Buckinghamshire

The county of Buckinghamshire in south east England is one of the more affluent counties in England and its proximity to the capital is such that Eton College’s Dorney Lake, in the South Bucks district, was used as the rowing venue for London’s 2012 Summer Olympics.

The forty golf clubs in Buckinghamshire are affiliated to the Berks Bucks & Oxon Union of Golf Clubs and this body was founded in 1924, comprising 11 clubs from Berkshire, 12 from Buckinghamshire and 7 from Oxfordshire. Today, the total number of clubs in membership of the Union has more than quadrupled from the original 30 to 122.

The Bucks County Ladies’ Golf Association was founded in 1923, with Lady Astor becoming its first President. As was the case with many associations back then, the Presidential position was automatically renewed on an annual basis and so Lady Astor remained in post until handing over the reins to her successor in 1965. Today, the association looks after the interests of female golfers in 42 member clubs, organising a number of annual competitions throughout the county.

The three championship courses at Woburn are far and away the best in the county. The Marquess was the newest layout to open at this wonderful golf facility in 1999 and it’s also the highest rated, featuring regularly in our rankings of the Top 100 Golf Courses in Britain & Ireland. The Duke’s course debuted in 1974, five years before the Duchess appeared, and both courses complement the Marquess at Woburn’s very classy 54-hole complex.

Our Buckinghamshire Best in County golf course rankings were updated in 2015. Click here to read the story.

Top 100 Golf Courses - Buckinghamshire

Woburn (Marquess)

1st Buckinghamshire - Best in Area

Woburn Golf Club is in an enviable position. It's the only club in England that can claim to have had all three courses continually placed in the Top 100 since we became the first publication to rank England’s Top 100 Golf Courses back in 2006.

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Woburn (Duke's)

2nd Buckinghamshire - Best in Area

With fairways flanked by stately pine, birch and chestnut trees, the Duke’s at Woburn Golf Club is an intimate golf course. Each hole is played in splendid isolation.

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Woburn (Duchess)

3rd Buckinghamshire - Best in Area

The Duchess course fits into the Woburn Golf Club family exceptionally well – it’s a real gem... as good, if not better, than the Duke’s and the Marquess.

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Stoke Park (Colt & Alison)

4th Buckinghamshire - Best in Area

Stoke Park is surely one of the finest parkland golf courses in the South of England. With no heather here, the main line of defence is the abundance of huge stately trees and Colt’s clever design.

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Buckinghamshire

5th Buckinghamshire - Best in Area

The elegant Buckinghamshire Golf Club opened for play in 1992 and it’s set in more than 200 acres of mature parkland.

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Beaconsfield

6th Buckinghamshire - Best in Area

Harry Colt, perhaps the best golf architect of all time, designed the course at Beaconsfield Golf Club and the clubhouse is architecturally special too.

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Burnham Beeches

7th Buckinghamshire - Best in Area

Located on the south west edge of the ancient woodland site at Burnham Beeches, this golf club epitomises parkland golf at its best with tree-lined rolling fairways offering a challenging test over 18 holes.

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Lambourne

8th Buckinghamshire - Best in Area

Designed by Donald Steel and opened in 1992, the course at Lambourne Golf Club lies within a wonderful 180-acre estate with tree-lined fairways routed around half a dozen lakes.

Gerrards Cross

9th Buckinghamshire - Best in Area

The woodland course at Gerrards Cross Golf Club opened in 1922 with an exhibition match between two famous Open Champions, George Duncan and Harry Vardon. Today’s layout plays to a par of 69 from the 6,243-yard back tees.

Denham

10th Buckinghamshire - Best in Area

Donald Steel is a long-standing member at the Harry Colt-designed Denham Golf Club and he reckons it is the perfect model for any club...

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