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Dave Thomas design at Mar Hall set for April opening

12.59am 12th March 2010 - Course Development - This story was updated on Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

Mar Hall is set in a secluded woodland estate near Bishopton on the banks of the River Clyde, only 10 minutes from Glasgow Airport and 20 minutes from Glasgow City Centre.

The luxurious five-star Mar Hall Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort has 53 bedrooms, Cristal Restaurant, Tattinger Bar, Grand Hall, conference and meeting facilities, dedicated wedding and special events facilities, a leisure club including 20 metre pool, saunas and steam rooms, a gymnasium and aerobics/yoga studio, plus the only Aveda Concept Spa outside of London.

From next month it will also have a Dave Thomas design 18-hole championship golf course, available for corporate days, ‘pay & play’ packages and ‘stay & play’ packages.

Built on the banks of the river Clyde the course will appeal to golfers of all levels. The golf itself is challenging. Having been built incorporating an abundance of mature trees combined with strategic bunkers it calls for clear club choice and accurate delivery. At par 70 it measures just under 6,500 yards comprising of two par fives, four par threes and twelve par fours.

Resident Professional is John McTear, a former PGA cup player and British Seniors Club Professional Champion, and he has put together some information on the course at

Mar Hall Welcomes New General Manager

Neil Ellis has been appointed general manager of the luxurious property. A Member of the Institute of Hospitality and a graduate of the General Managers’ Programme at Cornell University in the USA, Ellis is an established and respected hotelier with over twenty years experience in the hospitality industry in Scotland, most recently as general manager of the City Inn in Glasgow.

Commenting on his new role, Neil Ellis said: “I am joining Mar Hall at a very exciting time in the resort’s development. In April this year, we will be opening an 18-hole Dave Thomas-design golf course which will complement the already exceptional hotel, spa and conference facilities. I feel very privileged to have been given this opportunity and I look forward to building on what has been achieved to date and to establishing Mar Hall as Glasgow’s top 5 star resort.”

Dave Thomas Ltd

Mar Hall Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort


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