The Captain’s Welcome
Welcome to Dunstable Downs Golf Club founded in 1906. 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 a 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 an ideal location for a golf course. The course is just over 6300 yards from the back tees and a first class test of golf. Originally a nine hole course, it was redesigned in 1930 by the famous course designer James Braid. The chalky sub-soil makes for dry conditions all year round and the quality of the greens is a renowned feature. We celebrated our Centennial in 2006 and have continued to prosper in the following years.
We are ably served by Trevor, our Manager, Gavin our Steward, and Darren our Professional -an outstanding golfer and teacher. Complementing our course facilities is our exquisite catering, supplied by Lisa and her team. Lisa caters for Club Competitions, Social events, Societies, Sunday Lunches and outside events such as Meetings, Weddings and Anniversaries.
Dunstable Downs has collaborated with eight clubs in Bedfordshire and ten clubs in Hertfordshire to create a reciprocal arrangement where members can take advantage of playing some of the best courses in the surrounding area. A nominal fee is charged to play these courses and arrangements can be made through the Club Manager. In addition as a Braid club, reciprocal arrangements are available with many other Braid courses and we also have arrangements with other clubs who share our founding year.
Both men’s and ladies sections run competitions throughout the year with a large array of impressive trophies. Also available to members are competitive matches against other local clubs in Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire – men’s, ladies’, mixed and senior. We have a vibrant Junior Section, who run their own competitions throughout the year. They are also invited to compete in some of the Senior Competitions.
You are cordially invited to come and play our course. If you decide to join you will not only be able to enjoy the course with its wonderful views, but you will also appreciate the friendly atmosphere and sociability at one of England’s outstanding golf clubs.
If you are not a golfer but are looking for a venue to host your special occasion, call our manager for details of what we can offer – the views from the clubhouse are a free extra benefit.
Roy Drage – Captain Dunstable Downs Golf Club