Exclusive Hotels – www.exclusivehotels.co.uk – owners of Mannings Heath Golf Club are investing more than £100,000 rebuilding thirteen sets of tees on the 100 year old parkland course over the winter. A total of 52 new tees encompassing championship, medal and ladies tees will be ready for play in Spring 2011 and the course will remain open throughout the renovation period.
The twelve week construction programme got underway in September 2010 and has been carefully designed to minimise disruption for members and their guests who will also have full access to the Kingfisher Course.
The Exclusive Golf Team consulted with the long established Sports Turf Research Institute who currently advise on more than 2,000 sports facilities throughout the UK before work commenced.
Steve Slinger, Exclusive Golf Manager for the group commented: “Consulting with the STRI was vitally important, we have a 100 year old course here which is originally thought to be a Harry Colt design and we were mindful that we wanted the new tees to blend in with the historic layout whilst creating modern day hard wearing tee boxes”
Earlier this season, Exclusive Hotels invested a further £250,000 in the West Sussex Golf Club including a new spike bar lounge and terrace, more than 40 new electric buggies and the restoration of a 19th century cottage which can accommodate up to eight visiting golfers.
The 6,683 yard Waterfall Course has already been selected to stage the 2013 English Women’s Open Amateur Strokeplay Championship and the ambitious club is hoping that they might one day be considered a possible host venue for the Open Championship pre-qualifying circuit.
Mannings Heath Golf Club www.manningsheath.com
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