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Carden Park Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa

Broxton Rd,

nr Chester, Cheshire SY14 7HZ

  • Office

    +44 (0)1829 731 000
  • Pro shop

    +44 (0)1829 731 635
  • Fax

    +44 (0)1829 731 032
  • Golf pro

    Steve Priest (Head PGA Professional)
  • Academy

    Carden Park Golf Academy

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Rural countryside.

  • Designer:

    Alan Higgins

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
6824
6348
5561
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
72
72
72

At the same location:

18-hole par-72 Nicklaus course (7045 yds from back tees); 9-hole par-3 Azalea course.

Location

Latitude:

53.074927

Longitude:

-2.806637

How to get 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.

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

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.

Est. 1993

Carden Park Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa (Cheshire 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). The playing characteristics of the Cheshire course are aligned to those of a classic British heathland course, in contrast to the more water-laden features of Carden Park's slightly longer and tougher Nicklaus layout. Although the threat posed by water and bunkering is less pronounced on the Cheshire course, you'll need to concentrate on hitting the generally straight or slightly dog-legging fairways, while avoiding the often punishing grassy rough that lies beyond them. Water does make one or two telling appearances, especially alongside the fairways of the short par-4 3rd and 18th holes, and off the tee and around the green at the short par-4 12th. The gently undulating and relatively open terrain of most of the layout gives way to a more wooded feel on the closing stretch, as the course plays up and into a copse of trees. From its higher elevation, the tee-box of the excellent, downhill par-4 18th, provides a wonderful panorama out onto the Cheshire countryside and across to Wales (which is only three miles away to the west).

List of courses: England - Lancs / Cheshire
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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes on Nicklaus or Cheshire courses: weekdays £50; weekends £60.

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play packages, etc. [Last updated: 2019].

Other information

Soft spikes only. Players generally walk this course.

Practice facilities

Excellent

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.

Published ranking

2019 Golf World rating: 28th best Stay&Play golf resort in Britain & Ireland.

Where2Stay

  • Carden Park Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa4-star

    Carden Park, Broxton, Cheshire CH3 9DQ

    +44 (0)1829 731 000

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    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.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Carden Park (Nicklaus and Cheshire courses)

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      No

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Portal; Delamere Forest; Sandiway; Hawkestone Park

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