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Dunstable Downs Golf Club Official Brochure

Contents Preface......................................................................05 Introduction To Dunstable Downs Golf Club...............06 Course Guide............................................................08 The Clubhouse..........................................................13 Membership..............................................................15 Visitors......................................................................19 Societies....................................................................23 Functions..................................................................25 Weddings..................................................................29 Corporate Venue.......................................................33 The Club Professional................................................39 Competitions & Club Matches...................................43 Juniors......................................................................47 Contact Us................................................................49 How To Find Us.........................................................50 Tel: 08707 707 765 • Email: Dunstable Downs Golf Club and Pinnacle Publishing wish to thank the businesses who appear in this publication for their support and wish them every success in deriving business from its circulation. The contents of this book are believed to be correct at the time of printing, nevertheless, we cannot endorse and readers should not rely solely upon the accuracy of any statements or claims contained herein without prior consultation with the service provider.

Centenary Book Cover 2006

Preface How well I remember playing up the Downs with the wind blowing and an enthusiastic crowd urging us on.

My relationship with Dunstable Downs Golf Club goes back more than 50 years. The reason? It was my friendship with Bob and Doreen Durrant. Bob and his brother Sonny were master butchers who plied their trade in Luton. Both their wives and Doreen in particular, were very keen golfers and reached a very good standard. Bob became Captain of the Club and the idea of an exhibition match was mooted. I’m not sure how many times we played these matches but they were always full of fun and, although there were changes over the years, the contestants were normally Stewart Field, the longstanding golf professional, Dai Rees, Bernard Hunt, David Thomas and myself, (although I’m not sure how many

times David played). How well I remember playing up the Downs with the wind blowing and an enthusiastic crowd urging us on. We, in turn, trying to provide exciting golf and secure birdies which always resulted in a silver collection on the green!

Sheila Kempster, who won the Bedfordshire Ladies’ Championship on at least five occasions. Sadly, Pro-Ams took over from exhibition matches, the game of golf was growing at an alarming rate but I still remember those far off days with great affection.

They were happy, innocent days, and if the golf was a bit shaky you could always admire the gliders which flew silently and effortlessly above the course.

I send you my congratulations and best wishes for the future and thanks for being very much a part of my early days in professional golf. Moments spent in such company helped to mould my thinking towards not only the game of golf but being associated with a club and, indeed club life, for which Dunstable Downs has always been renowned.

The Club became bigger, membership grew and it began to produce some very good golfers. Bob Durrant became a very substantial player and what great deeds were performed by

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Introduction To Dunstable Downs Golf Club The course is a first class test of golf over its 6,322 yards and provides an interesting challenge for players of all abilities.

It was in the Council Chamber of Dunstable Town Hall on the evening of Friday November 2, 1906 that the idea of forming a local golf links was hatched. It was as much down to the driving support of 20 ‘gentlemen of the town and district’ as to the leadership of a Mr J. Healing who was appointed Honorary Secretary of the project, that the proposal was approved to great applause. And so golf in Dunstable was started.” High on the crest of the Chiltern Hills, nearly 800 feet above sea level, Dunstable Downs golf course is laid out on a rolling plateau with views over seven counties, from Surrey in the south to Northamptonshire in the north. The Downs is a famous beauty spot and viewpoint. The bracing air, the glorious downland turf and the richly 06

varied character of the terrain make it an ideal place for a golf course. The course is a first class test of golf over its 6,322 yards and provides an interesting challenge for players of all abilities. The chalky sub-soil makes for dry conditions all year round and the quality of the greens is a renowned feature. Dunstable Downs Golf Club dates officially from November 1906, but for eight years before that a few enthusiasts, most of whom were connected with Dunstable School, had played over a little nine-hole course in the park. The Club was originally nine holes

laid out on the Downs and soon afterwards expanded to 18 holes. Part of this course, however, was on the Common and one or two holes actually crossed the road. The growing popularity of the Downs as a leisure resort, the increased traffic due to the establishment of Whipsnade Zoo and the activities of the London Gliding Club made some revisions to the layout inevitable. In 1930 the Club seized the opportunity to purchase Downs Farm, give up part of the original course and create 10 new holes (today’s layout). This course layout was designed by a member of the

The original clubhouse was called The Bella Vue then the California Inn, prior to being the clubhouse. The building was occupied as the clubhouse in 1906-1935, picture taken 1912

‘Great Triumvirate’ and legendary golf course architect, James Braid, whose layout exhibits all the traditional trademarks of a Braid design. A new Clubhouse was built in 1936 and at this time was a delightful example of modern architecture. The subsequent success of the Clubhouse as a social centre has created a notable atmosphere within the Club that exists to this day. The Clubhouse stands on the very summit of the Downs, a couple of hundred yards from the entrance on the Whipsnade Road.


