Dunstable Downs Golf Club

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Dunstable Downs Golf Club, Bedfordshire is an 18 hole, par 70 (6251 yard), private, parkland / downland golf course planned by James Braid and constructed by J.A. Stutt of Paisley in 1930.

Contact Information

Whipsnade Road, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, LU6 2NB United Kingdom

Tel: 01582 604472

Golf Pro: Darren Charlton | Tel: 01582 662806

Website: http://www.dunstabledownsgolf.co.uk/
 

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  • Midweek Guide: 35.00 per round. £50.00 per day *

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Course Information:
18 holes | Par 70 | 6251 yards | Private | Downland

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Dunstable Downs Golf Club Reviews & Information


Golfshake Rating

  3.91

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 29
Average Ratings
4.00 ... Overall Rating
4.27 ... The Course
4.40 ... Course Cond.
4.03 ... Facilities/Serv.
3.63 ... VFM
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4.20 ... Pace of play
4.00 ... Hospitality.
3.60 ... Prac. Facil.
4.00 ... Food + Drink
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29 ratings & 26 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 1495 out of 2122.

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What the club says: Dunstable Downs Golf Club provides an interesting challenge for golfers of all abilities. There are 18 holes over 6251 yards par 70. Holes 1 to 10 are parkland in nature; holes 11 to 18 along the top of the Downs are very "links" in nature.

The present layout was planned by James Braid and constructed by J.A. Stutt of Paisley (who also constructed the Championship Course at Carnoustie) in 1930. Originally 6,600 yards, the course today measures 6251 yards and features welcoming fairways requiring an infinite variety of approach shots to score well.


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Reviewed Oct 1 2019 by Richard H - rated 4 out of 5
Great course, challenging at times. Great facilities in clubhouse and lively lunch.
Thanks for providing an entertaining morning.

(Round played: Jul 2019 - Score: 94 Handicap: 18.1)
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Reviewed Jun 11 2019 by Ralph P - rated 5 out of 5
First time round here on a society day. Cracking course that played very well. Nice variety amongst the holes which made it interesting to knock it around. Greens were excellent and rolled really well. Food post round and welcome generally was also great.

(Round played: May 2019 - Score: 94 Handicap: 13.5)
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Reviewed Dec 1 2018 by Robert M - rated 3 out of 5
Course was in very good condition and the fairways were in good shape after the hot summer. A prime quality course and very good value with a national golf passport.

(Round played: Nov 2018 - Score: 83 Handicap: 14.6)
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Reviewed May 10 2018 by Giless C - rated 4 out of 5
Finally ticked this one off, been on the radar a long time so waited for a decent day. Very friendly and helpful pro, who helped me with a tee time where our twoball wasn't going to be too held up. Nicely setup, putting green and range close to well appointed clubhouse (strangely their boards have not been updated in 10 years..). All staff we met were excellent. Nets next to first tee, every course should do this.
Overall design is old fashioned, good variety of holes although no par 5's after the third. Mostly very generous off the tees, quite a few greens slope away and there were a lot of inaccessible flags for our day. All colour coded though (again, every course should do this..costs nothing.) Stroke 1 is a serious hole especially with the flag at the front.
On the negatives..its not a highly manicured course. Greens were on the slow side. It was exceptionally busy, and I'd put that down mainly to it being a very flattering course. It needs at least another 200 yards, too many short 4's. Also, members should be a little more careful about hitting into the group in front, especially when that group is being held up. I'd be horrified if our own members did this. I also think £40 in the week is a little overpriced for the area. Overall, will be back though, enjoyed it.
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Reviewed Jun 27 2017 by Adrian F - rated 5 out of 5

in great condition

Dunstable Downs was in great condition when played, very dry but still quite lush in places.
fairways and greens were excellent even though the greens were slower than I thought they would be.
really testing course with some blind tee shots and approaches to well protected greens.
Stroke index 1 is a real test even for the better golfers.

some great scenery too and most of the course.


