Over the next five years, De Vere Oulton Hall will invest £5 million to redevelop the 6,455 yard par 71 Oulton Park golf course, making it one of the best championship golf courses in the north of England.
Standing on high ground in the Yorkshire countryside close to Leeds, De Vere Oulton Hall combines the Victorian elegance of a Grade II listed building with modern facilities for business and leisure. Lovingly restored and thoughtfully extended to create a hotel with traditional character and unique charm, the hotel is well located for easy access by road, rail or air.
The 27 holes of golf, created by renowned designer Dave Thomas, who also designed the world famous Brabazon course at The De Vere Belfry, will offer an 18-hole championship course and a 9-hole course. There will be improvements across the board, including new green-keeping facilities and a remodelled 16 bay golf academy complete with tuition and a computer swing analysis and custom fit studio. A new clubhouse is also being built on two levels and will feature a bar, restaurant, changing rooms, a new golf shop as well as an outside seating area overlooking the 18th hole.
Rhodri Mitchell, general manager De Vere Oulton Hall said, “The investment will bring a world-class golf course to our guests and encourage national and international visitors to the area. De Vere Oulton Hall is a popular destination for conference, meetings and incentives and our conference and banqueting facilities, which are some of the most advanced in the area, give ample opportunity for themed events and team-building activities on-site. Now, with the new championship golf course and other facilities we are able to offer the perfect vehicle to develop team dynamics in a unique, challenging and fun way.”
The investment will elevate De Vere Oulton Hall to be a world class golfing resort alongside four-time Ryder Cup host The De Vere Belfry and PGA Seniors Tours venues De Vere Slaley Hall and De Vere Carden Park.
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