Woburn Golf Club (Marquess' course)

4+ (4 gold): one of our top-rated 4-star courses, worthy of 4½ stars.
   Woburn Golf Club (Marquess' course) Est. 2000

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Woburn Golf Club (Marquess' course): The Marquess' course is the newest and arguably brightest jewel in the Woburn crown. It is flanked by Woburn's other shining gems - the Duke's and the Duchess' courses.

The Marquess' is laid out in a natural woodland habitat, with many beech, birch, pine and oak trees majestically defining the holes. The rolling though not overly hilly terrain, provides the course with its pleasant undulations and elevation changes. Good width fairways invite big-hitting, although there's plenty of grassy semi-rough in front of the ever-present tree-line. This can make recovery shots from wayward drives a testing proposition. Large and fast greens, full of subtle borrows, are well defended by plenty of strategically placed and stylishly crafted bunkers.

The short par-4 12th is the only hole where water seriously threatens; it is also one of the best risk-reward holes on the Duke of Bedford's Woburn Estate. An earlier risk-reward opportunity comes at the par-5 7th, which you can play up the leftside as a conventional three-shot hole or take the riskier two-shot route up the right side of the split fairway.

There are a few courses in England that vie for the title of England’s "Augusta National"; the Marquess' course is one of the leading claimants to this honour. Although not quite as famous as its Augusta counterpart, the Marquess' is now regarded as Woburn's "Trophy" course, having played host on several occasions to the British Masters and European Senior Masters.

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Making Contact

Woburn Golf Club
Little Brickhill,
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire MK17 9LJ
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Office   +44 (0)1908 370 756
Pro Shop   +44 (0)1908 626 600

  +44 (0)1908 378 436

Email   golf.enquiries@woburn.co.uk
Website   www.woburngolf.co.uk
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Golf Pro
Daniel Grieve (Head PGA Professional).
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined parkland.
Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
Surroundings: Woodland.
Designer: Peter Alliss & Clive Clark
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 7214 6329 5831
Par 72 72 73
SSS or Slope 75 71 74
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).
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How2Get 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.

Essential information

Green Fees:
Visitor fee, 18-holes on either the Marquess', Duke's or Duchess' courses in high season (May thru' Oct): Mon-Thur £169; Fri £179. Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2020].
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays; more restricted at weekends.  Must book in advance. Maximum handicap: men 24; women 36. Proof of handicap required.
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Other Information
Non-metal spike facility. Walking permitted at all times.

Practice facilities
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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.
Current European Tour player Ian Poulter and Ladies European Tour player Charley Hull have a close association with Woburn, as its touring professionals.

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Published Ranking
2019 Golf World rating: 85th best course in Britain & Ireland; 42nd best in England.
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Latitude: (51.990952)
Longitude: (-0.665628)
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The Woburn Hotel 4-star
1 George Street, Woburn, Milton Keynes MK17 9PX.
+44 (0)1525 290 441

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
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Golf within 5 miles Woburn (Duke's, Duchess and Marquess courses); Aspley Guise & Woburn Sands
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Golf within 20 miles Bedfordshire
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DoubleTree by Hilton - Milton Keynes 4-star
Stadium Way West, Milton Keynes MK1 1ST.
+44 (0)845 454 5045

This DoubleTree by Hilton hotel is built into Stadium MK, home of MK Dons FC ( ... be aware of possible heavy traffic on match days). You can choose from 304 bedrooms positioned 360 degrees around the pitch, with some offering stunning views of the pitch. Guests enjoy complimentary WiFi and parking. Dining options include the Pitchside Restaurant and Bar, as well as a Marco Pierre White Steakhouse, Bar & Grill.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 5 miles Woburn (Duke's, Duchess and Marquess courses); Aspley Guise & Woburn Sands
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Golf within 20 miles Bedfordshire
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