Woburn: The Duke's Course

Hole

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

out

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

in

 
Yards

514

385

134

396

510

207

468

409

177

3200

422

502

193

438

567

444

449

425

356

3796

6996

Hndcp

9

10 18 3 7 15 1 6 16   12 5 17 4 13 8 2 11 14    
Par

5

4

3

4

5

3

4

4

3

35

4

5

3

4

5

4

4

4

4

37

72

Woburn, The Duke's Course:  One of a trio of courses at Woburn, the Duke's Course is the oldest having opened in 1976.  The course was designed by Charles Lawrie and just three years after opening hosted the 1979 Dunlop Masters.  Later from 1985 to 1994 the British Masters was played here and also in 1999 and 2000.  The Weetabix Women's British Open was also held here between 1990 and 1996 and again in 1999.  The par-3 Third hole is one of the great short holes in all of golf and is known for its short length, but steep drop from the tee to very tricky green.  In fact the course winds through a number of steep elevation changes, gullies and ravines.  For tournament play the First hole is played as the Eighteenth which as a reachable par-5 adds excitement and suspense to the outcome.  However, the course is no longer the layout of choice for tournament play here.  That honor has been bestowed upon the newer Marquess' course which opened in 2000.


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