Mowsbury Golf & Squash Complex
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Mowsbury Golf & Squash Complex, Bedfordshire is an 18 hole, par 72 (6416 yard), public, parkland golf course designed by Martin Hawtree.
Kimbolton Road, Cleat Hill, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK41 8BJ United KingdomTel: 01234 772700
Golf Pro: James Koncewicz | Tel: 01234 772700
Tee Time Information
- Midweek Guide: £21.35 per round *
- Weekend Guide: £26.95 per round *
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18 holes | Par 72 | 6416 yards | Public | Parkland
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- Societies Accepted to Play
- Society Deals Available
- 7 Day Membership Available
- 5 Day Membership Available
Restrictions: Maximum Handicap No Restriction
Mowsbury Golf & Squash Complex Reviews & Information
3.84 ... Overall Rating
3.87 ... The Course
3.16 ... Course Cond.
3.33 ... Facilities/Serv.
4.13 ... VFM
3.41 ... Pace of play
3.44 ... Hospitality.
3.26 ... Prac. Facil.
2.66 ... Food + Drink
220 ratings & 135 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 1587 out of 2122.
HIGHLY RATED - 98% would play again or recommend
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Highly Recommended 2018
What the club says: Mowsbury is an undulating 18-hole course offering a fair challenge to both beginners and regular players with well placed ponds, ditches and bunkers meaning wayward shots will be punished. Whether it is one of the four short par 3 holes or the dog-leg par 5 holes; each hole has its own hazards to work round.
Golf Course Reviews for Mowsbury Golf & Squash Complex
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Getting therethe fairways are in a good condition with the slight rough off them making any wayward shots a bit trickier. The front 9 bunkers need the sand replacing, most look like aggregate or hardcore and the greens are in need of repair urgently, if only the company running it would spend some of the money they are making, especially as the bar is closed 9 times out of 10 too.
Great cheap courseFor the price can?t go wrong.
Great course in top conditionLove this course, the wind was up so made it a nice challenge
Great courseLovely course, played it a few times this summer. The course is a good mix of holes and as easy or tricky as you want to make it.
Benefit of summer play is that all the water hazards are dry!
A number of bunkers are being re-designed each winter and the latest batch of 6 have been re-turfed and stocked with new sand. The older bunkers seem to lack a decent amount of sand, or what sand there is could do with a god churn up to loosen it after heavy rains.
The course is rarely quiet, and at one time was the busiest course in the country!! This means you should check that you are not following a Society, which can make it a slow round. There is also a lot of ?footfall?, and so the greens are kept quite slow; so you should allow for this.
The layout is interesting enough, and the large number of trees planted over the years is now coming to fruition, making it a lot more picturesque, and tightening up some of the holes. If you haven't played here in a while, it's a lot more challenging than it was when built in 1975.
The bar and catering changed management in early 2018, so the opening hours for food/drink are not as they used to be, but the food is good (if a little expensive). Visitors should be patient - there is rarely more than a single member of catering staff working, so they are cooking as well as serving your beer ? obviously they put on more staff for Societies and the weekends!
Facilities are tired looking, but I doubt if refurbishment would help - the building has been in place far longer than the original 20 years lifespan that the council intended. Having said that, there are full changing facilities, a small putting green, a chipping area a short walk from the clubhouse, a covered driving range, and 3 glass backed squash courts if your golf day is a wash-out!
There are usually deals to be had, so the price of a round is very good unless you have to pay full price (weekend mornings), when I would say it's getting to be less good value, but probably still competitive to local courses. Buggies are available at ?22 per round (Summer 2019), but are not allowed during Winter.
very good.18 holes 2 players ?18.95 on groupon, can't be bad!
ErrrmmmmProper public course, council run I think!
In need of some TLCVisited this course in Bedford utilizing a voucher - a 90 minute journey. We were a two ball and arrived well before our tee time time of 1300. Both of us had a full breakfast with a drink, (cost at ?10 per person) which we thought rather expensive. Practice facilities were good with a driving range with a variation of cost for balls, we found the ?2 sufficient for or needs. Rather small putting green to practice on. The Pro Shop was scantily stocked but offered a drink if required. The staff were friendly in both the bar and Pro shop. So off to the course, set off 30 mins before our tee time - unfortunately behind a society of 30 and hence a slow round lasting nearly 5 hours. Overall the tee boxes were OK, but needed a cut, likewise the fairways also required a cut, it was often difficult to decipher fairway from the 1st cut. The greens really let this course down, on numerous occasions we were putting over a pitted surface with no true run. Bunkers had fine sand in them although a number were GUR. Overall the course is OK for beginners and society and has the feel of an old municipal course. I enjoyed the round, although painfully slow and unfortunately, i do not recollect a memorable hole or signature hole on this course that stood out among the rest, there are no water hazards either. We will not be rushing back to play but ticks a box.
(Round played: Mar 2019 - Score: 97 Handicap: 19.5)
Lovely CourseGreat greens and fairways but leaves can be a problem when not collected.
ShameUsed to be such a good municipal but now it?s a shame the effort is not there anymore, GUR untouched for that long it?s now got grass growing back, bunkers are poor, greens aren?t what they were & staff are disinterested.
Very Good CoursePlayed this course on a groupn voucher 2 for ?18.95, this was excellent value for a pretty good course.
Not bad for practicing
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