Carden Park completes £1m investment in golf offering

18 June 2024

The prestigious Carden Park in Cheshire has committed an estimated £1million to enhance its entire golf offering, improving the guest experience and sustainability throughout.

The five-star resort is home to two championship golf courses – including the Nicklaus course, designed by golfing legend Jack and his son Steve – and will benefit from major upgrades including a new buggy fleet and refurbished cart paths.

Meanwhile, the Cheshire course - which first opened in 1993 – has seen new lining installed across all bunkers in a two-part project completed last month.

As part of the resort’s long-term commitment to sustainability, the new 59-strong fleet of golf buggies run on lithium batteries, which boast significantly improved lifespan, efficiency and temperature tolerance when compared to the common lead acid alternative. Across both courses, £150,000 has been invested in cart path restoration to maintain standards after the winter months.

The resort has also added two Greensmaster® eTriFlex electric mowers – which, significantly, are emission-free when compared to the diesel alternatives that had been used previously. More advanced and efficient than their predecessors, the state-of-the-art electric mowers also carry benefits including heavily reduced noise pollution and the elimination of potentially harmful chemicals such as hydraulic fluid. The machines have been sourced from Cheshire Turf Machinery, which has been serving the area for more than 25 years.

Away from the golf courses, Carden Park have also began refurbishing many of the hotel’s opulent rooms and suites. Prototype rooms with new furnishings and state-of-the-art showers have already been completed, each enjoying magnificent views across the estate.

Hamish Ferguson, director and general manager at Carden Park, said: “Constantly improving is at the core of our ethos at Carden Park – as technology evolves, it’s a fact of the hospitality world that guest expectations will evolve as well, and we always want to stay ahead of that curve.

“With that in mind, we have been investing heavily across the entire resort for four years now and golf remains a crucial part of what we offer as a resort.”

Josh Dhallu, golf business manager at Carden Park, said: “With the summer season now here, we’re very happy with the changes we have made across our entire golf offering to ensure that the experience for our members and guests remains fresh and enjoyable.

“Our team are firm believers in doing whatever we can to look after the environment and that extends to our greenkeeping staff, so the new lithium-battery buggies and electric mowers are welcome additions to the resort and are designed to improve the player experience as well as sustainability.”

A stone’s throw from the England-Wales border, Carden Park is a 1,000-acre estate within easy driving distance of Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham, Chester and Wrexham.

The resort’s immersive spa, hailed as one of the best in the UK, opened in 2020 and is currently nominated for two awards by the Good Spa Guide – ‘Best Hotel Spa’ and ‘Best Spa for Sustainability’. The Spa at Carden features one of the country’s biggest outdoor spa gardens, a panoramic sauna and extensive treatment menu all tucked in stunning Cheshire countryside.

For dining at Carden Park, guests can choose between Rosette awarded experience The Vines, the modern Elements Restaurant or the ambient Redmond’s Brasserie, where buffet-style breakfast is also served each morning.

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About Carden Park

Carden Park Hotel - Cheshire’s Country Estate – is located amidst the beautiful Cheshire countryside on 1,000 acres of estate.

Home to two championship golf courses and a line-up of world-class facilities, Carden Park is an idyllic all-in-one destination for golf getaways, corporate golf days or golf memberships. Golfers can experience both the Nicklaus course – designed by golfing legend Jack and his son Steve – and the Cheshire course, both set to the tranquil and picturesque English countryside. A wide range of tee options are available on both courses to ensure a fun and playable round for golfers of all abilities.

Away from the fairways, guests can enjoy the full comfort of the spacious clubhouse, with state-of-the-art changing rooms and a pro shop as well as Jack’s Bar offering panoramic views across the Cheshire course. Both courses are served by a covered Toptracer driving range and short-game practice areas, as well as full club fitting facilities to help guests find their perfect clubs. Golfers can also benefit from an officially accredited PGA Academy led by experienced professionals. The resort offers a number of stay-and-play or corporate packages to suit any party, with optional extras including freshly made food or professional golf coaching available to enhance the experience.

With 197 stunning bedrooms including four Carden Luxury Suites, a new £10 million spa with one of the largest spa gardens in the UK, a newly refurbished Leisure Club, award winning restaurants and highly acclaimed conference and meeting facilities, Carden Park is unrivalled as a venue for pleasure and business pursuits. 2021 saw further investment in the facilities including the Rosette awarded restaurant The Vines, with Executive Chef Graham Tinsley MBE, as well as the outdoor adventure ropes course named Vertigo at Carden and upgrades to overnight accommodation.

Located just off the A41, close to the village of Broxton, Carden Park is 14 miles from Chester railway station and approximately 40 minutes by car from Manchester International Airport.

Key Information

The Nicklaus Course
- Opened 1998
- Par 72
- 7,045 yards

The Cheshire Course
- Opened 1993
- Par 72
- 6,824 yards


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