Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf, & Spa
|Red (W)||73||6143 yards|
|Black M: 75.9/133||444||540||388||185||413||410||188||552||375||3495||385||522||441||271||366||201||524||517||385||3612||7107|
|Blue M: 74.1/125||437||516||367||169||395||394||168||544||370||3360||377||502||420||261||356||191||501||494||348||3450||6810|
|White M: 71.9/123||422||497||354||160||376||379||151||534||359||3232||366||490||389||246||345||176||485||478||337||3312||6544|
|Red W: 72.7/125||382||477||328||133||360||358||133||515||329||3015||353||456||368||224||328||145||471||459||324||3128||6143|
Hard to find car park, course not well laid out and signed. Was dull and like playing on a football pitch. Bar expensive and poorly stocked. I have played better municipal courses was a shame as I travelled 1 1/2 hours and was looking forward to playing there.
Greens were horrendous, would have been better spending my £40 on something else Won't be returning
Although it was horrendous conditions wind and rain we all enjoyed it very much !! Love playing Luton Hoo!!
Just some gripes; terrible signposting once on the property. Went to wrong car park. A staff member kindly pointed us in the correct direction, and admitted the signposting had a lot to be desired. Bacon roll was very fatty. No urgency in the bar area, Staff just doing their job with not much customer service. Course was in OK condition, but 14th fairway was in a terrible state (during mid summer). The club house had a TV showing BBC Parliment, but did not have Sky Sports. It was the Sunday of The Open, so we left and went to another local golf club to watch the final round. Lost revenue for Luton Hoo! Could be so much better!
Awful pace of play. Waited at the first tee for twenty minutes after our tee time as two four balls in front stood around on the tee box waiting for their mates who were late to turn up. Finally got going but took us 50 minutes to play the first two holes due to groups in front. Ranger came and said that he'd spoken to them but they were having to look for lost balls so he couldn't do much else. Skipped out two holes to get past the groups and was much better. But still took 5 hours to get round. Painful round.
Greens are good but a bit scruffy off the fairway
Firstly, there are no bunkers on the course so it is set up as an inland links with long rough off the fairway. This can impact upon speed of play if you get stuck behind a couple of choppers! That said, the fairways were generous & the greens are good so it was generally an enjoyable round.
Nice bar area & restaurant available at the end of the round but a bit pricey £5.15 a pint!
Greens are in fantastic condition
Stunning setting a few groups infront of us slowed things down a bit, the rough is very long and finding a way word tee shot can be near on impossible but having said that really enjoyed the round.
Must be better in the summer!
Course in v poor condition - grass v patchy and holes lacked any real definition.
It's billed as an inland links but it's difficult to see how.
We had 18 temporary greens which is fine if you let people know in advance via a newsflash on the home page of the website. It's not the sort of thing you want to hear when you walk through the door of the pro shop.
Paid MORE through Teeofftimes than I would have done if I'd turned up and played on the day.
I think this is more accurately billed as the parkland surrounding a stately home with a few specimen trees which someone has laid 18 holes over.
£7.90 for a latte and an Americano was the icing on the cake.
Really good course, with amazing views at sunset
Challenging course, where it is not easy to have many birdies. Some tricky holes with water also make risky shots unrewarding. Course management is key to reduce mistakes and enhance your score. I played just above my handicap scoring a lot of pars in the back 9 when I had my course management sorted. I will go back soon.
Very good golf course, well worth the visit. Great value and a good test.