Wavendon Golf Centre

Wavendon Golf Centre, Milton Keynes, South East, England, MK17 8DA

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17 reviews of Wavendon Golf Centre

First ever visit to the Wavendon golf centre and a little bit disappointing. We Arrived an hour before tee-off to warm up on the 36 bay driving range but they had run out of balls and rather than have the usual driven cart to collect the balls one poor old chap was pushing a ball collector around which naturally took for ever which left a lots of people not able to hit a ball which was a shame. Got to the first tee and there were lots of people waiting to play including a three ball with a 7 year old child who unsurprisingly took a long time on each hole. After playing nine holes in nearly three hours we called it a day and did not get a chance to play the back nine. The golf course seemed quite nice and the bar was good so perhaps we just caught them on a bad day.

Posted by Paul Bucklee on 19/01/2014
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Played here on 26/08/2009 in a local club match.Course was relatively short in yardage but as a senior golfer this was ideal. Very nice to have a friendly course ranger see us off the first tee and wish us all a good days golfing. Greens were in excellent condition, as was the whole course.Not a course to stand up and smash the ball, plenty of trees around and some water. All requiring a bit of thought before taking aim.
Club house facilities whilst not luxurious, where perfectly acceptable. The catering was excellent and appreciated by all the team.
Final summary would be, a very enjoyable day out, well worth a visit and with the very competative costs involved will be paying a return visit in the future.

Posted by Tony Brown on 28/08/2009
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I have played this course twice this year, alonside my fellow golfers. We are not handicapped so to speak, but all hit around the 90 mark.Where do i start? Price and value for money, that would be a big yes! Food and service again top notch. The course (main) no problem, has its moments but over all a pleasure.Personal note it was a plesent surprise to see a marshall on the first aswell as around the course making sure all was ok. We will be visiting alot more this year and hopefully next.
PS This may not be everyones dream course but it is woth the visit and I think you will not be disapointed!
K.Bower

Posted by Kevin Bower on 15/04/2008
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i played this course again about 3 weeks ago and was very dissapointed with its condition ,
there were still 7 temporary tees and for the start of may this shouldn't be happening
thay have raised there price to £21 for the weekend and to be honest there are much better courses in the area that you can play for less
overall i was dissapointed with the course and will not e visiting it again in the near future
shame really as it used to be enjoyable to play

Posted by mark taylor on 19/06/2006
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i played the course the other day for the first time since last summer and not much has changed, the course, club etc are all excellent and for the price it is well worth a visit,
so it does have lots in its favour but only for two shortfalls.
the course bar one or two holes is very easy and its normally flooded with players, which means you are surrounded by people on every hole..
my advice is to play (if you can) early morning in the week, if not leave an extra hour on the game because you will need it...

Posted by gareth evans on 14/04/2006
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This is one of the best courses in Milton Keynes , It is well looked after and the staff are friendly.
Its quite a short course with only 2 par 5's both on the front nine and 5 par 3's , so if your not a big hitter like me then you should be on or near most greens in two.
Only problem really is the duck muck around the 7th and 9th green.
Hardest hole for me seems to be the 11th , dont know why its only a 418 yard par 4 thats straight from tee to green going over a rise into a dip then up again.
No problems with winter leaves they seem to sweep them into a pile .

Posted by Lee Jeffrey on 01/11/2005
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Have played this course a bunch of times as it's the best muni in MK. There's a fair bit of thinking involved if you want to shoot low. Plenty of doglegs, plenty of water in the right (or wrong!) places and lots of big trees to negotiate.
Good points: As above. It can be challenging in all conditions. The best driving range in the area, plus a putting green, par 3 course and even a pitch 'n putt type track to hone the short game. Great teaching staff, decent bar (food is usually lovely). Great value for money even at weekends.
Bad points: Some of the tee boxes were very rough, not always the courses fault obviously, plenty of hackers doing their best to redesign them methinks. Fairways and greens can be rock hard in dry weather, and there's the geese... Usually they move out of the way on fairways and greens, but leave behind plenty of 'movable obstructions', especially on 7th green.
Overall it's well worth a visit.

Posted by Nigel Clingo on 13/09/2005
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Wavendon is an excellent course to learn to play golf on. With respect, for any players with 15 handicap or less, I dont think they would really enjoy it because of the comparitive lack of challenge.
But for beginners, or older players who struggle on the longer courses, this is excellent, you have to use every club in bag, and a mixture of doglegs left, right, and some nice risk and reward short holes. There is some nice use of water features too, the drive off the 7th tee has been much more challenging since they made the water larger, and to reach the green in two (for players who hit a draw like me), you have to cut a tight line over that. The greens are generally ok, dont forget they arent aiming at scratch golfers, and fairways are nice - beware in summer, it can get quite dry.
The main par 3 course is also a good good test - but at the tail of summer it can get extremly dry and hard to judge because of the lack of irrigation and - with respect - the sheer quantity of hackers!
Wavendon is what it is supposed to be, probably the best course to learn golf in the area - once you can notch under 110 round wav - try some more testing course like 3 Locks!

