Bedford & County Golf Club is set in mature woodland and is routed across undulating ground. Established in 1912 it’s one of the finest courses in the county.
Architectural provenance is rather sketchy, but we believe F.W. Hawtree was involved in the course design or redesign in 1970. If anyone can shine a brighter light on the subject please let us know.
A great course for five months of the year. Being a mature tree lined course once the leaves start falling miss the fairway and you can lose a ball on every other hole under all the leaves. Very small greens mean you need a sharp game here as it also has some very long holes a tough challenge indeed. It is a terrible winter course so choose when you play it wisely, locally in mid summer there are few better
Bedford & County is a varied and testing course which is very well cared for and presented superbly at all times of the year. It's usually mentioned in the same breath as John O' Gaunt and these are accepted as Bedfordshire's best courses. There is a solid membership but you will usually find that you have plenty of time, mainly through the well-organised tee management system employed. It boasts one of the hardest par 4s in the country as well as excellent greens and being set in glorious Bedfordshire countryside. It's always an enjoyable round, a par 70, and it's well designed to be a tough test for players of all abilities.