Bowden Golf Course

4.3333000000 4.3 stars from 5 (6)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6493 yards
  • Slope: 120
  • Rating: 70.7
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 6 Reviews
5 stars:
2
4 stars:
4
3 stars:
0
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

6 out of 6 reviews


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Reviews


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"Good Value"


WesAllen5's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Great course with a great staff"


u000004941639's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2015
Previously played

Reviewed on

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!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Course in good condition. Green are rolling true."


thillmon's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/05/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


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


u000007579780's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/20/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Bang for you Buck!"


Ctwhit0477's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/9/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I recommend this course


"Nice layout."


u000005235614's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 5/19/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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