21 reviews of Beadlow Manor Hotel
Beadlow Manor has two courses. We played the Baron. Enquiries were made with the Pro Shop and we were told that the course was in fine condition and that the greens were lush and running true. How disappointed we were to find that the fairways were unloved and shoddy but more so that the greens were so poor that the putting green at your local seaside is in better condition. You could excuse one or two green being in a poor condition but it was all 18 greens. The course has great potential as it has some interesting holes with fantastic views of Mid Bedfordshire.
The course needs some serious investment and it is clear to see that this has not been happening, which is such a shame.
All i would say is do not waste your money playing at Beadlow.
I played Friday evening on "The Baron" , considering the dry weather of late, fairways were excellent and only a couple of greens had been singed, but the greens were very true and smooth. It's a nice , undulating course, with some long holes and approach shots to many greens have sever punishments for the wayward shot, but good shots are rewarded. Fine views from the top of the course, well worth a round, particularly at the twilight rate.
Played on Saturday in all the hot weather - was a bit of a struggle, but the condition of the course made it all worth while - all new bunkers on both courses - greens are the best I've ever played on, thanks to all the great friendly staff that greeted us so warmly. Got to be tried, great course for all types of golfer.
These 2 courses The Baron and the Baroness, are greatly improved this year 2012, and a lot of money is/ has been spent on the club house, the changing rooms and the course, The bunkers have been refurbished on the Baron and are in play, The Baroness bunkers are undergoing refurbishment at the moment. Green fees have gone up this year but still represent very good value. Try both courses if you can, something for every golfing standard. Attracting a steady rate of new members also, this is a good indicator.
I am a member of Enderby Warren Golf Club. We played on both courses over four days and found both challenging.The staff were friendly and polite, and made our stay there feel like home from home. We are all going back on the 20th Oct to do it all again.
28 of us stayed at beadlow and all left with the intention of a return trip next year . the courses were better than we anticipated . the par 4 over the water is a real challenge only 2 people hit the green . the staff were very hospitable and freindly the hotel rooms were in need of works but u dont sit in the room with 2 fantastic courses begging you to play the food was very nice and the waitresses even nicer .lol. beer was good we should know we drunk quite a lot , lol , excellent golf,freindly patient staff,food,beer,and waitresses:) all in all spot on
Played the Baroness today and thought it was excellent. Well cut greens, good use of hazards and a good challenge for mid-high handicapper.
Fears about the tee boxes were forgotten, only a few need a bit of work, most were fine.
Had a great day, cant wait to go back - and all for £20!
Just spent 3 days 2 nights package at Beadlow. There is a rumour that the accomodation block is to be demolished if this is true it is not before time! The rooms are in need of a lot of TLC mine had a broken window and the WC needed a good clean. Stains around the bath and the ventilation fan did not work. It was also very noisy from a fire door every time a guest went through very annoying in the small hours.
The courses were very good as was the food but breakfast service was poor.
Together with three colleagues I have just spent a three night residential golf break at Beadlow Manor which we have all enjoyed. Our handicaps range from 9 to 23 and the courses gave a most enjoyable challenge to all. The courses were in very good condition and having read earlier reviews we were very pleased by what we found. We were fortunate to have good weather and I can understand that some area could be a problem if there was a lot of rain.The food and beer were very good and the staff friendly and helpful.The club house, restaurant and bar area were all comfortable. The hotel is in need of some refurbishment at it does seem rather foolish nt to have showers in the bathrooms.We did hear however that there are plans in progress to build a new hotel/leisure club attached to the club house and demolish the existing hotel. If this goes ahead then Beadlow Manor could become an excellent Golf venue. We'll be back!!
Both courses in generally poor condition, the tee boxes were awful. The greens were ok on the Baroness, but very poor on the Baron. Twelve of us had a five night stay and were very disappointed. I have played municipal courses in better condition. The hotel on site was also of a poor standard. Wallpaper was peeling off the walls and there was no shower on the room. On the plus side the staff were very friendly, the food was good and so was the beer! The courses have potential, they just require some TLC.