Course Guide For most golfers a second shot over the cross bunker into the middle of the valley will leave a pitch on.

If you have never played at Dunstable Downs Golf Club before you are in for a treat. Make the most of your trip by learning about some of the pitfalls that lie in wait and how to avoid them as you follow our hole-by-hole tour. Fossey’s Farm Hole 1, 506 yards, par 5

Relatively short downhill par 5 to open your round. A drive down the left-hand side of the fairway gives you a chance to go for the green in two or position yourself up the righthand side of the green for an easy chip on. Beware of going through the green.

Tom Moore Hole 2, 167 yards, par 3 Tight entrance in to one of the trickiest greens on the course. Leaving yourself an uphill putt is advisable. 08

Healing’s Drive Hole 3, 593 yards, par 5

Longest hole on the course. Two long accurate shots are required to give you a good view of the flag for your approach shot in. The ball will work its way from the left to right once it lands on the green.

Poplar Lane Hole 4, 343 yards, par 4

The longest of hitters will take on this short par 4 but great accuracy is demanded to reap the rewards of such bravery. The percentage play is a fairway wood/long iron off the tee up the right side of the fairway

giving you a good view of the green. This is a sloping green so again a putt uphill is essential.

Far Corner Hole 5, 157 yards, par 3

A wide but narrow-depth green guarded by bunkers requires perfect club selection. A difficult hole to judge the swirling wind in the far corner of the course, so beware – take your 3 and run!

British Road Hole 6, 374 yards, par 4

Dead straight par 4 hole requires a good tee shot through the avenue

of trees to a fairly generous fairway. Club selection is again vital to a small two-tiered green.

Herbie’s Home Hole 7, 376 yards, par 4

Elevated tee shot to a generous fairway. Avoid the bunkers with the tee shot to set yourself up for a good birdie chance.

Braid’s Best Hole 8, 448 yards, par 4

One of the toughest par 4s in the county if not the toughest, this is a long uphill hole to a small green in the valley. A drive down the left makes its way to the right due to the slope of the fairway. For most golfers a second shot over the cross bunker into the middle of the valley will leave a pitch on – a bogey 5 is not a bad score.

Ravine Hole 9, 123 yards, par 3

Five Counties Hole 12, 458 yards, par 4

Three Brothers Hole 10, 411 yards, par 4

Bennett’s Drive Hole 13, 328 yards, par 4

Our signature hole. Just 123 yards but miss the green at your peril. Small target, heavily bunkered. Don’t come up short!

The first of a tough stretch of three long par 4s. Slight dog leg right requiring a tee shot into the left half of the fairway to open up the best angle into a sloping green.

The Long Hole 11, 454 yards, par 4

Long straight uphill par 4 usually into the prevailing wind. The average hitter needs to avoid the cluster of cross bunkers on the second shot.

Avoid the cross bunkers off the tee and a 4 on your card is possible. Well protected green. Just a fantastic long par 4 challenge.

After three tough holes, a chance to catch your breath with a run of three short par 4 holes. The 13th is a relatively short hole with out of bounds all the way up the left side. Keep the tee shot slightly right off the tee to open up the second shot to the green.


California Hole 14, 308 yards, par 4

A short ‘risk and reward’ hole. Slight dog leg to the right where the longest hitters can be tempted to go for the green. The safer option from the tee is a long iron/fairway wood left of the fairway bunker. This will leave a short pitch to the green. Keep the approach shot well up to the right-hand side to use the contours.

Plateau Hole 15, 350 yards, par 4

A short ‘down and up’ par 4. Keep the tee shot up the right-hand side as the ground slopes all to the left. Also there is plenty of trouble all the way up the left. A blind approach

shot makes it tough to judge, so it is always worth bearing in mind the pin position. Avoid missing the green to the left.

Stewart’s View Hole 16, 440 yards, par 4

Long par 4. The key to this hole is to avoid the penal fairway bunkers. Favour the left side with the tee shot. When approaching the green remember to take plenty of club as there are many more bunkers awaiting just short of the green.

