17 reviews of Stockwood Park Golf Club
Recently played at Stockwood Park after a gap of some 5 years or so. The course was in great condition given the rain in the previous 24 hours. The greens were true and reasonably quick for the time of year. Off the course money has been spent on a new bar and restuarant area which were excellent. Great food and service. The Pro-shop was well stocked and very welcoming. For a muni, this really is an excellent all round course.
Played the course last Monday. Having been a member of a private club for 11 years here in the Midlands I was supprised at the quality of the greens, I wish our greens were as good. Congratulations to the green staff. Hope to play again later.
Played here on Sunday 18 July for £20. Pretty good value for a peak weekend tee time, and the course didn't disappoint. The greens played pretty well and were quicker than they looked and the course was generally in good condition for a pay and play. For those that haven't played Stockwood before it's not the most challenging of courses, particularly on the back 9, but it does have some decent holes. A couple of the par 3's are especially good, with holes 10 (a really tight, tree lined 200 yarder) and 14 being the pick of the bunch. 18 is a funny hole and doglegs virtually at a right angle, so your tee shot needs to be spot on to have a view of the green. Overall a pretty good course considering the green fee, but perhaps not the toughest of challenges.
I can't think of another public course in the county (that I've played) that is as consistently well-kept, interesting to play, and such great value-for-money. If another exists please let me know! The prices in the pro shop are, in my experience, lower than most specialised golf retail outlets, and you get some great bargains when the sales are on. Agreeing with another commentator on this website, the clubhouse could do with a refurb.
This has been my "local" course for the better part of 5 years and I never get tired of playing it. It is always in good condition and is incredible value for money. The practice facilities are fantastic for a municipal and are the best value anywhere. (A token card for 6 FULL buckets of balls is only a shade over £8!) The council have allowed the club to spend some money this year and the addition of the Par-3 course is great news. It is an excellent test of short game skills and is equally good value for money at £4-5 a go. And is a great alternative when you don't have 4-5 hours to give to a game. The pro shop has recently added some "big" industry names to its range of produce and make it an attractive store to shop at. The club house is aging a little badly but the staff and hospitality is perfectly good and inexpensive and the balcony over the 18th green makes relaxing at the end of a round a pleasure. Weekends are predictably busy but rounds can be booked well in advance. Over all it has everything that a golfer should want and quite a few holes ask players to shape shots for optimum position, so it isn't a walkover.
Further to my previous posting a brief update. The 9 hole "development course" is now open. Whilst aimed at 6-18 years can be used by all. Holes range from 40-100 yds. Superb strating point for kids and a great short game practice facility for adults
I have played Stockwood Park on and off for a good 20 years or so. Situated 2 minutes from the M1 Jct 10, it is easily accessible. For a municipal, the course is usually in very good condition, and the green staff appear to make every effort to keep you on the regular greens as often as possible, even in the really poor weather. Given the amount of users this course gets, they should be highly commended for this. For the medium to high handicapper, it is a reasonable challenge, although I would imagine anybody in single figures would not be to hard pressed. If you live in Luton, it is worth purchasing a "Green Card" in advance which gives you discounts on the course and range. The card only cost a couple of pounds and you save that on the first round you play. There is a new 9 hole "pitch and putt" course due to open next Spring 2005. It looks excellent, and will provide an excellent starting point for youngsters. Overall the course represents excellent value for money - worth a try, if you are in the local area.
I found the welcome from members to be very warm. The fairways and greens are of a very high standard. A very good course for a mid-handicap player like myself
A good, well kept and cheap course. A lot of people playing from the wrong fairways, but with a bit of patience and manners this isn't a problem. My main gripe when I play here is that at least once in my round I come across a tractor maintaining the greens or fairways. A little better management of the green keepers might erode this most annoying of traits. The bunkers need to be refilled with sand as shallow stoney gravel is what fills almost all of them, but we shouldn't be going in the bunkers anyway I suppose. So in summing up, a good course with a few minor problems but nothing that will stop me revisiting this course again and again.
Advantages: good value; easy to find; 18th hole is bonkers but fun (vicious dog-leg around a driving range) Disadvantages: poor condition of the light rough means that well-struck shots that run just off the fairway can be in all sorts of trouble; 2nd and 11th holes are basically identical (no attempts by course designers to make them look or feel different); the rel. high number of parallel holes combined with the rel. high volume of high-handicap players mean quite a lot of golfers hitting from the 'wrong fairway'
As a member at the club, i believe it to be a challanging course with immaculate fairways and greens. The green fees are also cheap as well as a well-maintained driving range, chipping and putting greens along with a miniture golf.
what can i say !!! A fine course which seems to put up with very high traffic but always seems in very good condition!! Have played on many courses in the local area and have to say Stockwood parks high standard of turf maintenace puts a number of local Private clubs to shame (You know who you are!!) Check out stockwood park for the price you cant go wrong and all i can say is you'll be back for more !!
24/09/01 I have just played this course for the first time. For a municipal course, it is in fine condition. Greens good although some had recently been spiked. There are a number of holes with markers which lead the way. However biggest drawback is low flying planes (approx every 10 minutes) getting ready to land at Luton airport. If you have not played this course before you need to be aware of this as the noise is quite unnerving. The pro shop has friendly and helpful staff and the clubhouse offers generous helpings of food at a reasonable price. If you can put up with the noise, it is worth a visit.
An excellent course which offers value for money. For a council run establishment, the high standard maintenance makes a round even more enjoyable.
I have played this course on and off over the past 27 years and believe it to be one of the finest municipal courses in the UK. The greenkeeping staff are to be congratulated on maintaining it to a very high standard. The greens are excellent.
This course is one of the best municipal courses in the country. It couldn't be easier to find as its right on the exit of M1 Junction 10. The course itself is in superb condition considering the amount of traffic it gets. Buggys only cost a Tenner which is a bonus for handicapped golfers and senior citizens. It's a mature course so the views are as good as the golf. If you're looking for a relaxing round with a few challenges then this is a must play.
For value for money this course cannot be beaten. Probably the best greens that I have encountered on a municipal course. Only complaint is that it is a bit open and accuracy off the tee is often not a priority. Club house and pro shop are O.K. A good and cheap round of golf
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