The Ogbourne Downs Course Planner will help you saves shots on your round and help you know when to be more conservative and when to attack.
Always Open And No Temporary Tees Or Greens
Ogbourne Downs Golf Club, located between Swindon and Marlborough, is one of the finest Downland Golf Courses in Wiltshire.
Designed by five time Open Championship winner J.H. Taylor, the holes are set amidst 200 acres of glorious Downland terrain which make for a fantastic game of golf.
Ogbourne Downs Course Overview
The championship course at Ogbourne Downs Golf Club, which is over 100 years old, has garnered endless praise for its superlative location and views, open 365 days a year and never a temporary tee or temporary green to be found.
Ogbourne Downs Course Scorecard
Ogbourne Downs Course Rating and Slope Rating
Ogbourne Downs Course Planner: Individual Hole Analysis
Hole 1 Par 4
WHITE 329 YARDS | YELLOW 324 YARDS | RED 309 YARDS
Aim up the left hand side of the fairway to allow the gentle slope of the fairway bring the ball back into the centre.
Avoid missing this green on the right or you face having a tricky up and down for a par. Better to favour the left side of the green and use the slope of the bank to push the ball back toward to green
The green slopes from right to left allowing for a challenging two-putt.
Hole 2 Par 4
WHITE 404 YARDS | YELLOW 394 YARDS | RED 346 YARDS
Aim up the left side of the fairway to avoid the trees and bunkers which guard this fairway on the right.
Take plenty of club for the approach into the green allowing for the steep apron on this hole.
Bunkers guard the green both left and right to catch any wayward shots.
Hole 3 Par 4
WHITE 311 YARDS | YELLOW 296 YARDS | RED 289 YARDS
Drivable hole for the long hitters but beware of the steep bank on the left.
The right hand side of this fairway is preferable, allowing for the steep slope to bring the ball back to the centre of the fairway.
But when the fairway is firm get used to missing the fairway left even if the balls lands on the far right of the fairway…nothing to do but watch gravity do its thing
Bunkers guard this green which are set into the steep bank on the right.
Good birdie opportunity if your approach is accurate
Hole 4 Par 3
WHITE 176 YARDS | YELLOW 156 YARDS | RED 141 YARDS
A Par 3 which is tough when the wind is blowing.
Bunkers protect this hole both left and right with a steep bank on the left.
The best bail out area is to the right hand side
Hole 5 Par 4
WHITE 435 YARDS | YELLOW 429 YARDS | RED 428 YARDS PAR 5
Aim up the left side of this fairway to allow the best approach into this long Par 4.
Club selection for the second shot needs careful consideration as you do not want to be long on this hole.
Short shots will have the tendency to bounce on.
The green is raised to make any shots that miss the green tough to get up and down.
Hole 6 Par 4
WHITE 288 YARDS | YELLOW 283 YARDS | RED 276 YARDS
Another hole for the long hitters but watch out for the fairway bunker in the middle.
Perhaps better to lay up short of the bunker which will allow for a short iron approach shot.
The green is raised and is protected by bunkers front right and left.
Hole 7 Par 4
WHITE 326 YARDS | YELLOW 318 YARDS | RED 309 YARDS
Aim straight at the marker post and you will have a relatively easy approach shot.
Avoid the plantation on the right and the fairway bunker on the left.
The green is raised at the back so avoid being long on this hole.
Hole 8 Par 3
WHITE 206 YARDS | YELLOW 180 YARDS | RED 148 YARDS
This Par 3 is long and full of hazards.
Don’t go right on this hole as the contours will mean a difficult chip back to the green.
Bunkers are numerous on the left bank of the green so try to play straight.
Hole 9 Par 5
WHITE 570 YARDS | YELLOW 558 YARDS | RED 542 YARDS
A nice Par 5. Get your drive to the ridge and the steep slope down towards the hole could leave you with a medium to short iron into the green.
Trees and fairway bunkers both left and right of this fairway will collect any stray second shots.
The green is guarded by two bunkers and is relatively flat.
Hole 10 Par 5
WHITE 537 YARDS | YELLOW 494 YARDS | RED 414 YARDS
Aim up the left side of this gently sloping fairway to avoid the bunker on the right.
The second shot will need considerable course management if you are to avoid the numerous fairway bunkers that await any stray shots.
Avoid missing the green right or you will face a tricky up and down to save par.
Hole 11 Par 4
WHITE 346 YARDS | YELLOW 336 YARDS | RED 316 YARDS
Hitting the fairway is a must if you want the best possible chance of attacking the green with your second shot.
Your approach shot is deceiving and usually requires an extra club uphill to the green.
Bunkers guard the relatively flat green, front left and right to catch any wayward shots.
Hole 12 Par 4
WHITE 347 YARDS | YELLOW 334 YARDS | RED 326 YARDS
Slightly right of centre is the route to take up this hole.
This should leave a short to mid iron to the green.
Don’t be long with your approach shot to this green as it falls away leaving a tough up and down should you go through the green.
Hole 13 Par 4
WHITE 431 YARDS | YELLOW 423 YARDS | RED 359 YARDS
The start of Amen Corner with a long and tough Par 4.
Hitting the centre of the fairway is important here if you wish to go for the green with your second shot.
Beware of the hidden dangers that lie over the brow.
The green is set back from the edge of the course and is guarded by two green-side bunkers.
Hole 14 Par 5
WHITE 558 YARDS | YELLOW 545 YARDS | RED 465 YARDS
Part 2 of Amen Corner begins with a tough tee shot on this Par 5 Hole.
A copse awaits any stray tee-shots that go left whilst the thick rough complete with its scattering of bushes sits waiting on the right.
Once off the tee this hole opens up to allow the golfer little worry until the green.
The 3rd shot will need good club selection if you want to get close to the pin
Hole 15 Par 3
WHITE 202 YARDS | YELLOW 186 YARDS | RED 142 YARDS
You finish Amen Corner with a tough Par 3 that requires plenty of club.
Anything short will leave an almost vertical second uphill shot into this sloping green.
Aim to the right to avoid the out of bounds to the left side of this hole.
The good news is there are not any bunkers, but this hole is tough enough without them.
Hole 16 Par 4
WHITE 369 YARDS | YELLOW 362 YARDS | RED 329 YARDS
Cutting the corner is possible for the longer hitters but play safe and aim down the middle, which will leave you a mid to short iron, uphill to the green.
Play to get the ball on the green as attacking the flag is very risky, with bunkers and slopes protecting the green.
Hole 17 Par 3
WHITE 144 YARDS | YELLOW 124 YARDS | RED 114 YARDS
The last of the Par 3”s with a short and inviting hole.
Club selection is important if you want to avoid the bunkers.
Anything other than landing on the green will ultimately leads to additional shots.
Hole 18 Par 4
WHITE 443 YARDS | YELLOW 427 YARDS | RED 365 YARDS
Aim left on this hole as the fairway slopes from left to right after the brow.
Trees protect this hole both left and right so it is important to find the fairway.
This should leave you with a mid-iron to the green but beware of the green-side Bunkers.