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10 August 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  
   
   

Tewkesbury Park reveals golf course upgrades

  • Playing surfaces now among finest in West of England
  • New photographs show beauty and challenge of refurbished golf course

TEWKESBURY, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, ENGLAND: One of the West of England’s most scenic golf hotels has completed a major series of improvements to its golf course, and has published photographs which showcase its new look.

The work recently undertaken on the 6,579 yard Par 72 golf course at Tewkesbury Park, set in a commanding position overlooking Cheltenham, the Cotswolds, the Severn Valley, the Malverns and the Welsh Mountains, has transformed not only its condition, but also the level of golfing challenge and its aesthetic appearance.

One highlight is the extensive re-bunkering, which has updated the golf course to meet the challenge of the modern game. The work has been overseen by experienced course designer and amateur golf icon Peter McEvoy OBE, with construction work by DAR Golf, the Irish-based bunker construction experts.

"Modern equipment has revolutionised the way elite golfers play the game, and the level of challenge at Tewkesbury Park for the better golfer was one thing which we needed to address" explained McEvoy. “However, it’s also true to say that more casual golfers or higher-handicappers aren’t really seeing much of a performance benefit from all this new technology.

“So another goal with the course works at Tewkesbury Park was to be sympathetic to the playing majority. I think that the average golfer will also find our new-look golf course extremely playable, and naturally even more enjoyable than it was before.”

McEvoy, who remains the only British amateur golfer to make the cut at The Masters, continued: “It has been a pleasure collaborating with DAR, John Clarkin and Chris Bromley on this project, and I am very proud of what has been achieved at Tewkesbury Park."

John Clarkin’s Turfgrass is the agronomic consultant to Tewkesbury Park. “John and the resort’s Head Greenkeeper Chris Bromley have produced playing surfaces which I would say are now the finest in the West of England” said McEvoy.

Clarkin is used to producing world-class surfaces: he also looks after the private facilities of major champions Rory McIlroy and Padraig Harrington. He has also prepared courses for The Ryder Cup, The Solheim Cup and the U.S Open. Turfgrass also consults for the Ladies European Tour.

"I have worked with Peter a great deal over the years, but the Tewkesbury Park work has been amongst the very best work we have done” he said. “This golf course has some wonderful natural assets – especially its centuries-old oak trees, and its panoramic views. Adding top-class playing surfaces has now made Tewkesbury Park the complete golfing experience.

“I must also pay tribute to Chris Bromley who has created such fantastic playing surfaces in little more than a year since his arrival.”

Patrick Jones, General Manager of Tewkesbury Park, is determined to continue the recent progress made by the business. “Tewkesbury Park is now back under family ownership, and the beauty of this is that it provides a greater passion and drive to properly invest for the longer term” he said.

“Through this investment, which already exceeds Ł4m, our family owners have addressed every aspect of the hotel and golf experience for our guests, making the new Tewkesbury Park a true resort, and reinstating it as the iconic property it once was. Of course, none of this would be possible without the dedication and hard work of all the staff here. Through their professionalism and friendly approach, Tewkesbury Park sets itself apart from its rivals”.

Golf photographer Andy Hiseman was recently commissioned to photograph the resort’s new-look golf course, and delivered a portfolio of images which show the extent of the refurbishments at Tewkesbury Park, perfectly lit by mid-summer dawn and evening sunshine.

See www.tewkesburypark.co.uk for more, or call the hotel on +44 (0)1684 295405, or the golf shop on +44 (0)1684 272320 to speak to the PGA professional team at Tewkesbury Park. All emails should go to enquiries@tewkesburypark.co.uk.

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Dawn breaks over the 5th hole at Tewkesbury Park. PHOTO: Andy Hiseman

 

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The beautiful 4th hole at Tewkesbury Park. PHOTO: Andy Hiseman

 

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Majestic views across the golf course towards Cheltenham and the Cotswolds from a hotel room at Tewkesbury Park. PHOTO: Andy Hiseman

 

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Looking across the 10th green towards the commanding hilltop hotel at Tewkesbury Park. PHOTO: Andy Hiseman

 

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Hotel room at Tewkesbury Park. PHOTO: Mark Bolton

 

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Luxury at Tewkesbury Park. PHOTO: Mark Bolton

 

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Leisure at Tewkesbury Park. PHOTO: Mark Bolton

 

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Dining at Tewkesbury Park. PHOTO: Mark Bolton

 

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Treatments at Tewkesbury Park. PHOTO: Mark Bolton

 

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Lounge at Tewkesbury Park. PHOTO: Mark Bolton

 

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Fine cuisine at Tewkesbury Park. PHOTO: Mark Bolton

 

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Our family-owned hotel is set in the beautiful rolling Gloucestershire countryside, with arguably some of the best views in Britain. We pride ourselves on our friendly, unobtrusive service and personal touches that ensure your stay with us is truly memorable. All of our 94 bedrooms have been fully refurbished, with luxurious Hypnos beds, fluffy pillows and 40” Samsung TVs. We have complimentary fast Wi-Fi throughout the hotel and free parking for all. Our extensive facilities include an 18 hole par 73 parkland golf course, academy course and practice range, putting green and pro shop. Our leisure club features a well-equipped gym, squash and tennis courts as well as a fabulous sauna, steam room and indoor swimming pool complete with outdoor hot tub and sun deck. We’ve even put a buzzer next to the hot tub so you don’t have to leave the bubbles to order your bubbles! Whether you are looking to relax and get away from it all - or you want to play hard with our extensive sporting and fitness facilities we are sure that you will find your time here well-spent.