Course owners Peter and Patrice Critchley with their team work hard to ensure you always find the course in great condition whatever time of year you choose to visit. Their son Patrick Critchley is also our resident professional. The Three Locks Golf Club was established in 1992 originally as a 9-hole golf course where golfers of all standards could play. The course was extended in 1995 and over the following years, with the help of the forestry commission 10,000 new trees have been planted adding definition to this already stunning setting.
Today you can enjoy a round of golf in a mature setting enjoying a warm welcome and a good challenge.
After your round you will find a warm welcome in the Clubhouse.
Introduction to The Course
The Three Locks Golf Course offers a wide variety of holes all with fantastic views of the local area where finesse, accuracy and correct positioning of the ball will be rewarded. Players trying to overpower the course will very likely be heavily penalised.
Built alongside the Grand Union Canal with the River Ouzel weaving its way through the course, it’s not surprising there are many natural water hazards that come into play testing the nerves of all standards of golfer.
The River Ouzel is in play on five holes with the approach shots on the 7th and 15th greens requiring correct yardage judgement and clean striking of the ball to avoid going in amongst the fishes. In addition to the River Ouzel and the Grand Union Canal, lakes, ponds and ditches have all been cleverly incorporated in the course design.
Are we open?
Current Opening Details
Get Back On The Course
Following the recent relaxation of restrictions we are able to open the golf course up to visitors again. The course has been preserved expertly by a reduced team of green keeping staff over the last few weeks so you will find it in immaculate condition following the recent spell of good weather. All that is needed now is you to come and enjoy it. There are a few new ground rules we would ask you to adhere to in order to keep our staff and customers safe, please check them below and book your round online now. We look forward to welcoming you back to the course!
With updated guidance golf will be allowed in up to 3 balls from any households.
• Leave the pin in, play generous gimmies and don’t worry about raking bunkers (rakes have been removed), just smooth them over with your shoe.
• Stay at home if you are showing any symptoms of the COVID-19 infection.
• Wash your hands for 20 seconds.
• Book online
• The clubhouse is closed so come ready to play, you can change your shoes in the car park.
• Keep at least 2m from everyone including your playing partners on the course, around the clubhouse and car park.
• Make it a thumbs up instead of a handshake on the 18th green for now.