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John O\'Gaunt Golf Club

4.3   Golfshake Golf Course Rating 87 reviews | Post Review | Website
Price Guide: £££££ | HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Course Information

John O'Gaunt Golf Club has two 18 hole courses: the tree-lined parkland, par 71 (6481 yard) John O'Gaunt; and the heathland-style, par 69 (5771 yard) Carthagena.

36 holes | Par Carthagena 69; John O'Gaunt 71 | Carthagena 5771; John O'Gaunt 6481 yards | Private | Parkland


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Address: Sutton Park, Sandy, Bedfordshire, SG19 2LY United Kingdom

Tel: 01767 260360

Golf Pro: Tom Simm | Tel: 01767 260360

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


Golf Club Facilities

Driving range  Range
Buggy Hire  Buggy Hire
Golf shop  Golf Shop
Changing rooms  Changing
Clubhouse  Clubhouse
Bar  Bar
Food  Dining
Function Room Hire  Function Room

Midweek Guide: £70/round; £90/day *

Weekend Guide: £50 after 1500 *

  • Societies Accepted to Play
  • Society Deals Available

* Any prices shown are guide prices, please confirm with the course prior to booking.

Tee Time Information

Midweek Guide: £70/round; £90/day *

Weekend Guide: £50 after 1500 *

* Any prices shown are guide prices, please confirm with the course prior to booking.


Review Information


GOLFSHAKE RATING

4.25

Golfshake Golf Course Rating

 

AVERAGE RATING 4.3
(based on 87 reviews)

5 star
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4 star
32
3 star
7
2 star
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2
 

HIGHLY RATED

100%

would play again or recommend

Golfshake Review


4.5

The Course

4.3

Course Conditions

4.1

Value For Money

4.1

Pace of Play

4.4

Facilities & Service

4.1

Hospitality

3.9

Practice Facilities

4.1

Food & Drink

What the club says: Compared with most other golf clubs of similar standing, we would be considered fairly young as we were only established in 1948. We have, however, an outstanding record of progress and development the match of any other private members golf club in England and have hosted many National and Regional Tournaments.

With two excellent courses we aim to offer both members, and visitors alike, a wonderful welcome and golfing experience that we hope will encourage them to return at their earliest opportunity.

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Terry G rated 4.5 out of 5

Reviewed Sep 6 2023

Great set-up and 2 courses

The old course is renowned as one of the best courses in Bedfordshire, and probably the first place Nick Faldo won an open competition (as a junior in 1973). The Carthagena course was built in the mid 70s, and has come along nicely, and has better drainage. Both are a good challenge in their own right.

We played the Old Course, which is well laid out and a delight to play.

Bunkers: I only visited one greenside bunker during this visit and they played and looked immaculate, all being freshly raked by the greenkeepers and the players in front of us. This is hardly surprising, as this round was to celebrate Bedfordshire County?s Centenary, and John O?Gaunt's 75th Anniversary. As such, we played a shotgun start, and the teams represented every club in our county, and also the County Scratch mixed team, and England Golf (including the CEO), who ran out the eventual winners.

Fairways were perfect, and had some serious undulations to deal with, making for some tricky shots.

Just as in my last round here - in their Seniors Pairs Open, we also played from the back tees, where the WHS course rating is 133. The longer par 4s are hard to reach in 2 for us older guys, and that certainly showed, and explains why we were well down the pecking order (but not quite last) as we had 3 out of 4 of us being seniors.

Greens were quite quick, and very true, with the ball going exactly where you sent it, but without any recent rain, they were a little unreceptive, unless you hit the ball very hard.

The course has many very mature trees, and there was a concerted effort during the lockdowns of 2020 and 2021 to pollard a number of the older ones, and also remove the few dead ones that were still in place at the end of Summer 2020.

Food was included with this competition, so I can't comment on food or prices, but I have eaten here before, and remember it as always being of a very good standard. The bar is well organised, and they coped well with all 100 players turning up at a similar time after the shotgun start, and then finishing at the same time.

All in all an enjoyable day, and I would certainly recommend, and I will be back as soon as possible, as I always enjoy playing here.

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Mike E rated 4.5 out of 5

Reviewed Jul 10 2023

Beautiful challenging course

A fantastic well maintained course and a high challenge for all handicaps. Excellently maintained with fast greens. Lovely clubhouse with friendly helpful staff.

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Mike E rated 4.5 out of 5

Reviewed Jul 10 2023

Beautiful challenging course


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Mike E rated 1 out of 5

Reviewed Jul 10 2023

Excellent challenging course for all handicaps


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Gary W rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed May 18 2023

Testing course

The John O'Gaunt course is a testing par 71 for all handicap Golfers.
The course was in a good condition & greens were true.
Fairways & tees were well kept & saw at least 3/4 greenskeepers keeping the course tip top.
Facilities are fine & staff friendly.
I paid ?40 as a guest of a member which was a fair price, but personally wouldn't pay more than ?50 to play there.
I would recommend playing at John O'Gaunt.

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Martin G rated 4.5 out of 5

Reviewed Apr 28 2023

Fantastic course, in amazing condition for the time of year.
A real test of all aspects of your game, including course management.
Looking forwadd to revisiting asap

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Paul W rated 4.5 out of 5

Reviewed Apr 27 2023

Stunningly good condition

Without doubt the best course I've played this year when it comes to condition.
Running fairways and really quick greens. Nothing to complain about at all.
Clubhouse staff friendly and attentive too.
Some lovely looking holes, tree lined but always able to find your ball.

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David S rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Aug 2 2022

A long established old course that is a good challenge for any standard of golfer. No whole is alike and every one of them is interesting and fun, with a few that are really very special, and all in good condition.

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Kevin B rated 3.5 out of 5

Reviewed May 7 2022

Lovely course with two great venues to play, in fine condition for us as a society. would play again if had the chance, not very often.

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Martin G rated 1 out of 5

Reviewed Apr 16 2022

Nice course, well maintained- I prefer to play the main course. Course very well maintained
Pace of the greens was very slow.

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A Golfer rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Dec 21 2021

Lovely condition

The course has fast greens and all round in lovely condition.

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A Golfer rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Dec 21 2021

Superb condition

Lovely setting, tree-lined, tight fairways and small greens. All in superb condition.

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Kevin N rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Dec 17 2021

Fantastic club


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Matt A rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Oct 9 2021


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Peter H rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Sep 5 2021


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