Luton Hoo Golf Course Review

You probably won't have heard of Luton Hoo but after you have played it you will be raving about the place.

It measures 7,107 yards and is a challenging par 73.

It features four par threes and five par fives, as well as boasting a driving range, practice putting green and short-game practice area.

While it was being built, 1,500 oak, beech and chestnut saplings were planted from other parts of the magnificent 1,000-acre site on which Luton Hoo is located. It is essentially a parkland course but it has something of a links feel, which is quite an achievement considering that it is at least 100 miles from the nearest sea!

There is plenty of water, and it comes into play on six holes. Fairways are narrow and beautifully sculpted, but miss them and you will struggle to score well.

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Derek Clements

Author, Derek Clements

Derek Clements is a golf journalist - he has covered many Open Championships and European Tour events, as well as The Masters. Born in Glasgow, he writes for The Sunday Times and Golfshake, and has also written for Today's Golfer, the Daily Mail, Swing by Swing and many other golf websites, magazines and newspapers. He has played golf all over the world and numbers Gleneagles, Kingsbarns and Aldeburgh as his three favourite golf courses in the United Kingdom. He lives in Suffolk, is a member of Waldringfield Golf Club and has a handicap of nine. He had lessons from the late Bob Torrance and has worked with Jean-Jacques Rivet, one of the world's leading golf biomechanists.