Aylesbury Golf Club, Bierton.
Aylesbury Golf Club in Bierton was situated on the Leighton Buzzard Road. The club was established in 1992 as a nine-hole parkland course designed by Terry Benwell. There was also a floodlit driving range. In 1998 the course was extended to 18 holes.
In 1998 the course was of nine-holes and measured 5,488 yards with a SSS of 67. The professional was Mitch Kierstenson. Green fees were £10.
In 2004/6 the manager was K Partington and the professional was Richard Wooster. The eighteen-hole course measured 5,965 yards, SSS of 69. Green fees were £12.
The course closed in April 2013 but the driving range remains open.
Reflections from a former member: “It was never a popular course, being very flat and fairly featureless although there were some quite tough holes. There were a decent number of competitions but the numbers playing rarely exceeded 30. Male membership hovered around the 120 mark with about 20 Ladies and a handful of Junior members. Membership declined through the years, there was next to no investment in the course and the "Clubhouse" - an old farm building kitted out with changing rooms, Pro shop and bar was known as Bob's Barn. With a small membership the Barn's catering side always struggled and was eventually taken over by a local pub and converted to a restaurant. It was about this time, late 2012, that the decision was made to close the club. It was losing in the region of £2000 a month and there was no chance of a rescue. The club had been on the market but the only interest was in the Barn and the adjoining Driving range. The range at Bierton is still operational, probably as it's the only range within 10 miles of Aylesbury and the Barn is still being run by the local pub. Never a top course but it's where I started playing, with many a happy hour was spent on the course and in the bar.”