Course History


The Marquess' Course, designed by Peter Alliss and Clive Clark, European Golf Design (Ross McMurray) and Alex Hay. The course was named after the then Marquess of Tavistock who officially opened the course on Monday 4th June 2000. The course was very 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 Bedfordfordshire 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.

In 2014, 2015 and 2016 The Marquess' Course was one of four courses in the country used to stage Final Qualifying for The Open Championship.

The British Masters supported by Sky Sports was staged on the Marquess course in October 2015.  In July 2016 Woburn Golf Club hosted its first Major Championship when The Ricoh Women's British Open was staged on the Marquess course.