An English country estate has launched ambitious plans to host the Ryder Cup in 2031 or 2035.
Proposals have been lodged with Central Bedfordshire Council to build a championship course at Luton Hoo with the aim of bringing the biennial clash back to the country for the first time in three decades.
The estate’s owner Arora Group believes the venue could become a regular stop on the DP World Tour, according to Luton Today.
“Our acquisition of Luton Hoo hotel, golf and spa was always with the intention to curate a luxury leisure and hospitality experience on the estate,” said chairman Surinder Arora.
“We want to continue building on the already rich history of Luton Hoo and to ensure that any future investment into the premises will bring economic benefit to Bedfordshire and surrounding areas.
“Hosting the Ryder Cup, potentially in either 2031 or 2035 would raise the profile of the area to a global audience. The opportunity to bid to host a Ryder Cup at Luton Hoo is a very real and realistic ambition.”
The development is out for consultation and will be decided by the local authority’s planning committee.