Luton Hoo plans new course and Ryder Cup bid

  • Luton Hoo
    Arora Group

    Luton Hoo plans to design and build a new course with the aim of hosting the Ryder Cup in 2031 or 2035

Alice Chambers
By Alice Chambers

Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf and Spa in Bedfordshire, England, plans to build a new championship course as part of its bid to host a future Ryder Cup.

The estate’s existing 18-hole golf course is a bunkerless design created by Mike Smith in 2008.

“Our acquisition of Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf and Spa was always with the intention to curate a luxury leisure and hospitality experience on the existing estate,” said Surinder Arora, founder and chairman of Arora Group, which now owns the estate. “Hosting the Ryder Cup, potentially in either 2031 or 2035, would raise the profile of the area to a global audience and the opportunity to bid to host a Ryder Cup at Luton Hoo is a very real and realistic ambition.” 

Richard Wenham, leader of the Central Bedfordshire Council, said: “The Ryder Cup is an iconic sporting event celebrated and enjoyed across the globe. Arora’s aspirational plans to take the superb Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf and Spa complex set in its beautiful surroundings to the next level, have the scope to put Central Bedfordshire on the world stage. Securing the Ryder Cup would be an enormous boost to our thriving economy, bringing many new tourists and supporting more new jobs.”