The finishing touches are being put to one of the region’s most attractive golf and business complexes located on hills above Plympton on the outskirts of Plymouth.
Boringdon Park Golf Club is a purpose-built 27 hole golf course with extensive banqueting and conference facilities set in 200 acres of landscaped parkland with sweeping sea views across Plymouth and towards Dartmoor.
The first members are currently playing on the par 72, 18 hole course but they will soon have the option of a further challenging nine holes as well as 20 covered and 20 grassed ground lit driving bays including a short game area with a green, bunkers and chipping area.
The brainchild of director Michael Davey, Boringdon Park’s competitive edge will be its purpose built hospitality facilities supplementing the high quality golfing arrangements.
The 41 year old Mr. Davey, who established Trethorne Golf Club near Launceston said: “With the experience of Trethorne, we have been able to design a multi-purpose venue that will not only attract golfers but will appeal to the business community at large as we are offering flexible banqueting, conference and meeting facilities that no one else in the area can match.”
In addition to the club bar, main bar, restaurant, pro-shop and locker rooms, the 18,000 sq ft complex can banquet up to 420 people or sit up to 1000 theatre style, with flexible partitioning and a choice of entry doors allowing each event to be customised and self-contained.
On the upper floor a further private area has an extensive balcony with panoramic views which can be enjoyed by golfers, visitors or hired for private functions.
The landscaping is due to be completed in the autumn and will include patio areas, a garden with children’s outdoor play area and an ornamental lake. On completion, Boringdon Park will employ over 50 staff.
Mr. Davey added: “We want to be all inclusive providing the very best facilities available to appeal to as wide a range of customers as possible from golfing members of our exclusive Platinum Suite to the wedding market, seminar organizers and children who will have their own play area in the restaurant with toys and drawing boards.
“We even aim to provide takeaway food for people who might want to come along, hit a bucket of balls on the driving range and take home a pizza for supper.”
Simon Pyne, a partner at Clydesdale Bank’s Plymouth Financial Solutions Centre which has supported the development at Boringdon Park said: “This is a very significant development which greatly adds to the region’s leisure and business infrastructure.
“There are few venues capable of offering business facilities with the same degree of flexibility or volume. It also has benefited from Michael’s experience at Trethorne enabling him to design the complex for multi-purpose use without any single facility encroaching on other activity areas.
“If all that’s not enough, Boringdon Park has a unique location with truly breath-taking views.
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