Designed by David Pottage of John Jacobs Associates and opened in 1999, the course of the Bedford Golf Club is at the heart of the “golf village” of Great Denham. The American-styled, links-like course is built to USGA specifications and it was laid out on sand and gravel, which allows year-round play.
The club hosted the 2010 Bedfordshire County Championships. Despite its modest 6,194 yardage, it provides an decent test for the best amateurs in the region.
In October 2020 Bedford Golf Club closed. We understand the lease expired and the course will revert to farmland.
A really nice course, a shame to hear that its shutting soon. Set within quite a modern housing estate the course feels like it was designed and built recently. The greens were super fast but still reasonable soft. Its quite a short course which made club selection off the tee interesting.
Have been on the range and eaten in the clubhouse as have friends nearby and now it looks like I am too late to play the course as website says it is closing on 16th October. The course sits adjacent lots of new housing estates with some fabulously named roads, including Carnoustie Drive, St.Mellion Drive, Prestwick Drive, Ryder Close, Gleneagles Close, Pennard Close, West Hill Close, Lindrick Close and Saunton Close. Best road names I've ever seen !
An OK course with a couple of noteworthy holes and well maintained. This course is worth playing if you in the area and is a nice course. Pros are it plays well all year round and its kept well and very well priced.
Negatives are the 8th hole (once a par4) has been shortened into a par 3 (disgruntled neighbour who chooses to buy a house next to a golf course, but doesn't want golf balls coming into his garden. hahaha. ridiculous, I do feel sorry for the club as it doesn't seem like that they can do anything about it) problem is that it almost duplicates the 9th hole in distance and direction so is undoubtedly disappointing walking down a previous fairway to a tee in the middle of the previous hole. I do feel that the 8th can be improved with a better test of play even though the circumstances. Maybe a longer par 3 or more bunkering or a bit of water involved. I dont know exactly what they should do, but its just too similar to the 9th to go unoticed.
My ratings out of 10 were:
Tee Boxes 6
Greens condition 7
Greens speed 8
value for money 8
overall feel 6
time of the year played ALL SEASONS