Visitors

The 100 year old golf course is situated two miles south west of Dunstable on the Whipsnade Road (A4541) high on the crest of the Chiltern Hills nearly 800 feet above sea level. The Downs is famous as a beauty spot and viewpoint with a panorama taking in seven counties. The bracing air and the glorious downland turf, set in an area of outstanding natural beauty makes it an ideal spot for golf.

The present layout, planned by James Braid and constructed by J.A. Stutt of Paisley (and Carnoustie fame) provides an interesting challenge for golfers of all abilities. There are 18 holes over 6322 yards par 70. Holes 1 to 10 are parkland with holes 11 to 18 along the top of the Downs and very “links” in nature. Thanks to the chalky subsoil the course is playable for most of the year and is always dry with fast, true contoured greens. Our Greenstaff pride themselves in the way that they present the course and they always ensure that it is in its best possible condition.

You can also be assured of a very warm welcome and a unique spirit of friendliness and sociability pervades the Clubhouse. Our Catering team are on hand to serve you throughout the day – from breakfast through to dinner.

On arrival

Visitors are requested to register in the Professional’s Shop on arrival and settle their green fee. We ask that visitors should be members of a recognised golf club and hold a current handicap. Darren and his team will make every effort to make your day an enjoyable and succesful one and will give you the code of the day for access to the clubhouse secure areas and to exit the course at departure time.

Green Fees

Dunstable Downs welcomes visitors who wish to play this stunning course that enjoys over 100 years of heritage. At weekends visitors currently must be introduced by and play with a member but contact the professional for daily availability. To confirm your green fee or to request further information please contact the secretary on 01582 604472 or by Email.

Tees of the day

Visiting Gentlemen should play from the Yellow Tees and Ladies from the Red Tees

Payments

Individual green feees should be paid at the Professional’s Shop before playing. Payment by cash, cheque (supported by valid bankcard) or credit/debit card.

Dogs

Not permitted on the course or the club house

Insurance

Visitors are strongly advised to check that they are adequately covered

Health & Safety

To ensure that your round of golf is as safe and enjoyable as possible, please adhere to the following…

  • Please read all local rules and signs on the course
  • Beware of other golfers in front and from players following you
  • Beware of rabbit and foxholes
  • Watch out for varying slopes on tees and greens
  • Beware of low branches when entering wooded areas
  • Take care when driving buggies and read instructions displayed on buggy windscreens
  • When using the practice area, take note of all safety notices displayed.

In the event of an accident, first aiders are available by contacting 01582 604472

Tee reservations can be made by contacting the Secretary’s Office on 01582 604472

Starting Board

1st Tee

Before 08:45 2 ball
08:45 to 10:30 3 or 4 ball
10:30 to 12:30 2 ball
12:30 to 14:15 3 or 4 ball
14:15 to 16:00 2 ball
16:00 to 17:45 3 or 4 ball
After 17:45 2 ball

11th or 16th Tee

Before 08:45 3 or 4 ball
08:45 to 10:30 2 ball
10:30 to 12:30 3 or 4 ball
12:30 to 14:15 2 ball
14:15 to 16:00 3 or 4 ball
16:00 to 17:45 2 ball
After 17:45 3 or 4 ball

Players already on the course shall alternate, on the tee, with players already in the queue and who are about to start their round.

NOTE :- Players commencing their round cannot alternate with those already in the queue.

Players starting on the 16th tee must conform to the above times after leaving the 18th green.
Players completing holes 16 -17 & 18 only shall not alternate with matches already at the tee.
November to end March – Open Tees; Sat from 10.30; Sun from 8.00; Monday to Friday all day.

Players please note that 2 Balls have priority