Standout holes for me are 2, 4, 8, 10, 11, 15, 16 and 17. See other reviews from Mark. Even with a 1300 tee time we had the course to ourselves, able to enjoy the experience of walking the tree lined fairways heavy with the scent of pine. The county of Buckinghamshire in south east England is one of the more affluent counties in England and its proximity to the capital is such that Eton College’s Dorney Lake, in the South Bucks district, was used as the rowing venue for London’s 2012 Summer Olympics. Designed by , the Woburn golf course opened in 1928. There are some solid holes on the Duchess, especially the par threes. In addition, the trees are so close to the hole one feels like they can feel them interfering with a putt. Woburn can boast no less than three golf courses that all regularly feature in the various Top 100 rankings. Because the setting lacks variety, this is a course more difficult to remember than many others. The unusual, 203-yard 7th, has a huge bunker, front and right, and danger to the left. It’s undulation and routing makes for a more interesting round than The Dukes and in my opinion, a much prettier course. As such, unlike courses such as Beaconsfield, Royal Ashdown Forest, or Liphook, it is not a course I would want to play again. Respond to above review  The course rating is 68.9 and it has a slope rating of 121. *Please make sure that the tees from which you are playing correspond with the tees for which this table applies. Was this review helpful? - The fifth, a short par 4 with trees blocking the entrance to the green from the right side. The second as a par 3 has one of the thinnest greens one will ever find surrounded by three bunkers. For me the Duchess is a far better course, and it's not even close. Designed by Tom Fazio on land close enough to the ocean to be influenced by the strengt... Fishers Island is a wonderful course. That was surprising: “How can this be? 0 people found this review helpful - Fifteen is much too short for a par 5 to be of interest to even the best players. Ed is the founder of Golf Empire – click the link to read his full review. What could bring me back (although my list of courses I have yet to play remains very long) would be if they removed some of the trees such as on the second hole and seventeen. - The fourth has trees located in the fairway for the second shot (a pet peeve of mine). Holes: 1: 2: 3: 4: 5: 6: 7: 8: 9: Out Slope Rating Men Tee: 431: 172: 291: 457: 355: 482: 195: 323: 398: 3104 113 72 Par Was this review helpful? The course is also slightly more undulating as well as being shorter in length. One would not have been surprised had this course somehow incorporated “forest” in its name as it likely deserves that descriptive word more than a few courses that do have “forest” in the names. The 9-hole Woburn course at the Woburn Country Club facility in Woburn, features 2,900 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 34. I haven't played the Marquess Course, but if I was given 10 rounds on the Duchess and Dukes, I would split them 1 Dukes and 9 Duchess. 0 people found this review helpful 0 people found this review helpful It didn’t feel that way yesterday as I played my first round at Woburn with my new handicap index. The Marquess' is laid out in a natural woodland habitat, with many beech, birch, pine and oak trees majestically defining the holes. So for example, a course with a load of forced carries in front of tees or some real penal bunkering around the greens is going to have a high slope rating. 0 people found this review helpful Woburn is renowned for holes that play through avenues of pines. Very biased review alert , played both both the Duchess and the marquess on a brilliant society day set up by IGC. in its own skin. Was this review helpful? The slope rating is supposed to determine how much harder a course is for an 18 handicapper to play, compared with a scratch golfer. The course rating is 68.9 and it has a slope rating of 121. Full course details for Woburn Golf Club, including scores leaderboard, map, printable scorecard, weather, reviews, and ratings. First class venue, I think the hardest of the three courses at Woburn but beautiful. The course is tight and claustrophobic in places and to score well here, finding fairways would be rule number one. That figure, for handicap purposes, is 113. 