Spotlight on… Cheshire
There’s plenty to do in Cheshire. From fantastic stately homes to gorgeous gardens, there is something for everyone to see!
The county is a hive of activity throughout the year, playing host to events for all – re-enactments, parades and exhibitions take place at Cheshire’s historic houses throughout the year. And if you’re planning a weekend away, why not fit in a round of golf at some of these tremendous tracks…
Mottram Hall is home to a stunning 18th-century Georgian house and an 18-hole championship golf course. The par-72 golf course was designed by international golf architect Dave Thomas, and is set in magnificent, undulating woodland. Tree-lined fairways and strategically-placed bunkers all combine to offer golfers a memorable experience every time they tee off. Mottram Hall also offers some fantastic practice facilities, including putting greens and a driving range.
Macdonald Portal Hotel Golf & Spa is set in the heart of the rolling Cheshire countryside. The 18-hole Championship and Premier Golf Courses, and the 9-hole Arderne course, have established Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf & Spa as a distinctive, world-class golf venue. The Championship Course meanders through rolling parkland, testing golfers with play around mature trees and beautiful water features as they approach tournament-style USGA greens, all with stunning views over five different counties.
The Championship Course at Shrigley Hall is set in 262 acres of glorious Cheshire countryside. This true championship course is a real test of skill and stamina, whatever your handicap. The 18-hole, par-71 course was designed by celebrated architect Donald Steel, who has worked on every Open Championship venue in the country.
A luxury resort located in the heart of the Cheshire countryside, Carden Park has a prestigious reputation and two high-quality golf courses, the Cheshire course and the Nicklaus course. Both golf courses present golfers with a unique and challenging round; the Nicklaus course leads you around the front of the Cheshire Country Estate, while the Cheshire Course ends with stunning views of the Welsh hills.
Designed in 1998 by Simon Gidman, Vale Royal Golf Club holds all the values of a traditional members golf club. Vale Royal Golf Course is a par-72 parkland course that measures 6,463 yards in length, and its USGA greens and tees make it playable all year round. Although the golf club is relatively new, Vale Royal actually dates back to the 13th century, and its spectacular great hall makes for an impressive place to hold an event. The club also boasts a practice range, chipping area and putting green, which are available for visitors to use.
The 18 hole, 6,882 -yard, par-71 course at The Mere was designed by James Braid, and created out of 150 acres of Cheshire parkland in 1934. Today, the Championship course boasts a reputation as one of the best maintained and highest quality golf courses in the North of England. Surrounded by mature trees and flowering banks, complete with stunning views over the Mere Lake, the course offers the charm of the Cheshire countryside coupled with a range of challenging features to test your precision and driving skills!