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Captain's Welcome

Welcome to Dunstable Downs Golf Club. Situated high on the crest of the Chiltern Hills, 800 feet above sea level, Dunstable Downs Golf Course is laid out on a rolling plateau with views over many counties, from Surrey in the south to Northamptonshire in the north. The Downs is a famous beauty spot and viewpoint to watch the gliders from London Gliding Club. The bracing air, the glorious downland turf and the richly varied character of the terrain make it an ideal place for a golf course.

The course is a first-class test of golf over its 6267 yards. Originally a nine-hole course but expanded to eighteen in 1911, it was redesigned in 1930 by the famous course architect James Braid and now provides an interesting test for players of all abilities. The chalky sub-soil makes for dry conditions all year round and the quality of the layout and greens is a renowned feature. The course is sufficiently to be interesting without being excessively hilly and is a tough but fair test for golfers of all abilities. Bring all of your clubs, you will need them.

The course and the Clubhouse have seen many changes in their life time and it is the aim of the Management Committee to continue its evolution into the 21st Century. We celebrated our Centennial in 2006 and have continued to grow the quality of the course in the following years.

We have been able to accommodate the advances in modern day equipment to ensure the course remains a challenge today. This has meant refining the course, but it is the Management Committee’s intention to keep the course as close to its origins as possible.

We are ably served by Gerald Pearce, our General Manager, Sean, our Bar Manager, and his team, and Darren Charlton our PGA Professional, who is an outstanding golfer and teacher.

Complementing the course facilities is our equally impressive catering, supplied by Katie Reed and her team. Katie caters for Social events & Societies, Sunday lunches and outside events such as Meetings, Weddings and Anniversaries.

One of the great benefits of being a Dunstable Downs member is that the Club has two of the very best reciprocal golf schemes in the country. If you fancy testing your skills on a links, heathland or parkland course the reciprocal golf scheme might just be the answer.

Our Ladies Section, captained by Mary Liddiard runs competitions throughout the year on Wednesdays and Sundays, with informal roll ups on Mondays and Fridays
Also available to members are both competitive and socially-mixed competitions.

We have a vibrant Junior Section, which run its own competitions throughout the year. They can also compete in Mens or Lady events when their handicap allows.

It is my belief that all sections of membership within the Club, as well as our visitors, whether playing or just socialising, will enjoy the course, hospitality, ambience and vista of one of England’s outstanding golf courses.

Thank you

Steve Harris
Club Captain