The Marriott St Pierre Hotel & Country Club has undergone a major transformation over the past year and has recently announced the completion of a number of projects designed to improve both the quality of its hotel and golf courses.
Both the resorts Mathern and Old courses have undergone a £1.8 million remodel specifically designed to create 2 courses which will play to a high standard all year round. The golf development is just part of a £7 million investment at the Marriott St Pierre Hotel & Country Club that includes a complete refurbishment of bedrooms, restaurants & bars, Leisure club and spa.
The Mathern Course has recently reopened, with work taking place throughout the summer of 2007, and the Old Course looks set to be fully open in June. Both courses feature new re-designed teeing areas, renovated, re-shaped and additional bunkers, a new automatic irrigation system on all greens, green approaches and teeing areas, new pathways, landscaped area around the 1st Tee giving an impressive look upon arrival, and new bridges over waterways.
The 7th Hole on the Old Course has been completely redesigned from a par 4 to a dogleg right par 5 – taking the course over 7000 yards and creating a par of 72. The course will also feature two new greens when it reopens and there are plans to replace a further two greens a year over the next two years.
All course design changes were undertaken by Ross McMurray of European Golf Design (EGD) and completed by Delta Golf.
“With its beautiful setting, St Pierre, has always had a reputation for being one of the leading golf resorts in the UK and now we feel that the extensive renovations will only serve to improve the quality of golf and accommodation that our guests demand,” commented Will Hewitt, Director of Golf, Marriott St Pierre Hotel & Country Club.
The Marriott St Pierre Hotel & Country Club is one of the UK’s finest golf resorts and has proudly staged the Solheim Cup and numerous European Tour events. There are two championship courses at St Pierre; the challenging par 72 Old Course and the Mathern Course, which at 5,748 yards par 68 provides a gentler test. Both courses benefit from the magnificent surrounding rolling countryside and offer a great experience for golfers of all abilities
Beyond the fairways, this elegant 14th century country retreat has also undergone major renovations and boats a wide range of first class facilities including: a blissful spa, tennis courts, a fitness club, a pool and a whole host of outdoor activities.
The hotel has two restaurants, the Orangery featuring the very best in International and traditional Welsh cuisine, and the Zest which offers a more casual setting featuring contemporary modern food. Set within 400 acres of rolling Welsh countryside, this idyllic resort is within 50 miles of both Cardiff and Bristol Airports, major motorways and rail networks are also nearby.
Marriott St Pierre Hotel & Country Club www.stpierregolf.com