Tumulus Hole 17, 335 yards, par 4

A short par 4 that can be played in two ways. The longer hitters can be tempted to go for the green from the tee and therefore risk carrying

the two bunkers placed in the fairway. The safer option is to play a fairway wood/long iron from the tee and have a short pitch to the green. An accurate approach shot is required as this undulating green has plenty of surrounding bunkers to all sides.

Death or Glory Hole 18, 170 yards, par 3

A demanding par 3 to finish. This short heavily bunkered hole requires an accurate tee shot in order to find this very small green. It is important not to short-side yourself with the tee shot. The wind always swirls around this hole, check the flag on the nearby 12th hole to be sure of the wind direction. 11

The Clubhouse Why not take a seat on the patio overlooking the 17th green and enjoy a drink from our well-stocked bar.

Built in 1936, Dunstable Downs’ superbly appointed Clubhouse mirrors the quality of the course itself and creates the right atmosphere in which to sample the best in Bedfordshire hospitality. Our delightful Clubhouse has been extended and furnished to provide comfortable and smart surroundings and is a great place to meet after your round of golf. It is an ideal spot for casual dining with friends, family or colleagues. The elevated level of the Clubhouse consists of a large dining area, lounge as well as the main Club Bar with ample comfortable sitting to relax and enjoy the panoramic views. These areas come into their own when the Club holds its many social events, fine dining, party nights and dinner dances enjoy the flexibility

of the sectioned areas which also reveal a purpose built dance floor. Why not take a seat on the patio overlooking the 17th green and enjoy a drink from our well-stocked bar offering an extensive selection of beers, spirits, wines and soft drinks. Situated on the lower floor of the building are the changing rooms which are smartly appointed with individual club storage lockers as well as plentiful ‘day’ lockers where your personal effects can be stored whilst you are playing. With separate changing rooms for Men, Ladies and Visitors these facilities are the envy of

many other clubs in the area. Within the Ladies facilities there is also an extremely large lounge area displaying both the photos of past Ladies Captains and several of their honours boards with the names of some of the major trophy winners dating well back into the history of the Club. An excellent stop off point before heading towards the main club lounge to enjoy the continued company of your playing partners. If you wish to book our facilities or would like to talk to a member of staff then please contact our office on 01582 604472 (option 1). 13

Membership Our membership is incredibly broad in terms of age and golfing experience.

Dunstable Downs Golf Club represents fantastic value for money through a variety of membership categories that suit all age groups. The process of joining is simple and straightforward and your annual subscriptions can be settled either in full at the start of the year or by monthly direct debit payments. Our membership is incredibly broad in terms of age and golfing experience. Whether you are male, female, young or old, new to golf, or a scratch marker, everyone is welcome as a member. The many ‘roll up’ groups, that are available virtually every day of the week, allows any new member the opportunity to get a game and quickly integrate into the fabric of the club.

Our main membership is the full seven-day option that allows unlimited use of the course and our Clubhouse, the opportunity to enter Club competitions and the opportunity to maintain an official handicap. However, if the delights of golf have not hooked you then social membership is available for those non-golfers wishing to make use of our excellent Clubhouse facilities.

becoming due when reaching the age of 25. Beginner players will also find we represent an ideal choice, with excellent facilities and our talented PGA-qualified teaching team always on hand to offer instruction and support.

We recognise the future of our great game is in the hands of our junior golfers and we offer substantially reduced membership rates to younger players, with full fees only 15

Benefits of membership are extensive and include: • Enjoy golf competitions on a picturesque and challenging course layout • Practice facilities with a putting green, chipping, bunker and long-game area • Covered Driving Bays • PGA Professional offering expert tuition • Clubhouse facilities of the highest standard. • The chance to gain an official handicap.

• Opportunities to represent Dunstable Downs against other clubs • Social events throughout the year • Club card offering 10% off food purchases and 20% off drink purchases Dunstable Downs also has reciprocal arrangements with a number of clubs, in both Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire, while as a member of the 1906 Club, our members are allowed limited free golf at 45 other golf clubs in the UK.

Our association with James Braid has also led us to becoming members of the Association of James Braid Golf Courses, allowing access to over 27 courses across Great Britain and the U.S.A at vastly reduced green fee rates. The current annual fees can be viewed on our website, while you will also be assured a warm welcome so please don’t hesitate to contact us by calling: 01582 604472 or email:


Visitors You will find the course provides an interesting challenge for golfers of all abilities.

