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The Professional – Darren Charlton

Before turning Professional in 1991, I was a member at DDGC where I was lucky enough to represent the club at all county levels before winning the county championships in 1990. I am also proud of the fact that I was fortunate enough to win the DDGC club championship five times from 1986-90.

I have achieved a few notable successes during my playing career as a Professional including:

  • Qualifying to play at Wentworth in the BMW PGA European Tour event 2006
  • East Region Order of Merit winner in 2005 and 2015
  • East Anglian Open Champion in 2006 and 2008
  • Beds and Cambs PGA Professional Champion 2004, 2005, 2006,2008,2010,2015
  • 2003 European Tour Qualifying School Stage 1 winner
  • Multiple East Region PGA Pro Am wins

Course records: South Herts 63 (-9) 2008

Now I have reached the age of 50, I have competed on the European Senior Tour and have won events on the Masters Senior Pro Tour.

Pro Shop

A well stocked golf shop that offers everything the golfer needs to enjoy their game to the full, all at competitive prices.

You can choose from many top name brands such as Titleist, Taylor Made, Footjoy, Ping and many more.

Be proud to be a member of DDGC and be fashionable at the same time in one of the Logo Club garments on offer at a special members’ price. Club Sweaters, Shirts, Sleeveless Tops, Windshirts are just some of the items available from the Glenmuir Collection.


With over 20 years of experience teaching players of all levels from beginners to fellow Professionals, Darren has built up an excellent reputation as a golf coach. Call and book yourself in for a lesson and get to work on lowering that handicap.

An individual lesson(45mins) is just £35, but even better value is the 6 lessons for the price of 5 offer for £175.00

Lessons available on all aspects of the game as well as on course lessons.


Junior Coaching Sessions

Junior individual tuition is available at a reduced price of £17.50 for 45mins which means the 6 lesson for 5 offer is great value at £87.50

Remember, all Junior Members are entitled to a FREE individual lesson per year with Darren . 

Junior Group Coaching is also available throughout the season.


A re-gripping and general club repair service is available.


As well as providing the above services, Darren enjoys competing in Pro Tournaments, both regionally and nationally. He is a twice former East Anglian Open Champion and in 2006 competed on the European Tour at the BMW championship at Wentworth. Having recently turned Senior in the Pro ranks Darren has also competed on the Senior European Tour. Follow his progress this season at (England East) and now and again on Sky Sports.

Twos Club

Have some added incentive in the Club Competitions and enter the 2s club. Make a 2 on any hole during the round and win a share of the pot. Winners posted after each competition.


Feel free to contact Darren on 01582 662806 or with any questions about your golf game or golf products.

Also Available

  • Custom Club Fittings
  • Shop Gift Vouchers
  • Golf Lesson Vouchers
  • Shoe Re-Studding Service
Darren Charlton

Darren Charlton

Pro shop

The Pro Shop at Dunstable Downs Golf Club

Darren's Top Tip

Winter Golf

This time of year it is easy to put the clubs away and hibernate until the spring arrives.
With the right preparation and equipment though, winter golf can be very enjoyable.
Dress correctly. Winter Glove pairs are a great way to maintain warm hands without taking your mittens off each shot. Comfortable and with a good feel they are a great idea. And dont forget pocket hand warmers...vital on a cold day.
Check out your Shoe spikes to ensure you have good grip for wet and muddy conditions and inspect your club grips and replace the ones that are worn down. Nothing worse than slippery grips on a cold wet day.
Play well this winter and pop in and see all the items we have in store to make it as enjoyable as possible.