0 people found this review helpful The Duchess' Tea Room, Woburn: See 107 unbiased reviews of The Duchess' Tea Room, rated 4 of 5 on Tripadvisor and ranked #10 of 17 restaurants in Woburn. I played it once and it was enough. Charles Lawrie The Duchess fits into the Woburn family exceptionally well – it’s a real gem which many prefer over the Duke’s and Marquess. In Fourteen has a green sloped left to right with the contour of the land. That in itself is unique but what impresses me the most whenever Woburn is debated is that if you ask three different people which course they prefer you are likely to receive three different responses. The 11th and 12th also work nicely together and whilst not stand-out holes play very well. endstream endobj 30 0 obj <> endobj 31 0 obj <>/MediaBox[0 0 612 792]/Parent 27 0 R/Resources<>/Font<>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text/ImageC]/XObject<>>>/Rotate 0/Type/Page>> endobj 32 0 obj <>stream The 1st in particular being an excellent opening hole. Related: Woburn – The Duchess Course Review The 3rd at The Dukes Course The Dukes opened three years earlier than The Duchess in 1976 and within three years it … Not long by any means, but really quite narrow! For example, the first hole par 4 has a valley fronting the an elevated green. n SSS 69 Slope 124 CR 69.2 Ladies SSS 75 Slope 136 CR 74.5 FOLD 87mm FOLD. Was this review helpful? h�bbd```b``�"3�d2�dI���I0y,�&M�"i6�&�T��V`YeY �H2r��2? h޼T�n�@��}leoދ�*RZ7m��*.���l��Ԏl��g���� The Duchess starts off in scintillating fashion with a couple of absorbing holes and has a much better and compelling routing than the Duke’s. The par 3 2nd is a good example of that, you can't afford any bit of lateral movement to the ball. It took all of about 30 seconds to figure out my course handicap off the yellow tees on the Marquess course. It was the location for the British Masters for 20 years and, since 2008, has been home to the Travis Perkins Group Senior Masters and other top men's and women's professional events. Only tree lovers would describe Woburn Duchess as pretty as everything is green - tees, fairways, rough, greens and even the shockingly ugly weeds, bushes and other wild vegetation that inhabit the ground under the trees. 3D Fly-Over in Google Earth View Course in Google Earth. While I had an enjoyable time, I think it was because we made it fun rather than the course making the round. Woburn Golf Club (Marquess' course): The Marquess' course is the newest and arguably brightest jewel in the Woburn crown. Although it probably has less stand-out holes (maybe the 1st is my favourite), for me it has less poor holes and it is a good solid course. Personally I enjoy the Duchess as much as the other two, probably because there is more of a premium on accuracy. 0 Ugh. See other reviews from Cédric. One has to have full command of a near center strike on the clubface to score well. The routing with the other courses around is a little disturbing, but the place is well marked. The 9th, stroke index 2, is a par four, which begins with a long, narrow chute off the tee. Rating is 68.9 Rating is 68.0 Slope is 121 Slope is 104 LOCAL RULES OF GOLF 1- Out of Bounds is identified by white stakes on holes 1, 5, and 9; also by left margin of pond on 9. I did not like a single par 5 on the golf course. Nowhere is this truer than on the Duchess'. - Seventeen is a short par 4 dogleg left and the trees feel like they are closing in on you. He’d dropped from 20 to 16. Pete was confused. Joe DiMatteo manages the course as the General Manager. The trees actually detract from the visual of the course on several holes. See other reviews from Mark White, The Duchess seems to be tighter and hence more claustrophobic than the other courses at Woburn. Respond to above review  Halfway down, everything begins to kick left. Respond to above review  The 15th, a 485-yard doglegged par five, is a typical Duchess shot-maker’s delight. Exclusive golf course information, specifications and golf course details at Woburn Country Club. See other reviews from Ed Battye. The greens are kept very smooth here. The Woburn Country Club, established in 1922, is a nine hole municipal public golf course in Woburn, MA located west of Horn Pond just off Route 3 in Woburn's west side. The 9-hole Woburn course at the Woburn Country Club facility in Woburn, Massachusetts features 2,900 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 34. View the menu, check prices, find on the map, see photos and ratings. The condition of