(Round played: Jun 2017 - Score: 79 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Jun 19 2017 by Roger B - rated 4 out of 5

Great course --enjoyed it!

On top of the downs with good views .we played on a very hot day--I understand that it can be foggy in poor weather

(Round played: Jun 2017 - Score: 97 Handicap: 24.1)
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Reviewed Jan 10 2017 by Richard/Milton Keynes - rated 5 out of 5
Has to be one of the best courses in the area. Several monster par 4's where IMHO bogie is a good score. The other par 4's are scoring holes and reachable in regulation. Lovely par 3's and the course is always in great condition, all year round. The bottom 9 holes are very scenic and parkland in nature, whilst the top is more exposed and resembles a seaside course.. Great course in the winter months. Whilst some other courses are saturated, Dunstable Downs, in many ways still provides great playing conditions..
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Reviewed Oct 25 2016 by Barry H - rated 3 out of 5
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Reviewed May 24 2016 by Dean K - rated 4 out of 5


(Round played: May 2016 - Score: 101 Handicap: 25.4) well kept greens and fairways. Nice course.
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Reviewed May 13 2016 by Eddie S - rated 4 out of 5
Excellent course in very good condition interesting holes and a challenge
Would play here again.

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Reviewed Apr 11 2016 by Terry/Luton - rated 1 out of 5
Interesting course layout, 1st Hole par 5 can be reached in two shots by even a mid handicapped golfer, several other par 4's are completely out of range in two shots!! Location great for views but the weather conditions are not good for golfing during the late autumn or winter due to low cloud and fog which closes the course on a regular basis. Greens very unfair and regular golf on these could destroy your confidence. Members also some of the most unfriendly I have ever met, they really do not like visitors. Atmosphere in the clubhouse strange and unwelcoming. Definitely a course to avoid.
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Reviewed Feb 19 2016 by Alan B - rated 5 out of 5


(Round played: Feb 2016 - Score: 104 Handicap: 23.6)
Great round, great condition for the winter
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Reviewed May 16 2015 by Alan B - rated 5 out of 5
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(Round played: May 2015 - Score: 105 Handicap: 23.2)
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Reviewed Aug 22 2014 by Gary C - rated 5 out of 5
a great old designed course with lots of features and unique holes - well worth a visit

(Round played: Aug 2014 - Score: 94 Handicap: 19.7)
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Reviewed Jul 21 2014 by Mark B - rated 4 out of 5
I played this course in 30º temperature after a night of rain and it was in superb condition, the greens were excellent. The views were magnificent over the surrounding counties, there are quite a few hilly holes and a buggy was necessary for me! Old fashioned clubhouse and rules with shirts having to be tucked in and no changing your shoes in the car park!

(Round played: Jul 2014 - Score: 89 Handicap: 13.7)
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Reviewed Jun 8 2014 by Adrian F - rated 5 out of 5
Fantastic golf course in great condition. It plays far longer than the yardage suggests with lots of up hill approaches or tee shots over valleys.Big undulating greens are a real test for putting and chipping.Some great views over Dunstable downs.

(Round played: Jun 2014 - Score: 86 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Aug 22 2013 by Kevin H - rated 4 out of 5
The course was in excellent condition. Holes 8, 9 and 10 are rather hilly and very challenging.

(Round played: Aug 2013 - Score: 87 Handicap: 17.1)
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Reviewed Nov 30 2012 by Neil M - rated 5 out of 5
Late November - Course in good condition

(Round played: Nov 2012 - Score: 90 Handicap: 18.5)
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Reviewed Nov 24 2012 by Steve P - rated 3 out of 5
Course in good condition weather testing well worth the round.

(Round played: Nov 2012 - Score: 94 Handicap: 15.8)
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Reviewed Oct 25 2012 by john st albans - rated 4 out of 5
what a great golf course only 6200yds but plays like 7000yds there are five par fours 8,10,11,12,and 16 that compare to any i have ever played, on the downside the greens can be slow but when they get them quick i have never played anywhere better.............john
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