9 reviews of Colmworth and North Bedfordshire Golf Club
I played the course at the week-end and I can't believe what Mr Pridmore has done to it. I was amember here 20 years ago and he just keeps piling on the landfill! Staff were pleasant he hasn't spent any money on the clubhouse or the entrance and has managed to turn a pleasant family run golf course into a bit of a joke.Actually the greens were ok but the ridiculous raised tees and the extremely poor clubhouse facilities, dodgy par 3 and overall look aof a junk yard means that I doubt that I will return. Play Pavenham just up the road much better facilities for the same price.
I was invited to play this course with some friends who booked via 'group on'. We played two rounds at the beginning of October 2011, during the long dry and warm autumn. I found that course had improved drastically since I first played it in 1996. However, the driveway leading to the clubhouse does appear to have been cluster bombed by a disgruntled RAF pilot. I found the staff extremely polite and welcoming even after they found out we were playing through 'group on'.
The course does have some easy, possibly bland holes although it does have some crackers. I made 8 on the 12th during the first round and then 3 on the second round. The elevated tees make it possible on a calm day for long hitters to test themselves and attack the greens. The fairways were in much better condition than some of the more illustrious courses in region at the time of year. The greens were a tad slow and wooly but once you have to adapt for all courses. In my opinion that what makes playing a variety of courses so challenging.
In the club house were some fantastic home made or at worst locally produced filled rolls that were really good, the pinnacle was the scotch egg. AMAZING.
Obviously, through group on the deal was really good but I will return and play again.
I really dont know where to start. As you drive in the course lacks any presentation and the road has more holes in it than a net. The staff are friendly with a nice relaxed clubhouse. The course is by know needs 'snobby'. However a poor booking system can leave yyou stranded behind ignorant 4 balls and leave you playing a 5 hour round. Again walking onto the first tee is not the most beautifulist of sights. The course is generally ok for the beginner, encouraging you to hit it straight. However the mounds on either side of nearly every hole are built from rubble and a constant sighting of a JCB isnt one of the nicer things on the course. The greens play in pretty good condition throughout the year accept in the summer when they get no water at all. Bunkers arent raked, fluffed and a lack of sand as you can come across the bottom of the bunker with liner or hard clay. Fairways obviously arent watered. Most holes have the same layout:Long and straight with hardly any fairway bunkers. The 12th is a good hole. A long double dog-legged par 5 with an island green with only a dream of keeping the ball on there in the summer. Overall the course is perfect for beginners or high handi-cappers but those who have high standards on the course and facilites should look elsewhere.
Main Problem: Lack of Ground staff, continuation of dumping rubble resulting in the course never being finished!
The challenge of the course is battling the problems!
This course is improving. The greens are much better now than when I played last year. New tees have been put in place which helps the experience. Overall I find the course is very playable. Assuming you don't hit the ball a mile, there are no blind shots nor any "mickey mouse" holes. Whilst I can understand that low handicap golfers would look for greater challenges elsewhere, for mere mortals, I find this ticks most of my boxes being easy to walk, with pleasant countryside and a good mixture of forgiving and challenging with a mixture of tight and wide fairways and enough out of bounds and water to keep you on your toes. I think the pricing is fairly reasonable and each of the afternoons I have played I have found no issues on speed of play or any congestion. Overall I think it is good albeit nothing fancy.
well what can i say the staff was rude there was 2 holes played of mats in july and for £28 pounds thought it was a waste of money much better places to go and as for the bacon rolls one slice of bacon cooked the nute b4
The management make no effort to marshall this course or to consider the correct tee times for 4 balls. I played last weekend as part of a 2 ball and got stuck behind 3 groups of 4 ball players. Be prepared for a slow round. For £25 value for money is poor and I won't be returning.
Played mid May. Still maturing, so many trees are still saplings and the wind blows on the hill top location. A good day out with range, par 3 pitch and put and 18 holes. Played the main course which is ok, but a bit flat and the greens were in a terrible condition - very bumpy, with the exception of the 9th which is the one in front of the car park. The lack of any information on the layout made some of the shots hit and miss and the course breaks strangely after the 12th when you have to walk around the range and over the road to the 13th.
All in an enjoyable experience and for £14 good value.
Washington DC visitor to Colmworth:
Great course for a new golfer. You are not overwhelmed but at the same time, it is a challenging course for the beginner and the intermediate golfer. What I liked best was the friendlness of the locals and I never felt rushed.
Weekdays are best, but weekends aren't crowded.
GOOD YOUNG COURSE, PLAY DURING WEEKDAYS AS THE GREEN FEES ARE ONLY £10. WEEKENDS £17 NEVER CLOSED EVEN IN MID WINTER. BEST HOLE THE 12TH ALL WATER, ESP THE GREEN. GO FOR THE DAY, PLAY IN THE MORNING, THEN SNOOKER ALL AFTERNOON, WITH NO DISTURBANCE.
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