Nailcote Hall Hotel, the host venue of the annual Farmfoods’ British Par 3 Championship which regularly welcomes a host of top golfers including Sam Torrance OBE, Paul Lawrie OBE and Ian Woosnam OBE, kicked off the new golfing season in style with the opening of its new ‘Champions Pavilion’ clubhouse. The Clubhouse is part of a combined development with Nailcote Hall extending its current hotel offering by a further 10 luxury bedrooms which are now open for business.
The clubhouse was officially opened by none other than Tony Jacklin CBE, the two-time Major winner and the most successful Ryder Cup Captain of all-time. Jacklin, who will be hosting the Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship this August for the eighth year running, welcomed a host of special guests to the grand opening.
Without the valuable support of the Regional Development Growth Fund it would not have been possible to have proceeded with the new clubhouse development and their involvement has opened up an exciting opportunity for Nailcote Hall to extend the hotel at the same time and add an extra 10 rooms to their offering.
The new facilities include ladies’ and men’s changing rooms, a pro shop, dining for up to 60 people, plus a balcony with spectacular views of the Cromwell Course and the 10th hole, ‘Charley’s Bar’ named after the Ladies’ European No. 1 and 2014 Order of Merit winner Charley Hull. The opening of the clubhouse was attended by the golfing star’s parents Dave and Bassa Hull.
Nailcote Hall’s owner, Rick Cressman commented: “It’s been a long time coming, but after over 20 years in the making, the golf facilities here at the Hall will give everyone who plays here an experience to enjoy from start to finish. Charley Hull has played in the Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship for the last eight years and she is pleased to have the bar named after her. Let’s hope lots more young ladies follow her lead in the future and appreciate the value of playing a great Par 3 course.
“Par 3 golf gives people a great golfing experience without taking up an excessive amount of time and money and it can be enjoyed by everyone. With the new Champions Pavilion, I am sure we will be able to introduce and entertain many more corporate events and society golf days here at Nailcote Hall – Europe’s number one Par 3 venue.”
Tony Jacklin CBE said of the new development: “As host of the event and as a good friend of Rick Cressman, I’m extremely pleased to see this new clubhouse. It’s long overdue and goes a long way towards us making the Championship bigger and better.”
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