The superb new 9-hole course was opened in May 2020 and measures just over 6,400 yards when played from the medal tees over 18 holes. On a course offering great variety, the 3rd hole (Par 4, 380 yards), with a dog-leg over water towards the ancient ‘Fary’s Oak’ provides undoubtedly the signature challenge. Lying on parkland immediately adjacent to the world-famous landscape gardens of Stowe, views abound towards some of the notable monuments and follies, including Lord Cobham and Gibbs’s Bourbon Tower (c.1740) and Bridgeman’s 1720s Bycell Riding which lies to the south of the site, adjacent to Gibbs’s Stowe Castle (c.1740).
History of Golf at Stowe
“Stowe is synonymous with the game of golf and it is remarkable to think that golf has been played within the grounds of Stowe since the 1920s and formed such an important part of the Stowe experience. Stoics have been able to play and develop their golfing skills during their time at Stowe and gain much pleasure and enjoyment in the process. Indeed, the great ‘Laddie’ Lucas and John Langley both honed their talents at Stowe before progressing to represent Great Britain and Ireland in the Walker Cup.”
Anthony Wallersteiner, Headmaster