The Club is located in beautiful Warwickshire countryside just five miles north of Shakespeare's Stratford-upon-Avon. Centred around Howard Swann's majestic parkland creation, the club was formed in 1993. In subsequent years a clubhouse was built and then substantially extended. Recently the dining and bar areas have been modernised and refurbished.
The course offers a challenge to golfers of all abilities whether they have low or high handicaps. It is surrounded by neighbouring conservation woodland and farmland so there is plenty of wildlife with ducks, geese and swans attracted to the lakes whilst, overhead, buzzards are a common sight along with a kestrel which has taken up residence. Swallows abound in the summer months and sweep low beside golfers as they walk down the fairways. Many visitors remark what a peaceful and quiet course it is.
The club was privately owned from the start but became a Members’ Club in July 2016 when the then long-standing owners decided to retire. Accordingly, responsibility for the club now rests with the Board of Directors, click here for their details. They are appointed by the members at the Annual General Meeting at which all members can attend and vote.
The day to day running of the Club is carried out by the General Manager, Nigel Powell, the Finance Manager, Gayle Beaumont and their staff. The Course Manager is James Cleaver who is supported by his team of Greenkeepers.
Nigel & Gayle are employees of the club as well as directors. All the directors are regularly in or around the club which provides the opportunity for members to discuss matters with them. In addition to direct contact, frequent updates on club developments are sent to members.
The club has always had a reputation for being friendly and inclusive. There are vibrant Ladies’ and Seniors’ sections and the Men’s Section run a competition every Thursday during the season and competitions most weekends. The Ladies, likewise, hold a Main Day competition midweek on a Wednesday with an Alternate Day competition at the weekend and the Seniors’ competitions are on Tuesdays. All sections arrange inter-club matches. Organised Mixed Golf takes place throughout the season.
We are a forward-thinking club, priding ourselves on good value and a passion for a great golfing experience. The opportunity is there to play golf at a variety of levels, be it in club competitions, matches against other clubs, or just social golf with a group of friends. We are especially pleased to be one of the first clubs to have been awarded the R&A Women in Golf Charter, which demonstrates our commitment to furthering women’s interests in golf and a modern and inclusive attitude to membership.
The Club also has an excellent driving range and practice facilities for all aspects of your game, along with Andy Dunbar, teaching professional, providing both small group sessions and individual lessons to cure those annoying little faults that creep into our game.
If you are thinking of joining or visiting the club and would like further information, please contact us on 01789 731982.