The Luffenham Heath Golf Club


3+ (3 gold): one of our top-rated 3-star courses, worthy of 3½ stars.
   The Luffenham Heath Golf Club Est. 1911

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The Luffenham Heath Golf Club: Whether you are travelling north up the Great North Road or just looking for a new place to play, Luffenham Heath is well worth getting to know. At just over 6,500 yards from the back tees, it's not the longest course by today's standards, but the layout is blessed with many fine holes, presenting a classic test for golfers. The subtlety of Harry Colt's layout (later revised by James Braid) and the quiet beauty of this area of wooded heathland will surely delight. The greens here are fast, with just enough slope to keep you guessing as to line and pace of putt. Many of the putting surfaces are defended by a pleasant (some would say fiendish) mix of grass and sand bunkers. In a wonderful closing stretch, the signature par-3 17th is an absolute gem. Your tee-shot must carry downhill to a green surrounded by a profusion of bunkers and studded with small mounds. Here at Luffenham Heath you are just a stone's throw from Rutland Water (one of the largest and most scenic artificial lakes in Europe) and to the east is The George at Stamford, one of England's oldest hotels.

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Making Contact

The Luffenham Heath Golf Club
Ketton,
nr Stamford, Lincolnshire PE9 3UU
England
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Office   +44 (0)1780 720 205
Pro Shop   +44 (0)1780 720 298
Fax

  +44 (0)1780 722 146

Email   tstephens@theluffenhamheathgc.co.uk
Website   www.luffenhamheath.org
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Ian Burnett
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Heathland course.
Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
 
Surroundings: Woodland.
 
Designer: Original layout by Harry Colt and Charles Hugh Alison; later revisions made between WWI and WW2 by James Braid. In 2003 Martin Hawtree updated and lengthened the course (from its original 6,000 yds).
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 6563 6139 5763
Par 70 70 73
SSS or Slope 71 70 73
 
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How2Get There?

15 mi W of Peterborough / 38 mi SE of Nottingham.
From the A1 (Great North Road) at Stamford, take the A6121 signposted Stamford. On leaving the A1 follow direction Tinwell and Ketton. After 4.2 miles (after villages of Tinwell and Ketton) the road turns sharply left under a low railway bridge. Turn left immediately after bridge into Golf Club.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (April thru' Oct): £55 (all days). [Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays (except Tues), and on weekends 10:30-12:00 and after 2:00 pm.  Must book in advance. Proof of handicap required.
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Other Information
Players generally walk this course.

Practice facilities
Good
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Did you know?

It was in 1909 that Lord Willoughby de Eresby proposed the building of a golf course on 250 acres of land owned by his father, Lord Ancaster. The great Harry Colt was commissioned to layout the course. | On the right of the current 11th, 12th and 13th holes is an arable field surrounding some fine looking Scots pines. These trees were previously integral parts of the original course, until the land was comandeered during WW2. You may detect some slight differences between the current 11th, 12th and 13th holes and the rest of the course.

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Published Ranking
2016 Golf World rating: among the second 100 best courses in Britain & Ireland.
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Location

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Latitude: (52.615765)
Longitude: (-0.580779)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

The George of Stamford 
71 St Martins, Stamford, Lincolnshire PE9 2LB
+44 (0)1780 750 750
www.georgehotelofstamford.com

Historians have referred to The George as a very ancient hostelry, once belonging to the Abbots of Croyland, which means it is at least 900 years old, and more likely one thousand. Over time the Inn (now Hotel) grew by absorbing neighbouring buildings. In recent years it has undergone significant renovation and modernisation, with great care taken to preserve its many historical features. It is one of England's oldest and most renowned hostelries, standing just over 1 mile from one of England's ancient thoroughfares, the Great North Road (now known as the A1).

Golf at this hotel No
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