Carden Park Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa (Nicklaus course)

4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   Carden Park Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa (Nicklaus course) Est. 1998

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Carden Park Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa (Nicklaus course): Carden Park, located in the heart of Cheshire's pleasantly rolling countryside, is home to two contrasting 18-hole championship golf courses (as well as a 9-hole par-3 course and a teaching academy). With Nicklaus designed courses something of a rarity in England, Carden Park is able to boast a layout that contains all the hallmarks of a classic Golden Bear golf course. The water-laden closing stretch, as on many a Nicklaus design, is capable of giving your scorecard something of a mauling. Much of the layout is relatively open, almost links-like at times, with grassy earthmounds and plenty of pot bunkers giving good definition to the holes. Water hazards are threateningly in play on over half the holes, providing several testing tee and approach shots, not least at the 6th and 14th, two very good short par-4's. Holes like the par-4 15th and par-4 7th reinforce the layout's reputation as a "thinking man's golf course"; on both occasions you need to decide which side of the split-fairway to aim at, hopefully avoiding the water that runs down the middle. Especially on the closing stretch, a greater premium is placed on course management than wayward hitting from the tee. Variety of golfing challenge is at the heart of this excellent Nicklaus design, which to all intents and purposes, fits well into its picturesque, rural environment. Apart from a few longish green-to-tee walks and a modest climb back to the Clubhouse from the final green, the course is not too onerous to walk, even if the majority of golfers seem more at home driving round in golf buggies.

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Carden Park Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa
Broxton Rd,
nr Chester, Cheshire SY14 7HZ
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Office   +44 (0)1829 731 000
Pro Shop   +44 (0)1829 731 636

  +44 (0)1829 731 032

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Golf Pro
Steve Priest (Head PGA Professional)
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Open parkland.
Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
Surroundings: Rural countryside.
Designer: Jack Nicklaus & Steve Nicklaus
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 7045 5906 5211
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 72 72 72
At the Same Location:
18-hole par-72 Cheshire course (6824 yds from back tees); 9-hole par-3 Azalea course.
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How2Get There?

10 miles S of Chester
FROM NANTWICH follow the A51 west, direction Chester / Wrexham. After 1.5 miles at traffic lights, take the A534 direction Wrexham. After 12.5 miles Carden Park is on your left. FROM CHESTER head south on the A41, direction Whitchurch. After approx 10 miles turn right onto the A534 direction Wrexham. After 1 mile Carden Park is on your left.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes on Nicklaus or Cheshire courses: weekdays £50; weekends £60. [Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance.
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Other Information
Non-metal spike facility. Walking permitted at all times.

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Did you know?

The history of Carden Park dates back to the early 17th century, when the land was acquired by the Leche Family. An elegant Hall was built and the grounds of the park landscaped and stocked with deer. The Hall survived a ransacking by Oliver Cromwell's troops during the English Civil War (1642-1651), but did not survive a partygoers cigarette, resulting in it burning down in 1912. Photographs of the Hall show a decorated timber framed building, which is reflected in the rebuilt Hotel which you see today.

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Latitude: (53.074927)
Longitude: (-2.806637)
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Carden Park Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa 4-star
Carden Park, Broxton, Cheshire CH3 9DQ
+44 (0)1829 731 000

This 190-room Hotel and Spa is located in a beautiful 750-acre country estate. A combination of history and luxury await you at Carden Park, as well as two championship golf courses. The historic Roman city of Chester, with its famous medieval walls and wonderful cathedral, is just 14 miles away.

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