Woburn Golf and Country Club

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Coordinates: 51°59′28″N 0°39′54″W / 51.991°N 0.665°W / 51.991; -0.665

Woburn Golf Club
Club information
LocationMilton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England
Established1976, 43 years ago
Total holes54
Tournaments hostedBritish Masters
The Heritage
Women's British Open
Ford Ladies Classic
Travis Perkins Masters
WebsiteWoburn Golf
Duke's Course
Par72
Length6,976 yards (6,379 m)
Duchess Course
Par72
Length6,651 yards (6,082 m)
Marquess Course
Par72
Length6,744 yards (6,167 m)
Woburn G&CC is located in England
Woburn G&CC
Woburn
G&CC
Location in England

Woburn Golf Club is located at Little Brickhill, near Milton Keynes in Buckinghamshire, England, about 50 miles (80 km) northwest of central London.

There are three courses: the "Duke's Course", which opened in 1976; the "Duchess Course", both designed by Charles Lawrie,[1] which followed in 1978; and the "Marquess Course", designed by Peter Alliss and Clive Clark, European Golf Design (Ross McMurray) and Alex Hay,[2] which dates from 2000. The courses are situated amid mature woodland on the Duke of Bedford's Woburn Abbey estate.[3]

European Ryder Cup player and PGA Tour golfer Ian Poulter is the club's "touring professional".[3]

Tournaments[edit]

The European Tour's British Masters was played at Woburn many times between 1979 and 2002, initially over the Duke's Course, and later over the Marquess Course. Another European Tour event, The Heritage, was staged at Woburn in 2004.[4]

Woburn has hosted the Women's British Open, one of the women's majors, ten times between 1984 and 2016, and will host it again in 2019. The first nine editions of the Women's British Open at Woburn were on the Duke's Course, whilst the 2016 edition was the first on the Marquess Course. The 2019 edition will also be on the Marquess Course.[5] The club has hosted many other Ladies European Tour events. The Ford Ladies Classic was played on the Duke's Course from 1982 until 1985 when it moved to the Duchess Course with the final tournament, won by Catrin Nilsmark in 1994.[6]

Woburn has also hosted the Travis Perkins Masters on the European Senior Tour since its foundation in 2001.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History The Duchess' Course". www.woburngolf.co.uk. Retrieved 2015-12-01.
  2. ^ "Marquess' Course History". www.woburngolf.co.uk. Retrieved 2015-12-01.
  3. ^ a b Woburn Golf Club, GolfToday
  4. ^ Professional Tournaments, Woburn Golf Club
  5. ^ "Venues for Women's British Open confirmed" (Press release). The R&A. 3 August 2018. Retrieved 6 August 2018.
  6. ^ Golf: Classic case at Woburn of women out-driving the men, The Independent, 26 April 1994

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