At Dunstable Downs Golf Club we extend a warm welcome to all our visitors. Our green fee and society packages represent fantastic value for money and twilight golf is always available with the longer evenings in the summer so why not relax and unwind after work in the most picturesque of settings. Visitors are welcome to play the course on Monday to Friday and are invited to use the Club’s other outstanding facilities during their visit. It is however advisable to telephone in advance to check availability and avoid disappointment. You will find the course provides an interesting challenge for golfers of all

9th ‘Signature’ Hole abilities, with stunning views across the countryside adding to the elegance of the course. All these factors should make Dunstable Downs Golf Club one for the top of your list of courses to play. Buggy and trolley hire can be arranged so there is no need to have to bring too much equipment with you.

able to enjoy their round and for them not to inconvenience other players when out on the course. Please take a moment to visit our website and read our rules on dress regulations to ensure your visit runs as smoothly as possible.

Although handicap certificates are not mandatory, we do prefer golfers to be of a sufficient standard for them to be 19

British Road 6th Hole 373 yards par 4

Societies We cater for groups from as few as 12 players and offer a wide range of golf packages for 18, 26, 28 or 36 holes of golf.

Societies can expect an enjoyable day out at Dunstable Downs Golf Club. We are a popular venue all year round, especially during the winter months when our well drained, chalk based course really comes into its own. Several Societies have been returning here for more than 20 years and celebrate their main days with us. We cater for groups from as few as 12 players and offer a wide range of golf packages for 18, 26, 28 or 36 holes of golf. We tailor make all golf packages with an extensive choice from an individually priced menu containing a number of food options depending on the time of day you wish to play. One of our popular half-day packages, provides you

with coffee and a bacon roll on arrival followed by 18 holes of golf before indulging into a light 2-course lunch. Longest drive and nearest the pin markers can be provided on request and your day will get off to a smooth start with the aid of our starter/course marshal who will be on hand to answer any last minute questions you may have. Our well-stocked Professional Shop also has everything you need in the way of prizes to make your society organisers task just that little bit easier.

expectations of visitors or guests. We often have ‘special’ deals available so it’s worth making an enquiry. Particularly during the months of November to February where with a guaranteed minimum number in your society we allow the Society Organiser to play free. For more information on booking a society day please contact us on: 01582 604472 or email:

We are meticulous over detail and deliver the complete package that consistently exceeds the 23

Functions With a wide range of menus and packages to suit all events and budgets.

Golf Clubs are now becoming very popular venues for hosting functions. Whether it be just a simple Christmas Party or a more memorable events such as a Christening, a notable Birthday or even a Wedding. If you are planning such a special occasion pay us a visit and see what Dunstable Downs Golf Club has to offer.

Great staff and great food from our catering team will ensure that your event will be a great success for you and your guests, with a wide range of menus and packages to suit all events and budgets, from a family Sunday Lunch celebration to an intimate a la carte meal.

The Clubhouse here has a choice of sizeable rooms available that will cater for most occasions. Our Dining Room seats over 70 people for a sit-down meal, however, we can extend this to a maximum of 120 for an evening function which can also incorporate a dance floor.

For more information on choosing Dunstable Downs to host your special day, call our office and speak to a member of our Management team on: 01582 604472 or email your enquiry to:


Weddings With a number of function suites to choose from, Dunstable Downs can cater for the small intimate wedding or large banquet.

A wedding day is one of those unforgettable events that it is worth celebrating in style. Why not share the occasion with family and friends in the beautiful surroundings of Dunstable Downs? The romantic setting, friendly professional staff and superb cuisine offer the perfect venue, turning dreams of your day into reality. From the initial enquiry right through to final goodbyes on the wedding day, the knowledgeable and professional team at Dunstable Downs are there to guide you through what sometimes seems like a maze of decisions, ensuring that the day is seamless perfection. Deciding to make a lifelong commitment is probably the biggest decision a couple could make –

choosing Dunstable Downs Golf Club could be one of the best. We will tailor every detail of your special day to suit your requirements. The venue really does provide the perfect setting for a truly memorable day. Situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty, with spectacular views over many counties, from Surrey to Northamptonshire, the wonderful scenery will help your photographer create a wedding album to be treasured. Another reason for choosing Dunstable Downs is the expertise of

