Set within 1,065 acres of countryside with the River Lea snaking through the grounds, 5* Luton Hoo is the quintessential English country house hotel.  Befitting a location of such historical importance, a stay at the hotel will live long in the memory.  It boasts 228 unique bedrooms and suites, award winning cuisine, luxury spa with its own organic products, 18-hole par 73 Championship golf course and much more. 


Website: www.lutonhoo.co.uk

Twitter: @lutonhoohotel / @lutonhoogolf


Golf has been part of Luton Hoo’s history since the turn of the century, with the estate’s original Victorian 9 hole course. Course designer Mike Smith created the 7,107 yard championship golf course while sympathetically abiding by the lands listed heritage.


Golf at Luton Hoo offers a stern test to all levels of golfer, the subtle undulations in the USGA specification greens fit gracefully into the contrasting front and back nines. The front nine offers a unique inland links feel and the back nine meanders through the estates original parkland.


Golf at Luton Hoo offers some picturesque, if not testing tee shots, featuring 6 holes with water hazards. The course offers a formidable test of course management to the accomplished golfer.



Type of grass

Height of cut

Speed/stimpmeter reading

Any specific comments


- Bent/ Fescue

- 3 mm

- 11’0”

- Very undulating, small greens


Type of grass

Height of cut

General width and contouring

Any specific comments


- Dwarf Rye

- 10 mm

- Avrg 30 yards relatively flat



Type of grass

Height of cut

Any specific comments


- Dwarf Rye

- 8 mm



Type of grass

Height of cut - semi

- intermediate
- rough


- Meadow

- 50 mm

- 101 mm

- 152 mm


Weather in advance

Forecast for tournament


- Very dry summer in the UK

- Continuing dry



Course designer

Special features

General playability

Undulating / flat

Tree lined / exposed

Many / few water hazards

Changes to the course


- 2007

- Mike Smith

- No Sand Bunkers due to land being listed


- Relatively flat

- front 9 new with sapling trees, back 9 more mature parkland

- 6 holes with water features

- None


- Built upon Capability Brown landscape

- Originally a Victorian 9 hole golf course for use by the owners of the Estate


Card Of Course

Luton Hoo

HoleParYardsMetres HoleParYardsMetres
14444406 104385352
25540494 114502459
34388355 124441403
43185169 133246225
54413378 144366335
64410375 153191175
73188172 164471431
85552505 175517473
94359328 184385352
Out3634793182 In3535043205

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Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1LEWIS, TomENG18-23
T2PAPADATOS, DimitriosAUS18-18
T2SODERBERG, SebastianSWE18-18
T4SHARVIN, CormacNIR18-16
T4FORD, MattENG18-16

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