Bowden Golf Course

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4.5
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4.0
Friendliness
3.7
Pace
4.7
Amenities
3.0
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6493 yards
Slope 120
Rating 70.7
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6493 yards 70.7 120
White 72 6227 yards 69.7 118
Black 72 5020 yards 63.8 103
Red (W) 72 4786 yards 67.3 113
Scorecard for Bowden Golf Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 70.7/119 424 418 322 165 571 401 504 212 398 3415 506 595 206 352 295 300 139 363 399 3155 6570
White M: 68.8/117 W: 70.2/120 401 367 316 158 497 356 497 197 391 3180 492 602 195 346 250 271 133 359 399 3047 6227
Black M: 63.7/106 355 271 305 150 403 267 397 156 288 2592 415 473 173 249 197 225 118 257 292 2399 4991
Red/Black M: 66.4/113 W: 68.6/115 400 272 204 142 400 266 400 165 288 2537 415 471 106 249 275 221 116 265 300 2418 4955
Red W: 67.4/114 355 271 200 150 403 267 397 156 288 2487 415 473 99 249 197 225 118 257 292 2325 4812
Handicap 7 9 13 17 1 15 3 11 5 4 2 12 8 18 10 16 14 6
Par 4 4 4 3 5 4 5 3 4 36 5 5 3 4 4 4 3 4 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 5 7 15 17 1 13 3 9 11 2 4 18 14 16 8 10 12 6

Course Details

Year Built 1940
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect W.P.A.

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No. Only with permission.
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

4.3
6
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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Good Value

This course is in good condition especially for the rates. It costs around $24.00 (under 16 plays free on the weekends). Greens are in good condition, and the carts are nice. The range, chipping and putting greens are very good. It is a more open-style course, so you're not in trouble if you hit it far left or right. Overall a great course especially for the price.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great course with a great staff

This is a great course with a great history. Was a little in the ruff side awhile back but they have a new Super Indendant and the the course already has made a 360 degree turnaround and only getting better! Fairways and greens are 100% improved. Greens have a great roll. Has a resturaunt attached that is in the process of remodeling and waiting for the opening to come. I would higy recommend it!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course in good condition. Green are rolling true.

Nice to have a city course that is this great shape this time of the year. Kodo's to the staff at Bowden and the City of Macon, Ga. Keep up the good work.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

the water spot was nice and cold. i would play here every chance i get.

This coarse is a good one for novice players.. the course has great features.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Bang for you Buck!

This is a great course for beginning golfers, as it provides straight, wide fairways.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice layout.

A good course for being city-operated. The layout is straight-forward without any "tricked up" holes. Greens are somewhat fast but not ridiculously fast. The greens do not bite and do not hold so you have to bounce your approach onto the green, but you don't have to worry about divots all over the greens. Putts roll true. There are some bare spots in some of the fairways, but it looks like they are trying to fix the problem.
I'm looking forward to playing this course again once I get my swing issues straightened out.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
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