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3111 Millerfield Rd
Macon, GA  31211-2625
United States
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Bowden Course

18 hole regulation length course

Municipal golf course

72 par | 6,570 yards | 119 slope

69.7 rating | Bermuda grass

Bowden Golf Course

The 18-hole "Bowden" course at the Bowden Golf Course facility in Macon, Georgia features 6,570 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 69.7 and it has a slope rating of 119 on Bermuda grass. Designed by Dick Cotton, the Bowden golf course opened in 1949. Brendan Doles manages the course as the General Manager.

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Time5am - 9pm
Price $0 - $500
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Reviewed October 09, 2011

Reviewed June 22, 2011

Really a great value golf course - several holes with relatively straight shots - two holes with water hazards. On weekend it is $17 to ride 9 holes - the staff is very friendly. I've read other reviews with problems with the carts - mine was fine.
There is a small pro shop, but nothing too spectacular. Well maintained greens and overall this is a great value course, but not the most challenging.
Can get a little crowded when tournaments are going on - but usually no call ahead is required.

Reviewed December 14, 2009

Well. i went last week to this course most of the carts werent working. i went through three on eighteen holes. the fairways were decent and greens were also. good for beginners wide fairways. not my first choice to play at.

Reviewed November 19, 2008

Great Course for the price. Very easy to play with mostly straight fairways. good for newbies (like myself) To play.

Reviewed June 23, 2007

Reviewed May 29, 2007

What a great public course

Bowden is a great course to start out on. You feel welcome and the environment is nice and relaxed while maintaining the dignity expected on a golf course. Nice and hilly in places. The back nine are really pretty and have some challenging holes. My favorites are 11 and 15. 11 is 606 yards downhill to the green and 15 has a great water hazard. A lot of fun with out a lot of hubbub or expense. Nine holes will cost you about $16(cart included).

Also has a great snack bar(Deb's)!

Reviewed January 23, 2007

A great public course

Bowdon is pretty much where I learned to golf. I shoot an 89, so maybe I haven't learned yet, but this is a great course for the money. You get some good views, and there are a couple of challenges. Also, if you like the olde courses like me, this one's a 1940's and you can have some fun with the old hickory shafts. I'd definitely recommend it.

Reviewed January 08, 2007


I am a beginner at golf. Only been playing since the first of the year but this course to me is a good course. I have played it 2 times and both times I shot a 121. Like I said I am a beginner and just learning. I am sure there are better courses but this is a good course. It is kind of family orientated to.


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  • Latest Scores
  • Overall
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Raymond N. N/A 45 45 12/23/11
2 leroy G. N/A 57 57 08/03/07
3 A.G. K. N/A 59 59 11/05/09
4 Jack F. 15 86 71 05/01/08
5 Jeff C. 42 115 73 02/16/09
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About Bowden

Bowden Golf Course

Golf Only facility

25 tees driving range

18 regulation holes

Awards at Bowden

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Course Staff

Brendan Doles, General Manager
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