Woburn Abbey and the surrounding Estate provide a stunning backdrop and historical setting for Woburn Golf Club. Whilst the Club is quiet and secluded, it is centrally located just 10 minutes from Junction 13 off the M1, 15 minutes from Central Milton Keynes and just over an hour from London, Birmingham, Oxford and Cambridge.
Home to the Duke's, Duchess and Marquess courses, Woburn was the first 54 hole venue to have all three courses featured in Golf Monthly Magazine's Top 100 Courses in the UK and Ireland and Golf World Magazine's Top 100 Courses in Britain and Ireland. Having hosted almost sixty professional tournaments it is the ideal venue for corporate, group or society golf days. In addition, Woburn also offers mid week green fee packages for individual golfers and parties of all sizes.
The Dukes' Course
The Duke's Course designed by Charles Lawrie opened in 1976 and was the first of Woburn's three courses to be constructed.
The 6,983 yard Duke's course sports fairways lined with pine, silver birch and chestnut trees. Heather, bracken and gorse add to the charm of the course, as well as providing some of the natural hazards of each hole.
It was the location for the British Masters for 20 years, as well as hosting the Women's British Open Championship and more recently the Travis Perkins Masters.
The Duchess' Course
The Duchess Course is sometimes considered to be the least challenging of the three Woburn courses, the junior sibling lying in the shadow of well respected and much heralded family members.
However, like many younger siblings, it's not a charge the Duchess takes lying down. Nor is it one recognised by true aficionados. Anyone who has played the course knows this is a layout that demands as much respect as the adjacent Duke's and Marquess courses.
The Marquess' Course
The Marquess Course, designed by Peter Alliss and Clive Clark, European Golf Design (Ross McMurray) and Alex Hay opened in 2000. The course was named after the then Marquess of Tavistock and was soon referred to as the 'Jewel in the Crown'.
Set within 200 acres of mixed woodland the Marquess's course overlaps the county boundary dividing Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire and presents a variety of rolling and undulating terrain. The predominant tree species are pine, spruce, sweet chestnut and oak, while there are a number of rare specimens such as Corsican pine, yew, rowan and beech.
Within a year of opening the Marquess Course hosted the first of two British Masters and hosted the English Amateur Championship in 2011.
Since 2014 The Marquess Course has been one of four courses in the country to be used to stage Final Qualifying for The Open Championship. In October 2015 The British Masters supported by Sky Sports was staged on the Marquess course and in July 2016 it staged The Ricoh Women's British Open.