When it comes to golf courses in Milton Keynes, you’ve got plenty of choice!
Whilst Milton Keynes is the largest settlement in Buckinghamshire (about 50 miles north-west of London), the city borders Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire. So, you have the best golf courses from all three counties to choose from, right on your doorstep.
And in and amongst that are some courses which rank in the UK & Ireland Top 100 amongst some hidden gems!
With green fees a little cheaper than some of the golf courses nearer to the capital, it makes a great place to tee it up!
In this article, we’ll be covering some of our favourite courses in the area.
Best Golf Courses Near Milton Keynes
If you want to stick close by for your game of golf, check out some of these great courses near Milton Keynes. They are all easily reachable within half an hour from Milton Keynes centre.
1. Woburn Golf Club – Marquess Course
💷 Green Fees from £145
We’ll start with a set of 3 courses at the famous Woburn Golf Club. The first of which is the Marquess Course.
Located about 15 minutes from central Milton Keynes, the Woburn Abbey Estate makes for a quiet but stunning setting for golfers.
The Marquess Course was opened in 2000 and soon became the “Jewel in the Crown” for the Woburn Golf Club ranking the the UK & Ireland Top 100 (albeit all 3 of the golf courses at Woburn rank in England’s Top 100). This woodland course contains rolling greens and plenty of trees to work around.
This course has played host to several championships, including the British Masters, so you can walk in the footsteps of some of the game’s best when you play this course.
2. Woburn Golf Club – Dukes Course
💷 Green Fees from £145
The second best course at Woburn Golf Club (very closely behind the Marquess Course) is known as the Dukes Course. It was actually the first of the courses to be built at the Woburn Golf Club in 1976.
With plenty of natural beauty lining the fairways, such as birch and pine trees, heather, bracken, etc. it makes for a scenic and intimate round of golf. But don’t get too hung up on the natural beauty as it measures in at nearly 7,000 yards so presents a challenging test of 18-holes for golfers of any level.
The course has also played host to the British Masters and the Women’s British Open.
3. Woburn Golf Club – Duchess Course
💷 Green Fees from £145
The last, but not least, of the courses at Woburn Golf Club is called the Duchess Course. Created in 1978, this hidden gem of a course is designed as a mental test for players.
While being slightly shorter in length than the other two courses, the Duchess requires a good amount of skill to make some of the shots. This makes for a great test for players.
This course also has a championship past. It used to stage the Ford Ladies Classic from 1985-1994, as well as a few other championships.
Ranking in England’s Top 100 courses too, it’s a course that more than holds its own despite its more famous sister courses.
4. Abbey Hill Golf Club
💷 Green Fees from £25
If you want to find a club that offers top-class facilities, then pay a visit to Abbey Hill Golf Club.
The club offers two different courses, a floodlit driving range for practice, plus an “adventure golf” course for extra fun!
The main course is a classic 18-hole parkland course, guarded by trees and water features (especially on the 17th). With well-maintained fairways, this course is a beauty to play on. It’s also very reasonably priced, with excellent twilight offers after 15:30pm and 16:30pm.
The second course is a shorter game of 9 holes, perfect for families and beginners, or even just a practice round before tackling the main course.
As far as the adventure course, Mr. Mulligan’s Pirate Golf will provide fun for all ages with lots of mini challenges! It makes Abbey Hill Golf Club a great place for the whole family!
5. Millbrook Golf Club
💷 Green Fees from £35
For a warm and welcoming environment, look no further than Millbrook Golf Club.
Located just 10 minutes from central Milton Keynes, this year-round playable course is filled with natural beauty that golfers can enjoy as they go.
The 18-hole course is lined by various types of trees and gorse, providing a beautiful backdrop against the fairways. The course is a combination of heathland and parkland with some links style bunkers thrown in, so you’ll get a unique blend of different types of golf courses as you play.
Since 1977, this course has been recognised as one of the best in the area.
6. Aspley Guise & Woburn Sands Golf Club
💷 Green Fees from £53
For a relaxing game of golf on the border of Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire, visit the Aspley Guise & Woburn Sands Golf Club!
This club was established in 1914 and is a beautifully laid mature parkland/heathland combo.
The course has natural undulating terrain and the excellent natural drainage means that the course is open all year round. With the style of course, golfers of all ability levels will find it a suitable challenge for their game.
If golf with a view is your thing, then the Aspley Guise & Woburn Sands Golf Club is meant for you.
Best Golf Courses A Little Further Out Of Milton Keynes
If you are willing to wander a bit further out from Milton Keynes, you can try out one of these golf courses that are worth the extra journey.
7. Dunstable Downs Golf Club
💷 Green Fees from £40
About 40 minutes from Milton Keynes is Dunstable Downs Golf Club.
Designed by famous golf architect James Braid, this course features downland turf and striking views, making it a must visit whilst in the area.
The course is set 800ft above sea level, which means that golfers will get to take in the panoramic views of the surrounding seven counties as they play!
And it’s not just the views that are nice to look at. The course is set in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and features beautifully contoured greens, making it an ideal spot for golf.
Thanks to the download turf, it’s playable most of the year.
8. Collingtree Park Golf Club
💷 Green Fees from £25
The last on our list is Collingtree Park Golf Club, located 40 minutes or so outside of Milton Keynes, in Northampton.
Opened in 1990, the course has a short but rich history. It’s been well-loved by professionals and amateurs alike, with European Tour events having been hosted here in the past!
The course features plenty of water hazards (water comes into play on 10 holes), rolling greens, and beautiful views.
It’ll provide a good game for players of all abilities, and the final hole will give you a nice challenge!
With so many great courses to choose from, you may want to try out a few during your visit!
If you’re wanting a more wide-ranging list of all the golf courses around Milton Keynes, you can check out all the golf courses in Buckinghamshire.
Alternatively, you can search by postcode or town on our full UK golf course database and decide for yourself which would be the best golf course for you!
Otherwise, we’ll leave you with our top 8 favourite courses near Milton Keynes:
- Woburn Golf Club – Marquees Course
- Woburn Golf Club – Dukes
- Woburn Golf Club – Duchess
- Abbey Hill Golf Club
- Millbrook Golf Club
- Aspley Guise & Woburn Sands Golf Club
- Dunstable Downs Golf Club
- Collingtree Park Golf Club