All 3 courses are amazing and a real treat to play on, I’ve been lucky to have gone with a member so manage to get a deal to play. Otherwise it would be exactly what it should be a treat. I genuinely rate these as some of the best courses. The duchess is a very tight course and not for the faint hearted stay on the fairway is the only advice that the Marshall gave us nev…
We played the dutchess course, just the drive into woburn and you feel your playing somewhere special, the course it self was in superb condition, we found the most important shot was the tee shot you need to hit good shots because if your not in place you have know chance of a decent approach shot, would reccomend this course to everyone, the tree lined fairways and carp…
The Marquess course opened in June 2000. The Marquess Course was designed by Peter Alliss and Clive Clark, European Golf Design (Ross McMurray) and Alex Hay and it opened in 2000. The course was named after the then Marquess of Tavistock and was soon referred to as the 'Jewel in the Crown'. Set within 200 acres of mixed woodland the Marquess's course overlaps the county boundary dividing Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire and presents a variety of rolling and undulating terrain. The predominant tree species are pine, spruce, sweet chestnut and oak.
The Dukes Course designed by Charles Lawrie, opened in 1976 and was the first of Woburn's three courses to be constructed. The Dukes course has fairways lined with pine, silver birch and chestnut trees. Heather, bracken and gorse add to the charm of the course, as well as providing some of the natural hazards of each hole. Part of its strength lies in the Par 4's. Play these well and there is every chance you will play to your handicap but, the Par 5's are where good scores can be made.
The Duchess Course is a fine example of a course built for the thinking golfer, often referred to as a "Hidden Gem". The Duchess' Course, also designed by Charles Lawrie, opened in April 1978, two years after the Duke's Course. The course design encompasses a ridge across the 5th and 11th fairways, which are the site of an ancient Danish settlement. Although slightly shorter than the Dukes Course, the Duchess Course offers a different challenge. Accurate driving and pinpoint iron play are the order of the day on a course with narrower fairways and approaches to greens.