose Bowl complex. It is currently being developed into an 18 hole course (along with resort hotel etc, etc) and there is a fair amount of disruption from passing lorries at present. However, the course itself is in great nick - lush manicured fairways and great undulating putting surfaces - good bunkers as well. It is relatively short but far from easy (my first visit). The 4/13th is one of the most scenic holes in the area - a sweeping uphill par4 where anything short of the green runs right back down the fairway almost to your feet! I enjoyed the course much more than I expected and would recommend it to others although please don't expect too much of the the "clubhouse" and practice facilities until the upgrade is complete (another 4 years away apparently!).
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Reviewed Jun 25 2008 by John P - rated 4 out of 5

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I am biased, this is my club, the work is starting to upgrade the course to an eighteen, and I cannot wait to see the end result. Sharing groundstaff with the Rose Bowl cricket means the whole course is absolutely superb. This course will test your abilities at any handicap. The drag up the 4th and 6th fairways will help your fitness levels and the 16th will test your judgement. The staff are all brilliant, friendly, helpful, fun, the catering is o.k. no fault of the staff but a new 19th hole will be good. Watch out for deer, buzzards,kestrels, green woodpeckers, considering the course is enclosed by the M27 and main roads the wildlife is amazing.
Visit soon and then come back when it's an eighteen.
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Reviewed May 16 2008 by James H - rated 4 out of 5
Underrated course. Fairways in very good nick last week. What it lacks in length it makes up for in contours, subtlety and tough greens. View from the white tees on the 14th is one of the best anywhere.
Will be interesting to see how the redevelopments pan-out
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Reviewed Mar 31 2008 by Tom P - rated 2 out of 5

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Nine hole golf course with two tees per hole, so can be repetitive. Just about to undergo major alterations, pending planning permission, to create a further nine holes.
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Reviewed Jan 25 2008 by Lisa C - rated 3 out of 5
NINE HOLES & 18 TEES, ATHLOUGH THEY ARE ABOUT TO BUILD A FULL SIZE 18 HOLE COURSE. VERY HILLY & TESTING COURSE. SMALL PRO SHOP WITH LIMITED STOCK & SMALL CLUBHOUSE. NOT BAD VALUE FOR MONEY
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Reviewed Jun 5 2007 by John P - rated 4 out of 5
05/06/2007.
Having not played at my home club for 6 weeks, it was great to be back. The whole course is in excellent condition, the fairways are better than some other club's greens, and when I birdied, SI one, 192 yds, then my day was complete,even though I still didn't break 100.
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