our Caterers (Lisa Roberts Catering) who can prepare whatever you desire, from a sumptuous fork buffet to a three or four course a la carte-style meal. Dunstable Downs can cater for the small intimate wedding or large banquet. A dance floor is also available and we can make recommendations regarding entertainment to make sure you round off the day in style. Overnight accommodation is available at a number of local hotels, with our helpful management team always available to give you advice 29

on what best suits your special day. Aside from the picturesque surroundings, it is the attention to detail that sets Dunstable Downs Golf Club apart. We want you to relax and enjoy your ‘Special Day’ secure in the knowledge that our friendly and professional staff have

taken great care over even the smallest detail. However you wish to plan your special day, the same dedication is applied to ensure your wedding day is truly the best day of your life!

Wedding Reception at our beautiful venue then please call: 01582 604472 to speak to a member of our Management staff, who will be able to help you organise your big day.

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Corporate Venue Great staff and great food, from our in-house catering team, will ensure that your event will be a great success for you and your delegates.

Dunstable Downs is delighted to offer businesses the opportunity to make use of our Club for corporate golf days or as the memorable spot for a meeting. You will find us willing, welcoming and accommodating hosts. If you are looking for a change of pace for your staff and a different venue for your seminar or meeting, there is no better spot. The course and the Clubhouse are in a delightful setting, offer invigorating views which create the perfect environment away from the hustle and bustle of daily office life in which to conduct business.

Packages can be tailored to meet your individual needs, while our Events Manager is happy to take care of the organisation so you can concentrate on your guests.

need to make your event a success. Great staff and great food, from our in-house catering team, will ensure that your event will be a great success for you and your delegates.

We have a choice of rooms available for conferences, training and management meetings, all complete with the equipment you

If you really want to make the most of your time with us, why not get the day’s business taken care of in the morning and consider rewarding 33

your staff with a round of golf in the afternoon? Our 107-year-old 18-hole golf course is available for the more experienced player and why not organise a fun coaching session for ‘non golfers’ hosted by our Club Professional – Darren Charlton, to add some fun to the proceedings? Corporate golf is a great way of rewarding your employees and

clients, a way of saying thank you and an opportunity to spend productive time with them in a friendly and challenging environment. Dunstable Downs Golf Club is an ideal venue, located within easy reach of Luton, Dunstable, Milton Keynes and Leighton Buzzard, with excellent road links from the A5 & M1 and a large secure car park

ensuring problem free parking. For more details or to book a corporate day for your employees, please contact Trevor Collingwood on 01582 604472 or email:


The Club Professional If you are serious about improving your game, custom fitting your equipment is the best decision you can make.

We are proud to have Darren Charlton as our resident PGA Professional at Dunstable Downs Golf Club. Darren has been with us a number of years having been a member at DDGC before he turned professional in 1991. Darren has achieved a number of successes during his career as a professional, including the East Anglian Open Champion in 2006 and 2008, European Tour Qualifying School Stage 1 winner in 2003, East Region Order of Merit winner in 2005 and five time DDGC Club Champion from 1986-90. Whether it’s the golf basics, tweaking a swing, advice on equipment, custom-fitting a new driver, coaching juniors, beginners, improvers or professionals, helping with a ruling, or simply taking a green fee, PGA pros do pretty much anything and everything in golf.

Perhaps best of all they’re there to help you, the amateur golfer, squeeze the most out of this wonderful game that both tantalises and frustrates in equal measure. Darren is a focal point of the Club, a friendly face to visitors and source of advice and help to members. He maintains a well-stocked Pro Shop that features clubs from leading manufacturers such as Titleist, TaylorMade, Footjoy, Ping and many more. The price on equipment is always competitive and this is combined with the expert buying advice that

sets your local Professionals apart from the Internet. If you are serious about improving your game, custom fitting your equipment is the best decision you can make. Darren has been through a comprehensive, PGAcertified training program designed to instruct him to properly fit equipment to every golfer’s swing. Customising the clubs to put the golfer in the ideal position for their physical characteristics will train the individual to address the ball with the correct posture and swing along the ideal swing plane, which 39

all adds up to the correct impact position and better scores. For those not yet ready to part company with their current equipment, repairs such as regripping and re-shafting can be undertaken at reasonable prices to prolong the life of favourite clubs. With over 20 years’ experience teaching players of all levels from

beginners to fellow professionals, Darren has built up an excellent reputation as a golf coach. Darren is available seven days a week for individual or group lessons for all ages and abilities and offers simple, easy-to-understand instructions tailored to the individual player’s needs, delivering top advice on technique and course

management to players of all standards. To arrange a lesson, custom-fit session, or for any questions about your golf game or golf products, phone Darren on: 01582 662806 or email:


