Holes 11-18 only will open on Saturday 16th December. Temporary Greens on Hole 11 &18.

Clubhouse is open .

The following article regarding the Dunstable Downs use of GripClad appeared on page 12 of the November issue of the Greenkeeping magazine. See/click link www.greenkeepingeu.com/magazines/GK_Nov-17 for the full article.

Dunstable Downs Golf Club is a James Braid design set in a stunning location on top of the Downs with widespread views over the Chilterns. On many of the tees and a number of greens, railway sleepers have been used as steps. Whilst adding to the links feel of some of the holes and blending naturally into the environment, they can present a potential slip hazard in winter weather, particularly with the recent advent of soft-spikes and moulded soles.

Following the success of an initial trial with Gripclad non-slip treads the club is now proceeding with a programme to fit the treads to all remaining steps.

George Little, Head Greenkeeper said ”previously we would sand the steps every winter which was labour intensive, looked untidy , brought sand onto the greens and was not particularly successful. These treads come cut to size, are easy to fix and should be  maintenance-free and the time spent applying sand can be more usefully employed on the course. Also  the treads and can be taken up and re-used whenever we need to replace worn steps”.