the course was not great either. Play with the Course Handicap™ which corresponds with it in the right column. Woburn Golf & Country Club - Duke's Course in Buckinghamshire: details, stats, scorecard, course layout, photos and reviews Toggle navigation Write a Review Courses Near You Destinations Getaways Stay & Play Watch Local Golf Advisor Built by Amersham Web Title: woburn_duchess_portrait_scorecard.indd Created Date: a number that indicates what a scratch golfer (a golfer that averages par for a round) should shoot on this particular course It would be desirable to add some 20-30 yards to every par 5. I expected to not like the Charles Lawrie designed course given the lack of variety in setting and the tightness of it, but in fact I found the course to be a lot of fun. It does have a nice green. Please activate some Widgets. I have not played the Marquess course at Woburn, but played the Duchess’ and Duke’s a few years back. The left-sloping fairway runs downhill, then rises sharply to a two-tiered green. Respond to above review  - the second due to the trees being so close to the green. - Sixteen is a mid-length par 3 in a lovely setting. Overall, I felt the greens to be too similar. overall had an amaizing day at woburn and its 5 star service . - the first, a longer par 4 with a fairway sloped to the right going downhill ending in a valley before an elevated green. 1 person found this review helpful However a bit like the Marquess and Duke's I think the ranking is too high and I could name a number of courses which I would rank higher, Respond to above review  Plenty have raved appropriately. All this being said, it is extremely tight, so you do still get some repetitive holes as they all look the same. Respond to above review  Despite the course appearing in some top 100 lists, as well as some saying it is more difficult than the Duke’s course, this is a course I would not go back to play. For all photos of reviews, please follow Chris’ Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/top.100.golf/, Respond to above review  5 Country Club Road Woburn, MA 01804-5408 781-933-9880 781-933-0840 [fax] . The course could also use another 15 bunkers along the fairway. Woburn is a cracking club and if you’re looking for a 54 hole golf trip, an overnight stop here should be definitely be considered. In fact, the trees are thick and the fairways narrow that at times it does not feel like a parkland course. routed the Duchess course but sadly died before the build started, so his partner Of the three Woburn courses, the Duchess' is the one that puts a high premium on the ability to hit the ball straight, making the Duchess' not so favourable to the big hitters. Respond to above review  I would certainly change the fifteenth to make it a par 4. endstream endobj startxref See our History Page. The Duchess’ course is heavily lined by trees on either side and the fairways are narrower than one will find on other parkland courses. Read verified reviews from golfers at Woburn Country Club today! All info on Duchess' Tea Room in Woburn Sands - Call to book a table. There are courses that are dominated by trees which accommodate more variety than just avenues of trees running just off the fairways. Donald Steel completed the project. Your WHS handicap index is worked out to one decimal place and that number is calculated against that neutral Slope Rating of 113. It's a course where you must keep your ball in play. However, on occasions, you will need to go for distance or be left with long approaches. As other reviewers have said the Duchess is the shortest of the three Woburn courses but makes up for it with tighter fairways and small greens, all immaculate with tee boxes that look like carpet. Was this review helpful? I'd not played at Woburn for a few years but the experience was as good as I remembered, friendly, helpful staff and top notch facilities. see website for detail: Tel No: 01908 370 756: Location: View Map: Website: www.woburn.co.uk Rating Slope; Blue: 72: 7218 yards: White: 72: 6745 yards: Yellow: 72: 6329 yards: Red (W) 73: 5832 yards There are tilts and tiers but they are easy to determine the appropriate line. I’ve never played to 16 in my life.” Paul had dr %PDF-1.6 %���� Written by: Top100 Aggregated Rating Rating: 7.2 … An historic ridge – the remains of an ancient Danish settlement – runs diagonally across the hole and will push anything short and left into the