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3.3
17 Reviews (17)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
6
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2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.0
Value
3.8
Layout
3.8
Friendliness
3.8
Pace
4.3
Amenities
2.6
84.8%
Recommend this course
15 out of 17 reviews
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3.1
7 Reviews (7)
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Conditions
3.1
Value
3.4
Layout
3.9
Pace
4.1
Amenities
2.3
StaffFriendliness
3.7
85.7%
Recommend this course
6 out of 7 reviews
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3.1
11 Reviews (11)
5 Stars
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2
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Conditions
2.9
Value
3.6
Layout
3.7
Pace
4.2
Amenities
2.6
StaffFriendliness
3.8
81.8%
Recommend this course
9 out of 11 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6493 yards
Slope 120
Rating 70.7
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Bowden Golf Course
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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

Food & Beverage

Snacks

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

3.3
17 Reviews (17)
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Reviews 5
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 37
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Work in Progress!

I play this course often and I must say that the staff at Bowden are working hard to improve the course. Every time I’ve played the course in the last 6 months I’ve seen steady improvement everywhere. It’s encouraging to see the progress.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

First time

This was my first round at Bowden. It turned out to be better than I expected. We were pleased with the course even though it has some work going on with some greens.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fairways in very poor condition. No golf cart paths make fairways difficult to play off since hard packed. Course layout interesting.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Slow

I wish they would have let the people at GolfNow know they was having a tournament. Made a teetime at 1140 went out an hour later. If i had known i would have made a later tee time. Waiting on every tee.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
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
Reviews 1
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
Reviews 3
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
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
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
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
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
Difficulty Extremely Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
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
Difficulty Moderate
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