Woburn Golf Club

Little Brickhill,

Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire MK17 9LJ

  • Office

    +44 (0)1908 370 756
  • Pro shop

    +44 (0)1908 626 600
  • Fax

    +44 (0)1908 378 436
  • Golf pro

    Daniel Grieve (Head PGA Professional).

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined parkland. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland.

  • Designer:

    Charles Lawrie

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
6976
6554
6060
Par
72
72
75
SSS or slope
74
72
75

At the same location:

The three 18-hole courses at Woburn are: Marquess Course (par-72, 7,214 yds from back tees); Duke's course (par-72, 6,976 yds); Duchess Course (par-72, 6,651 yds).

Location

Latitude:

51.993469

Longitude:

-0.668891

How to get there:

5 miles SE of Milton Keynes

Leave the M1 motorway at exit 13, just south of Milton Keynes. Follow the A4012 direction Woburn. In Woburn turn right to Woburn Sands; after o.6 miles turn left into Longslade Lane. Follow signs to golf for 1.5 miles.

Woburn Golf Club (Duke's course)

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.

Est. 1976

Woburn Golf Club (Duke's course): The Duke's course at Woburn exudes the regal splendour of a golf course that's been around for a hundred years or more. The surprise is that its dates back only to 1976. The oldest of Woburn's stunning triumvirate of championship layouts, the Duke's boasts a a fan base of devotees that is both large and global.

The Charles Lawrie designed Duke's is a quintessentially English wooded parkland layout. Towering pines, silver birch and chestnut trees line the fairways, together with a copious volume of rhododendrons. At the signature short downhill par-3 3rd, rhododendrons encircle the green, providing a dazzling profusion of colour when they flower in late Spring.

The first six holes on the Duke's offers a wonderful example of how undulating woodland terrain, in the right hands, can be crafted into a dramatic and testing golf layout. The middle six continues the theme although on slightly flatter ground, before bringing you to a superb closing six holes.

Woburn's Marquess course may have taken over the mantle as Woburn's host venue for the European Tour's big-hitting professionals, but the Duke’s remains the firm favourite of many members and visiting golfers. It is where golf began on the Duke of Bedford’s Woburn Estate, and is unquestionably one of the greatest undulating woodland courses in England.

List of courses: England - Central

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays; members-only on weekends.

Must book in advance. Handicap required.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (May thru' mid-Oct) on either the Marquess', Duke's or Duchess' courses (includes bacon roll and two-course lunch): Mon-Thur £229; Fri £255; or on Mon-Thur £209 (green fee only).

Contact club for full details, discounts, 36-hole packages, etc. [Last updated: 2023].

Other information

Players generally walk this course.

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

The grounds of the Woburn Estate always possessed the ingredients for the creation of a top-calibre golf venue. Located just 30 minutes from London's M25 orbital motorway, a large and natural expanse of undulating forest was complemented by fast-draining sandy soil, perfect for golf. In 1974, Robin Russell (the 14th Duke of Bedford), who was then Marquess of Tavistock, brought the dream to reality with the launch of a world-class golf facility at Woburn.

Since its establishment Woburn has hosted many top-level golf tournaments on all three of its championship layouts. For more details see Top Golf Tournaments at Woburn Golf Club.

Published ranking

Britain & Ireland's 122nd best course (Golf World, 2022).

Where2Stay

  • The Woburn Hotel4-star

    1 George Street, Woburn, Milton Keynes MK17 9PX.

    +44 (0)1525 290 441

    Visit website

    Part of the Duke of Bedford's Woburn estate, the hotel was first established in 1724 as a coaching inn, a welcome stopover for those journeying between London and the North. In those days it was known as the Bedford Arms, and more latterly the Inn at Woburn. With its spacious and relaxed seating areas, contemporary and individually designed bedrooms and multi award- winning restaurant, Olivier's, The Woburn Hotel offers a modern twist on a country classic hotel.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Woburn (Duke's, Duchess and Marquess courses); Aspley Guise & Woburn Sands

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Bedfordshire

  • Novotel Milton Keynes3-star

    Saxon Street, Layburn Court, Heelands, Milton Keynes MK13 7RA

    +44 (0)1908 322 212

    Visit website

    The Novotel Milton Keynes is a modern 3-star hotel situated just outside the city centre. You can relax in the sauna or enjoy a dip in an indoor-heated pool; there's also a fully-equipped gym. The restaurant serves a classic mix of international cuisine.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Woburn (Duke's, Duchess and Marquess courses); Aspley Guise & Woburn Sands

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Bedfordshire

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79th Women’s US Open: the second women’s major championship of the season gets underway at Lancaster CC in Pennsylvania. It’s the second time the championship has been held here.
(May 30-June 2).

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Stay&Play at Prince's: excellent onsite Lodge accommodation available

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