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6th September 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  

New 'Signature Hole' for Blue Mountain Golf Club

BINFIELD, BERKSHIRE, UK … Look out Bracknell area golfers: there’s a new ‘signature’ hole in the making at Blue Mountain, but beware – it might just consign your golf balls to a watery grave.

The Par Four 13th hole at Binfield’s BLUE MOUNTAIN G&CC runs alongside the busy Temple Way road, which is lined with houses. Following a health & safety review, the club has announced that it will start to remodel the hole in September, to minimise the chance of golf balls straying onto the road.

This is good news for golfers, as the work includes extending an existing lake to stretch across the full width of the fairway, turning the approach to the 13th green into a nerve-wracking test of skill. The hole will become a classic “short Par Four”, and is sure to become one of the Bracknell area’s most talked-about holes.

The 13th will also be slightly lengthened, and will become more of a ‘dog leg’, with the tees repositioned. A lateral water hazard will also be created to run along the full length of the hole.

The changes will make the hole more challenging and strategic, with a shorter ‘lay-up’ shot off the tee which removes the risk of golfers hitting it high, wide and not-so-handsome off the golf course with their driver.

The following hole, the Par Three 14th, will be shortened and improved at the same time.

Work starts in mid-September, and the enlarged lake is set to come into play within a month. The full remodelling will be complete before the start of the 2014 golf season. The 13th will still be in play while changes are made, although at times it will be reduced to a temporary Par Three while workmen are on site.

“Golfers are about to face a new challenge at Blue Mountain, which will enhance their golf for years to come” said James Elster, the club’s General Manager. “It is a good example of how Crown Golf is investing in the future of Blue Mountain Golf & Conference Centre, which continues to be one of Berkshire’s most popular venues not just for golf, but for weddings, parties, banquets, meetings and conferences.”


CONTACT BLUE MOUNTAIN: James Elster, +44 (0)1344 300200, bluemountain-manager@crown-golf.co.uk  
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13th hole, Blue Mountain G&CC, showing the lake (right) which will be extended across the front of the green.



The award-winning Crown Golf group has 25 UK golf facilities and 38 golf courses in its portfolio. With pride in customer service and innovation, Crown Golf (established in 1994) aims to provide an outstanding golf experience for its members and visitors, tailor-made to suit the lifestyles and needs of a wide range of golfers. The company’s flagship is the European Tour venue St Mellion International Resort, home to The Nicklaus Signature Course – the first in the UK to be designed by 18-time Major-winner Jack Nicklaus.


Resting in 200 acres of beautiful Berkshire countryside is Blue Mountain Golf and Conference Centre. With easy access to both Bracknell and Reading and in easy reach of the M4 and M3. Blue Mountain is the premier venue for Conferences, Weddings, Parties and Golf in Berkshire. The venue, complete with seven fully air conditioned conference and banqueting suites for up to 650 delegates, an 18 hole golf course and 33 bay driving range offers a friendly and warm welcome to visitors and members alike. At Blue Mountain we can host any special event in a selection of our exquisite banqueting suites catering for up to 400 guests. Each room offers stunning views of our peaceful golf course surrounded by beautiful lakes and landscaped gardens, a perfect location for special occasions such as weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, corporate dinners and seasonal balls. Our challenging, undulating par 70, 18 hole parkland golf course which brings water into play on more than one occasion also boasts a fleet of buggies and a newly refurbished 33 bay floodlit driving range, ideal for warming up before play or is the perfect place to learn with one of our golf professionals seven days a week. Blue Mountain G&CC is part of the Crown Golf group.