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John O\'Gaunt Golf Club

Price Guide: £££££ | HIGHLY RECOMMENDED   Golfshake Review

John O\'Gaunt Golf Club, Bedfordshire is a 36 hole with 18 hole, par 69 (5771 yard) Carthagena and 18 hole, par 71 (6481 yard) John O\'Gaunt courses. A private, parkland golf course established in 1948.

Contact Information

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

Tel: 01767 260360

Golf Pro: Lee Scarbrow | Tel: 01767 260094

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

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  • Midweek Guide: £50.00 per round, £60.00 per day *
  • Weekend Guide: £45.00 per round after 3pm only *

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

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

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John O\'Gaunt Golf Club Reviews & Information


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  4.44

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 69
Average Ratings
4.38 ... Overall Rating
4.48 ... The Course
4.14 ... Course Cond.
4.31 ... Facilities/Serv.
4.10 ... VFM
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4.05 ... Pace of play
4.05 ... Hospitality.
3.70 ... Prac. Facil.
4.00 ... Food + Drink
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69 ratings & 44 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 423 out of 2170.

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Highly Recommended 2019

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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Reviewed Oct 25 2020 by Peter M - rated 4 out of 5
Very good..a challenge
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Reviewed Oct 17 2020 by Gary P - rated 5 out of 5

Great Course

Course is in excellent condition and a test for all golfing abilities.
Greens are true and quick. Leaves have largely been cleared so not a chore to find your ball.

(Round played: Oct 2020 - Score: 103 Handicap: 21.4)
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Reviewed Sep 11 2020 by Terry G - rated 4 out of 5

Great set-up and 2 courses

Renowned as one of the best courses in Bedfordshire, and probably the first place Nick Faldo won an open competition (as a junior).

We played the Old Course, which is well laid out and a delight to play, although because the fairways haven?t recovered from the very dry summer of 2018, preferred lies are in place on all areas mown to fairway length.

Preferred lies is also in place in bunkers, because of Covid19, and the resultant removal of rakes. I only visited one, and whilst it looked immaculate, being freshly raked by the greenkeepers, the sand below the top level was quite firm, resulting in a flyer over the green!
This round was in the Bedfordshire County Senior Championships, and therefore played from the back tees, where CSS was 73 on the day against a par of 71, and this was on a very calm day ? very little wind to worry about, and a lovely sunny day. The longer par 4?s are hard to reach in 2 for us older guys, and that certainly showed.

Greens were quite quick, and very true, with the ball going exactly where you sent it, although they seemed a little firm, so difficult to get a full shot into the greens to stop quickly, unless you hit it very firmly.
The course has many very mature trees, although I did notice that they have plans to remove, or at least pollard a number of the older ones, and presumably they will also remove the few dead ones that are still in place.

When this Championship was re-organised, the restaurant hadn?t re-opened, so I can?t comment on food or prices, but I have eaten here before, and remember it as always being very good. The bar is well organised to avoid people congregating (Covid19 again), although that does give a rather strange one way system to enter and leave to clubhouse.

All in all and 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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Reviewed Feb 27 2020 by Alex L - rated 5 out of 5
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Reviewed Feb 27 2020 by Alex L - rated 5 out of 5
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Reviewed Feb 23 2020 by Jamie R - rated 5 out of 5
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Reviewed Oct 8 2019 by Tim B - rated 5 out of 5

Just top quality

A lovely traditional golf course, with only criticism being too many par fours, Beautifully kept, excellent greens and very friendly.

(Round played: Oct 2019 - Score: 99 Handicap: 18.5)
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Reviewed Sep 6 2019 by Aaron - rated 4 out of 5

Top Course

Played the Carthagena Course. Greens were pure. Very fast and very true. In fact the whole greens complexes were in fabulous condition, as were the bunkers. The 16th hole is a delight to play and very unique. My only criticism is the fairways on this course, they are in terrible condition, and never really withstand any summer heat or prolonged dry periods. The course would really benefit from fairway irrigation. Nonetheless a really great course!
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Reviewed Jun 21 2019 by Robert M - rated 4 out of 5
The John O'Gaunt course is challenging at my level, but a top quality course in excellent condition. It has recovered well from the drought.

Well worth a visit

(Round played: Jun 2019 - Score: 95 Handicap: 15.7)
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Reviewed Jun 13 2019 by Robert T - rated 4 out of 5
Lovely Parkland course which is always kept to very high standards. Playable throughout the June downpour, there was no flooding on the course at all. Best advice would be to steer clear of the trees, apparently chipping out sideways doesn't make for great scoring!!!
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Reviewed May 2 2019 by Jason W - rated 5 out of 5

One of Bedfordshire gems

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Reviewed Dec 23 2018 by Nick C - rated 5 out of 5
Great track!
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Reviewed Nov 19 2018 by Frank J - rated 3 out of 5

Two different challenging courses

Fairways on the old course suffered during the hot summer.
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Reviewed Nov 18 2018 by David M - rated 4 out of 5

John o gaunt

Excellent course but difficult , too many leaves so hard to find the ball

(Round played: Nov 2018 - Score: 139 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Sep 22 2018 by Dan - rated 5 out of 5

Great Course

Very good course with very fast immaculate greens!
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Reviewed Jul 18 2018 by Mark T - rated 5 out of 5

Definitely worth a visit.

Because of the heat it was a bit yellow. Would love to play again once we've had some rain.
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Reviewed Jul 2 2018 by Terry G - rated 4 out of 5
Renowned as one of the best courses in Bedfordshire, and probably the first place Nick Faldo won an open competition (as a junior). The course is well laid out and a delight to play, although this year it is looking rather brown due to the very sunny weather, and no rain for 5 weeks. Bunkers were a little variable (a member I played with complained of no sand in one, but there was plenty in ALL the ones I visited). We played from the back tees on a windy day, and the course showed it's teeth especially with erratic bounces off the hard ground. Greens could have been quicker, but with so much sun, it's good that they leave some grass so they don't burn badly. Fairways were very dry and 'sunburnt'. Tees were immaculate, and overall course was as you would expect for a County Senior Championships.

(Round played: Jul 2018 - Score: 92 Handicap: 10.5)
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Reviewed Jun 22 2018 by Matthew S - rated 5 out of 5
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Reviewed Mar 2 2018 by David S - rated 4 out of 5

Hidden Gem

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Reviewed Feb 18 2018 by Simon W - rated 3 out of 5
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