The prestigious ‘Golf Mark’ was awarded to Carden Park, near Chester, which boasts two championship golf courses, for its “junior and beginner friendly golf facilities”.
Karen Procter, golf business manager, said: “Juniors and beginners are our players and members of the future, so it’s vital that we create a welcoming, safe and friendly environment for them.
“We are delighted that our facilities have been recognised by the Golf Mark scheme for the second time, and will continue to ensure our coaching is of the highest standard and our golf club welcomes players of every level. We are committed to promoting the sport to new players as the exciting, skilful and sociable activity it is.”
To achieve the ‘Golf Mark’ standard from the English Golf Union (EGU), clubs are assessed on their coaching and playing facilities, club environment, including commitment to sports equity and ethics, and child protection and duty of care. It means parents can easily identify a club that provides a safe and organised environment for children.
Carden Park will be reassessed every three years in order to retain the Golf Mark, and has now consecutively been awarded the Golf Mark twice.
With half term approaching, it’s the ideal time for juniors to check out the facilities. “We welcome juniors and their parents to book a session to see what we have to offer,” added Karen. “They can meet with head professional Steve Priest and his Total Golf Performance team based at Carden Park, experience our two outstanding courses, and enjoy a bite to eat in our clubhouse.”
Situated within a breathtaking 1,000 acre country estate, golfers at Carden Park have a wealth of facilities to enjoy including the two stunning championship courses, a driving range with 13 covered and eight uncovered bays..
With some lessons under their belts, newcomers to golf will hopefully be ready to tackle Carden’s Park’s splendid terrain.
The Nicklaus Course, designed by the great Jack Nicklaus and his son Steve, unfolds beautifully in the charming setting. The layout can stretch to 7,045 yards, but even from forward tees there’s more than enough challenge for players of all levels. His course is a “thinking man’s course”, with the emphasis firmly on strategy; and double option fairways offering golfers a real dilemma.
The resort also boasts the 6,824 yard, par 72 Cheshire Course, which hikes through the wooded fells behind the club’s recently refurbished clubhouse.
Carden Park’s hotel boasts 196 luxury bedrooms and suites, award winning restaurants and a sumptuous spa where tired or aching muscles can quickly be revived. Plus with a wide variety of onsite activities including KONG aerial ropes course, archery, laser clay shooting and much more it is the ideal destination during half term.
Carden Park www.cardenpark.co.uk/golf.