Posted by <A HREF="mailto:"> </A><BR>*SE* on 11/05/2005
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Played at Wavendon for the first time yesterday. Excellent value at £12.50 + £10 to hire a buggy. Found the course to be in very good condition. For the mid to high handicapper a relatively challenging course but with scope for a few wayward drives. Would recommend.

Posted by Stewart Lucas on 01/11/2003
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I played this course on a really hot day so the lack of undulations was a welcome relief. The hazards while not plentiful seem to be intelligently placed and I found the greens to be extremely well-kept; true and fast.
I would certainly recommend Wavendon to golfers of perhaps 15 hcp and upwards and found the clubhouse facilities to be first-class and the staff and members to be very friendly.

Posted by Steve Ford on 27/06/2003
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Played the front 9 and 17th and 18th yesterday. Fairways were in need of a mow but that made second shots all the more intersting especially if you didn't make the green on the Pars 3s. Only thing letting this otherwise enjoyable course down, was the geese. A few greens had evidence (large droppings!) of their presence. Luckly we never had any on our line but it is was luck!

Posted by Kevin Holley on 28/05/2003
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Played recently and found the course to be in good condition. Some challenging holes and great value for money
Give it a go

Posted by Christopher Dougan on 19/05/2003
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Wavendon is a great value for money course. The centre has a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. When it comes to the 18-hole course it doesn’t disappoint. Some par fours are reachable in two for mid to low handicappers, some are reachable off the tee and the higher handicappers such as myself shouldn’t struggle to reach the greens in three. A deadly accurate drive isn’t necessary at Wavendon as the fairways are large and forgiving. A selection of old and new trees line the fairway to helpfully guide misdirected shots toward the fairway, or at least stop them. The par threes although short, have greens well protected by more than the odd water feature and bunkers. There are a couple of par fives that don’t pose too much of a threat if you have a good drive that stays unobstructed on the fairway. Beware of you’re approach shot on the 8th. I am sure there is some kind of magnet that attracts golf balls towards the greenside water.
The biggest advantage at Wavendon is the ability to shape shots around trees. The ability to control shots so they slice or draw around the many dog legs on this course is a sure shot saver. Wavendon: perfect for the mid to high handicapper but low handicappers beware, you could be caught out.

Posted by high-handicapper on 23/04/2003
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Course was in excellent condition. Staff were exceptionally friendly. One of the best value for money courses I've played especially considering its so close to London. I shall be recomending Wavendon to my friends.

Posted by ryan on 14/06/2002
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THE COURSE OVERALL WAS QUITE A GOOD CHALLENGE UNTIL YOU REACHED THE GREENS, WHICH WERE ALL PITTED AND IMPOSSIBLE TO PUTT ON FROM FOUR FEET (AND MY GAME IS NOT THAT BAD I STILL HAD A 71)

Posted on 11/04/1999
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An excellent course for visitors. Very friendly service,we were made most welcome.\r\nTesting course with many water features.\r\nOur best society venue of the year. Well done!

Posted by Sam Relph on 24/03/1999
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A nice little course, which despite its (lack of) length, is capable of posing many problems. Hazards are numerous but small, and there is a sprinkling of mature trees interspersed with new plantations. Some bunkers lack sand, and some tees lack grass, and the pace of play at peak-times isn't always reasonable. However, if you're not a long hitter, or you like driving par fours, then this is your course. Both par fives are reachable in two, and the fourth, twelfth and fourteenth, all par fours, are reachable off the tee. The first, sixth and tenth have also been driven (surely not by me!), and therefore all of the above holes should be no more than a drive and a pitching wedge. A sterner challenge is presented by the eleventh (430 yds, par 4), with an undulating fairway and a well protected green, and it is often played into the wind. The par threes can be tricky, with water coming into play on all but one. The seventh is the pick of the bunch, a deceptive hole which seems to urge you towards the water. The par three eighteenth may seem a weak finish, but is a potential scorecard wrecker (just ask my Dad). Off the course, the staff are friendly and welcoming, and the clubhouse has a nice bar and carvery. The atmosphere is very informal, and overall, Wavendon is well worth the visit.

Posted by Richard Barton on 01/11/1997
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