The Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club near Meriden has strengthened its position as one of the UK’s leading golf venues with the appointment of 39 year old Marc Newey as the venue’s Director of Golf and Leisure.
The news comes as the Forest of Arden celebrates June’s successful staging of the prestigious Compass Group English Open, which saw Europe’s best golfers compete at the beautiful Warwickshire resort.
Marc Newey takes up the new role as the latest step in a successful career working at the highest levels of golf and recreation management. The youngest ever fellow of the highly respected Institute of Sports and Recreation Management joins the Forest of Arden after a three-year spell at Marriott’s prestigious country club, Hanbury Manor in Hertfordshire. Before that, he was Group Operations Manager for Jack Nicklaus Golf Centres UK.
His new role sees him take overall responsibility for the Forest of Arden’s extensive golf and leisure operations – including the return of the Compass Group English Open in 2001 and 2002. It’s a role that Marc is well suited to, having managed the staging of the event at its previous home of Hanbury Manor.
Marc Newey commented: “The Marriott Forest of Arden has always enjoyed an excellent reputation for golf, with two testing 18-hole courses and a range of high quality facilities. The staging of the Compass Group English Open here is recognition of that fact, and confirms the Forest of Arden’s position as one of the UK’s leading golf venues. We will be working hard to ensure we build on the success of this year’s event, when the tournament returns to the venue in 2001 and 2002.”