Located between Bedford and Cambridge, John O’Gaunt Golf Club is named after the 1st Duke of Lancaster and fourth son of King Edward III, who held the manor of nearby Sutton during the 14th century.
The club was founded in 1948 with an 18-hole course designed by Fred Hawtree and he returned in the 1960s to add another nine holes. His son Martin then fashioned a further nine a decade later, forming the Carthagena course.
Today, the layout measures 5,833 yards from the back tees, with both par and the standard scratch score set at 69. The front nine, featuring three par threes and no par fives, plays almost 400 yards shorter than the inward half.
The back nine starts and finishes with a par five, and in between those two holes there’s a lovely mix of one-shot and two-shot holes, with the tight, left doglegged 16th the signature hole, playing down over a large, centrally-positioned tree to a two-tiered green..
A nice warm up course for its main course. Quite getable for longer hitters with some good looking holes in part. The greens were well kept but the fairways are looking patchy due to the hot weather I guess. Preferred lies were required on most fairways, still worth a day out, we played both courses in one day making it great value and a good day out.
The course is very short, but the other course here makes up for that.
Still some really great golf holes here and well worth playing.
If you are not a member here you can play here on a 36 hole - day pass, I would recommend that, Its good value for money and the courses are different to each other.
The main John O'Gaunt course is obviously better but the Carthagenais still well worth playing.