As General Manager of Beadlow Manor I would like to thank you all for your comments. They are most appreciated and useful. Your main concerns seem to be about the state of the tee boxes on the Baron Course. Please be assured this has been addressed and all tee boxes are now in tip-top condition as is the rest of the Course and ready for a great golfing season.
The Course generally was in great knick, we'd had some heavy rain the night before and fair play to the course, it took it well!
We played the Baron course and in places, it stood up to its nane with rubbish filled mounds to seperate holes and horrid tee boxes, which my playing partners informed me were the new parts of the course!, but charging £20 a round at the weekend with tee boxes like that was a bit of a rip off!
Even though the tee boxes in places are that bad, i really did enjoy the scenery as you get some carcking views of Beds from the higher tees and greens, give it a go!
Played Beadlow Manor's longer Baron course on a mid-July evening. As a bit of a rookie - playing off twenty-seven on courses quite a bit shorter than this one - I found the fairways and putting surfaces a fair challenge that was very enjoyable. This was reflected in my card at the end of the round which was good.
What did make me wonder why? however was the lack of maintenance of the tee boxes. Overgrown, divoted and a fair number of rabbit holes to boot meant that it was sometimes difficult to be totally comfortable on the tee.
If a dodgy tee box doesn't bother you then by all means play the Baron course - it's an enjoyable knock. If not then try the shorter Baroness which a member advised me was in better nick.
Just spent 3 days at the club playing both courses, a number of the greens on the baroness are very patchy or too long in places and need to be looked at,the Baron is much better but a few are still not up to scratch. Both courses though are enjoyable to play and provide a challenge to golfers of all standards even though i have to agree with a previous comment about the tee boxes as some of them are disgraceful. Overall the golf packages they offer are excellent value for money we went on the 2 night - 3 day package unlimited golf £99 which i think you will struggle to beat anywhere. I must though add the majority of other staff were very good and did their best to help whenever possible
My wife,myself and another couple had a two night break, inc. three rounds of golf. This was the weekend of the gale force winds on the Sunday! The Baron course was excellent as was the Baroness, with plenty of water to keep you on your toes! However, what impressed us so much was the attitude of the staff. There was no electricity for the most of Sunday due to the high winds but the staff could not do enough for us. They were very friendly and extremely accommodating. They made sure that we had a hot meal under very trying cicumstances and were always on hand to assist whenever required. A very big thank you to all concerned. Playing golf in 80mph blustery gales can be very amusing!!
Played the baron course sat 14th july 2002.6 of us played 36 holes.Breakfast and lunch included.Nice food,warm and friendly welcome.The course was in excellent condition.The fiarways were cut to the right length and the greens were in fine condition.Fair amount of water around and other traps to keep the game interesting.Hot day so the course was playing well.Only critisism is the bunkers were poor.No loose sand at all on top,just a clay feel to them.Very heavy under the club.£35 for the day .would definitly play there again.
Courses OK - baron more of a challenge than baroness. Greens a bit hard and some tee boxes still poor. Facilites NOT as stated and hotel accomodation should be improved. Management need to go to charm school - we, the customer, help pay their salary!!!
having played this course(baron)many times
i was disapointed to find that tempory greens were in use 21/8/01 now i understand the need to keep the greens in top condition but...
1.i was not informed when i booked
2. iwas not informed when i arrived and payed
3. i was not invited to play the baroness instead
in conclusion i asked and got a full refund .
would i play there again ? possibly not.
i dont like to complain but on this occasion i had taken a day off work with 3 friends who had traveled 50 miles to play and i felt aggrieved at the lack of infomation given
Played early December on Baron course was open but it was like walking through one big puddle even down the fairways and too many temporary greens.Good course when it dries out.
Very good value for money at £13 for the baroness. The fairways are wide and therefore very forgiving but this does ensure that little time is spent searching for balls should you stray! The greens are in very good condition although the course in general is very hard and it is difficult to stop the ball on the green. The tee boxes are a disgrace in contrast to the rest of the course - but if you can see past that - it's fine!
A good chance to play two courses in one day. The baroness is slightly easier than the baron with a few difficult holes , especially one over water in the front nine which is hard to drive over and hard to lay up. AS for the baron the 7-10 are great holes all based around water. all in all a good test of golf and well worth the money
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