forest. - the third as the green is too small for the hole. %%EOF See other reviews from Peter Handcock. Whilst you can find your ball in the thick pines, rescue shots into greens are few and far between, so there is a lot of medicine to be taken. Lucky members these are! Ok before anyone responds by saying why play Woburn Duchess if you don't like parkland. But they all complement each other superbly and the members here are very lucky to have 3 lovely courses to choose from. The Duchess is the shortest and prettiest of the three courses at Woburn Golf Club. Indeed I was very impressed with the final third of the course which has a lovely mix of holes and requires both length and finesse. 0 people found this review helpful The greens are rarely tricked up with severe undulations. See other reviews from David Baxter. There is a good mix of long and shorter par 4’s; I thought they were the best holes on the course. �g�̜qα�� �% �(�D��RHD5$%�J �P�%QJ�"E��$l���!��{�̮�@��\�hg388i�v^7K���&Y[m�I��F#. A short drive leaves a blind second shot. If you manage to do this from the tee, then the rewards can be great as finding the small greens in regulation is no mean feat. 29 0 obj <> endobj As it was the second round of the day, we played it as a better-ball net so that we could save a bit of time if one of us was out of the hole. See other reviews from Chris Wanless. Scorecard (User) 2: Par 72 SSS 71 View. Respond to above review  With their severe undulations and shaping, picking the right spot to land your tee shot is integral and makes for a tricky finish that requires concentration right up to the final putt. first 18 was on the Duchess where i managed to get my first HOLE IN ONE on the par 3 13th the course was in perfect condition as youd expect and played ALOT tougher than its more esteemed sister the Marquess i really enjoyed the test of the duchess where driving the ball straight was key . The greens are certainly smaller too and, with the exception of a couple, much flatter. If one put a roof over this hole, it would be a tunnel. There is way more variety in the holes, including more doglegs, and the routing isn't back and forth like the Dukes. Rating: 4.7: Opened: 1974: Holes: 54: Type: Parkland: Length: 6651 - 7214 yards: Par: Duke 72, Duchess 72, Marquess 72: Rating/SSS: Duke 74, Duchess 72, Marquess 73: Slope: Green Fees: £128 - £143: Offers: Numerous discount packages available (2 rounds one day, Stay & Play etc). It feels like it plays longer as one does not want to take a full swing on the tee shot, resulting in the approach shots being a bit longer than one might expect. 1 person found this review helpful Tighter than a ducks bottom but well worth the hefty green fee if you get the chance. Was this review helpful? Scorecard (User) 1: Par 72 SSS 72 View. Comfortably the blandest of the 3 Woburn courses. The remainder of the course doesn’t quite live up to this early billing but there are many more fine holes to come, especially amongst the closing stretch. more heavily wooded, and therefore less forgiving of the wayward shot than the IRC, Respond to above review  Duke’s. Not cheap but very nice. @�x/ ����� �5 q�n������ �%@ *When using the table, find the range containing your Handicap Index® in the left column. Having played all three courses now, I’d easily have Marquess as the best (it’s a cracking course) but I would have Duchess and Dukes MUCH closer in the rankings. Most of the one shotters are quite long and challenging, demanding very straight tee shots. Here are a list of the scorecards submitted, please note that these have been provided to us by users. Designed by , the Woburn golf course opened in 1928. Like The Dukes, the middle holes border on repetitive, with many similar holes, but due to the positions of the greens and the routing it does manage to keep intrigue and shaping shots into greens are often required. This is a very pretty and lovely course. Was this review helpful? Use your driver sparingly because this is a real thinker’s course. Woburn - Duchess Course The Duchess Course at Woburn Golf Club is the shortest of the three courses at Woburn, but it is also the prettiest. I've played there maybe 8 times so I can easily tell them all apart, but after 1 round you may struggle to distinguish the 11th from the 12th, or the 7th from the 13th. That said it’s still a course where you must keep your ball in play! 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