I’ve played the Marquess a few times now and is, in my opinion, the best of the three Woburn courses. It is more open and thus visually appealing than the Duke's or Duchess and the land more undulating. The mark of a great course is there being at least six memorable holes – and there are on this. The third is a tremendous dog-leg with a very inviting approach over a valley to a green perched up a hill. The 7th is the signature hole and as other reviewers have said is stunning. The 9th is another great hole – the approach to a very inviting green is one of the best on the course. The stand-out ones on the back are 12, 13 & 14. All have great character. The other remaining holes represent a good all-round test of golf. I agree with another reviewer that the 1st and 18th are not great but there is plenty here to keep you entertained – I can’t believe it’s not higher up the rankings – maybe the slickness and corporate feel of the place puts a few people off.
Date: July 22, 2011