Mowsbury Golf & Squash Complex

Mowsbury Golf & Squash Complex, Bedfordshire is an 18 hole, par 72 (6416 yard), public, parkland golf course designed by Martin Hawtree.

Contact Information

Kimbolton Road, Cleat Hill, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK41 8BJ United Kingdom

Tel: 01234 772700

Golf Pro: James Koncewicz | Tel: 01234 772700

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

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  • Midweek Guide: £21.35 per round *
  • Weekend Guide: £26.95 per round *

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Course Information:
18 holes | Par 72 | 6416 yards | Public | Parkland

Driving rangeGolf club hireBuggy HireGolf shop Changing roomsClubhouse BarFood Function Room Hire

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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


Golfshake Rating

  3.84

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 220
Average Ratings
3.84 ... Overall Rating
3.87 ... The Course
3.16 ... Course Cond.
3.33 ... Facilities/Serv.
4.13 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
3.41 ... Pace of play
3.44 ... Hospitality.
3.26 ... Prac. Facil.
2.66 ... Food + Drink
Reviews

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

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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.


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Reviewed Oct 30 2019 by Colin D - rated 3 out of 5
for a municipal course it is a reasonable challange. considering recent rain the course has recovered well, refurbed bunkers are good, but others need some attention.
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Reviewed Sep 19 2019 by Keith L - rated 4 out of 5
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Reviewed Aug 29 2019 by Simon T - rated 2 out of 5

Getting there

the 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.
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Reviewed Aug 26 2019 by Antony H - rated 5 out of 5

Great cheap course

For the price can?t go wrong.
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Reviewed Aug 20 2019 by Darren P - rated 5 out of 5

Great course in top condition

Love this course, the wind was up so made it a nice challenge
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Reviewed Jul 14 2019 by David B - rated 4 out of 5

Great course

Lovely 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!
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Reviewed Jul 4 2019 by Terry G - rated 4 out of 5
The course is built on clay, so this causes a number of problems e.g. when wet, the rain doesn't drain away as quickly as at some courses, and when dry (as it was Summer of 2018), cracks can appear, but that year was bad at all the local courses as well. The course has recovered extremely well following the draught of 2018 and is currently looking great.
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.
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Reviewed Jun 12 2019 by Allan T - rated 4 out of 5

very good.

18 holes 2 players ?18.95 on groupon, can't be bad!
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Reviewed May 22 2019 by Mathew T - rated 2 out of 5

Errrmmmm

Proper public course, council run I think!
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Reviewed May 15 2019 by D - rated 4 out of 5
Played a few times over the past weeks after being very impressed with the overall course condition and variation of holes, especially for the price.\\I found the quality of the greens and fairways was very good and well groomed elsewhere. Only downside being, most of the time, the holes are very open.
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Reviewed Apr 23 2019 by Dean C - rated 3 out of 5
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Reviewed Mar 31 2019 by Paul G - rated 2 out of 5

In need of some TLC

Visited 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.
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Reviewed Mar 27 2019 by Colin D - rated 3 out of 5
just about recovering from last years dry summer. New bunkers are looking good

(Round played: Mar 2019 - Score: 97 Handicap: 19.5)
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Reviewed Mar 3 2019 by Mark B - rated 4 out of 5

Enjoyable Course

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Reviewed Dec 14 2018 by Ray W - rated 4 out of 5

Lovely Course

Great greens and fairways but leaves can be a problem when not collected.
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Reviewed Dec 5 2018 by Terry G - rated 3 out of 5
The course is built on clay, so this causes a number of problems e.g. when wet, the rain doesn't drain away as quickly as at some courses, and when dry (as it was Summer of 2018), cracks can appear, but this year was bad at all the local courses as well. Because of the weather this year, the 6 bunkers which were re-designed last winter have (all but one) only just been re-turfed. These will remain GUR to let the turf settle in, so there is no sand in the new bunkers yet. The course is rarely quiet, and at one time was the busiest course in the country!! There is therefore a lot of footfall, and so the greens are kept quite slow so 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 more challenging than it was when built in 1975. The bar and catering is under new management (since 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 available, so they are cooking as well as serving your beer! 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. 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.
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Reviewed Nov 4 2018 by Simon T - rated 1 out of 5

Shame

Used 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.
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Reviewed Oct 24 2018 by Allan T - rated 4 out of 5

Very Good Course

Played this course on a groupn voucher 2 for ?18.95, this was excellent value for a pretty good course.
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Reviewed Oct 19 2018 by Ian M - rated 5 out of 5
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Reviewed Oct 16 2018 by David S - rated 2 out of 5

Not bad for practicing

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