John O'Gaunt Golf Club

3+ (3 gold): one of our top-rated 3-star courses, worthy of 3½ stars.
   John O'Gaunt Golf Club Est. 1948

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John O'Gaunt Golf Club: Located three miles north-east of the Bedfordshire market town of Biggleswade, the John O'Gaunt Golf Club boasts two attractive golf courses. The John O'Gaunt course is the longer and generally considered a tougher challenge than its companion, the 18-hole par-69 Carthagena Course. In this wonderfully rural, housing-free setting, the John O'Gaunt layout exudes a distinctly English parkland feel. An attractive variety of mature and maturing trees provide good definition to the holes, while more open stretches are also present. The terrain is gently undulating rather than hilly, creating a few elevated tee shots to enjoy. Bunkering is mainly to be found protecting the greens, although occasionally makes some appearances along the generally good-width fairways. With good green-keeping and overall presentation, and no particularly weak holes in the layout, the noble John O'Gaunt lays down an enjoyable and suitably testing golfing experience. If you want to make a full day of it, a warm-up on the Carthagena course and excellent lunch in a former stately home (now the clubhouse) is definitely recommended.

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John O'Gaunt Golf Club
Sutton Park, Biggleswade Rd,
Sandy, Bedfordshire SG19 2LY
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Office   +44 (0)1767 260 360
Pro Shop   +44 (0)1767 260 094

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Golf Pro
Lee Scarbrow (Head Professional)
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Open parkland.
Gently undulating terrain - no effort to walk.
Surroundings: Rural countryside.
Designer: Fred Hawtree
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 6513 6214 5700
Par 71 71 73
SSS or Slope 71 70 73
At the Same Location:
18-hole par-69 Carthagena Course (5869 yds)
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How2Get There?

19 miles SW of Cambridge
From London turn off A1 at A6001 direction Biggleswade / Town Centre. After 1 mile turn R. on B1040 (Drove Rd) direction Potton. After 2.8 miles golf club is on your right.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes: weekdays £50; weekends £65 (before 3pm, day ticket) or £45 (after 3pm, single round). [Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc]. Cash or UK cheque only.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance. Handicap required.
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Other Information
Walking permitted at all times.

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Did you know?

John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster (1340-1399) was a member of the English royal house of Plantagenet and third surviving son of King Edward III and Philippa of Hainault. His name comes from his birthplace, Ghent in Belgium, at that time called Gaunt by the English. John exercised great influence over the English throne during the early reign of his nephew, Richard II (who became King at the age of 10) and during the ensuing periods of political strife. John of Gaunt's legitimate male heirs, the Lancasters, included Kings Henry IV, Henry V, and Henry VI. | The current Clubhouse was the former stately home of the Burgoyne family.

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Latitude: (52.117110)
Longitude: (-0.223900)
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Woodland Manor Hotel 3-star
Green Lane, Clapham, Bedford, Bedfordshire MK41 6EP
+44 (0)1234 363 281

Woodland Manor Hotel is a secluded grade II listed manor house in the heart of Bedfordshire which enjoys a considerable reputation as a traditional English country house hotel.

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The Bedford Swan 4-star
The Embankment, Bedford, MK40 1RW
+44 (0)1234 346 565

Bedford’s most historic hotel has been transformed following a multi-million pound refurbishment. You will find this highly individual 18th century hotel full of character and history, occupying a stunning town centre location overlooking Bedford’s beautiful River Ouse.

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