Competitions & Club Matches There are competitions throughout the year but our main internal season kicks off in May. Dunstable Downs is an historic golf Club with a rich heritage dating back to the founding of our Club in 1906. We know we have something special here and nothing gives us greater pleasure than to share the enjoyment of our magnificent course with people who may not have played here before. One of the ways in which we achieve this is by staging a number of Open competitions throughout the year for Ladies, Senior and junior golfers in all categories of handicap. Full details of which are available on our website. There are competitions throughout the year but our main internal season kicks off in May with the Mixed Invitation which has proved

to be extremely popular over recent years. During the month of July our Club also hosts a number of other events, including the Ladies Open, Men’s and Ladies Invitation days. At Dunstable Downs we have a very large category one section

therefore the Club Championship, played at the end of August, is always a day to remember. Part of that group include players who have the honour of forming our winning team of the 2013 County Team Championships which also includes 43

the individual County Champion for two consecutive years – Robert Sutton. One of the main highlights of the season comes in September when we host our ever-popular Pro-Am, an 18-hole medal competition with over 30 teams competing. This event attracts some of the very best PGA Professionals from the region and is a great spectator day as well. The last open competition of our season comes in September when we host the Senior Men’s Invitation, an 18-hole Greensomes Stableford open to anyone over the age of 55. You will find details of our upcoming events and Club conditions on our website: together with information about how you can enter.


Juniors Booking is essential for all junior lessons and activities due to high demand.

Dunstable Downs Golf Club affords the best introduction for juniors regardless of age. Whether male or female, golf gives a marvellous opportunity to discover a sporting passion that can last a lifetime. With expert professional support the juniors can improve their skills quickly and efficiently, enjoying the many activities that are open to them. Darren Charlton, our Club Professional, is highly experienced in coaching juniors, while Dunstable Downs is also a

accredited Club, meaning that we are committed to providing good junior coaching and playing opportunities as well as a welcoming and safe club environment.

Junior Members also enjoy the added benefit of competitive golf, with monthly Stablefords and Medal competitions organised by the Club as well as a number of regular matches against local clubs.

Under the expert guidance of our Darren, a former DDGC junior himself, there is the opportunity for either group or individual lessons. All Junior Members are entitled to one free individual lesson per year with Darren.

Booking is essential for all junior lessons and activities due to high demand. For any questions about your golf game or to book a lesson contact Darren in the Pro Shop on 01582 662806 or email: 47

Contact Us

Here at Dunstable Down it is always a pleasure to meet new members, visitors and guests. If we can assist you with any queries or questions that you may have then please do not hesitate to get in touch. Office

Pro Shop


General Manager: Trevor Collingwood Tel: 01582 604472 Email:

Professional: Darren Charlton Tel: 01582 662806 Email:

Address Dunstable Downs Golf Club Whipsnade Road Dunstable Bedfordshire LU6 2NB


How To Find Us

Dunstable Downs Golf Club is situated on Whipsnade Road, which can be approached from the M1 via either Junction 9 or 11. For Satellite navigation purposes our full postal address is: Dunstable Downs Golf Club, Whipsnade Road, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, LU6 2NB

From London

From the North

From Milton Keynes

Take M1 North to Junction 9 Dunstable. Take A5 towards Dunstable and turn left signposted Kensworth & Whipsnade Zoo. Through Kensworth, turn right at mini-roundabout signposted Dunstable Downs. The golf course is situated past the National Trust visitor’s centre on the right-hand side of Whipsnade Road.

M1 South to Junction 11, Dunstable. Take A505 towards Dunstable and Tring and after passing through Dunstable town centre turn left at mini-roundabout signposted Dunstable Downs. The golf course is situated on the left-hand side of Whipsnade Road before the National Trust visitor’s centre.

Take A5 South past the ‘chalk cutting’ into Dunstable. Follow the road and at the traffic lights in the centre of Dunstable turn right. Take A505 towards Tring and turn left at mini-roundabout signposted Dunstable Downs. The golf course is situated on the left-hand side of Whipsnade Road before the National Trust visitor’s centre.


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