Luton Hoo launches bid to host Ryder Cup – Golf Information

Luton Hoo Lodge, Golf and Spa is bidding to finish the just about 30-year absence of the Ryder Cup from England after launching a bid to host the biennial matches in 2031 or 2035.

Positioned only a brief direct practice journey from central London and some minutes’ drive from the M1 and Luton Airport, the luxurious property is about in over 1,000 acres of parkland, woods and lakes in Bedfordshire.

Luton Hoo Lodge has hosted Problem Tour and EuroPro Tour occasions earlier than, however is now bidding to host the Ryder Cup in both 2031 or 2035

The property is at present dwelling to an 18-hole championship course and in step with the Arora Group’s ambition to create one thing particular on the property, it plans to design and construct a totally new championship course worthy of internet hosting the Ryder Cup.

Surinder Arora, founder and chairman of the Arora Group, which owns the venue, commented: “Our acquisition of Luton Hoo Lodge, Golf and Spa was all the time with the intention to curate a luxurious leisure and hospitality expertise on the prevailing property. We need to proceed constructing on the already wealthy historical past of Luton Hoo and to make sure that any future funding into the property will deliver financial profit to Bedfordshire and surrounding areas.

“Internet hosting the Ryder Cup, probably in both 2031 or 2035, would increase the profile of the realm to a world viewers and the chance to bid to host a Ryder Cup at Luton Hoo is a really actual and life like ambition.”

Cllr Richard Wenham, chief of Central Bedfordshire Council, stated: “The Ryder Cup is an iconic sporting occasion celebrated and loved throughout the globe. Arora’s aspirational plans to take the very good Luton Hoo Lodge, Golf and Spa complicated set in its lovely environment to the following degree, have the scope to place Central Bedfordshire on the world stage. Securing the Ryder Cup can be an infinite enhance to our thriving economic system, bringing many new vacationers and supporting extra new jobs.”

The Arora Group, the UK’s largest personal resort owner-operator, bought Luton Hoo Lodge, Golf & Spa from Elite Resorts in December 2021. Its championship course beforehand hosted the Bridgestone Problem 2017 and 2018, and the EuroPro Tour in 2017.

Initially often called a specialist airport resort proprietor operator, the Arora Group purchased The Buckinghamshire Golf Membership in 2018.

Luton Hoo’s Ryder Cup bid is more likely to come up in opposition to a rival English bid from Hulton Park in Bolton, which has introduced plans to construct a model new course to accommodate the matches.