De Vere Challenge at Oulton Hall sees Directors of Golf Reign Supreme
De Vere Oulton Hall plays host to the inaugural challenge match bewtween Directors of Golf and Head Greenkeepers from across De Vere's portfolio of resorts.
Figureheads from across De Vere's impressive portfolio of resorts descended upon De Vere Oulton Hall earlier this week, with the brand's Directors of Golf challenging their Head Greenkeepers and Course Managers.
The event brought together key members of the De Vere Golf team, who have been central to the success of the De Vere Club, guiding a number of resorts to industry and hospitality awards. De Vere continues to be a key investor across all aspects of golf within the UK, investing significant amounts of money in renovation at many of th resorts, continuing to enhance guest experiences.
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De Vere Mottram Hall to Host ISPS HANDA PGA Seniors Championship
De Vere Mottram Hall unveiled as new venue for flagship European Senior Tour Event.
De Vere Mottram Hall, Cheshire, will kick-start De Vere's Championship golf season after being named as the new host venue for the ISPS HANDA PGA Seniors Championship from Thursday 6th - Sunday 9th June.
The announcement is recognition of the venue's burgeoning reputation, which will be further underlined by the completiton of a major £6 million renovation in April.
Legends from the world of golf are expected to compete, in what is widely regarded as one of the premier tournaments on the European Senior Tour schedule. 2012 Rookie of the Year, Paul Wesselingh, is the defending champion and will headline an event that in recent years has welcomed Ryder Cup Captains Ian Woosnam, Sam Torrance and Mark James, as well as former Masters and Open Championship winner, Sandy Lyle, and ex Ryder Cup players, Barry Lane and Constantino Rocca.
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The Belfry Headlines Award-Winning Night for De Vere at the 59Club Awards
De Vere Golf resorts recognised at the prestigigious '59 Club Awards' following several awards for flagship venues.
The strength of the De Vere Golf portfolio was underlined at the annual '59 Club Awards' with The Belfry, Slaley Hall and Carden Park, scooping significant awards on the night for De Vere. The Belfry, host venue for the event, was the big winner after picking up four awards including the honour of being 'Best Venue - The Ultimate UK Golf Experience'.
Further awards followed for European Tour venue, Slaley Hall in Northumberland, which picked up 'Sales Team of the Year' and the 'Silver Flag' Award, while Carden Park in Cheshire was named 'Golf Membership Team of the Year', 'Leading Individual Performance by a Golf Operation Team', as well as the prestigious 'Golf Flag' Award, underlining a highly-successful evening for the four-time Ryder Cup host venue, which is currently undergoing a major £30 million refurbishment.
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Ian Knox takes over as the new Director of Golf
Ian Knox takes over as Director of Golf and will oversee major renovations at iconic Ryder Cup venue The Belfry.
The Belfry, near Birmingham, one of the world's most renowned golf resorts and the only four-time host of the Ryder Cup matches, had appointed industry expert Ian Knox as its new Director of Golf.
Knox has over twenty years of experience in the hotel and leisure industry and will prove invaluable in overseeing The Belfry's £30 million refurbishment, which when completed will mark the beginning of an exciting new era for the world-famous resort.
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De Vere Club Revolution continues with addition of The Belfry
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De Vere Hits The Today's Golfer Travel Awards for Six
- De Vere claim an impressive six awards as readers vote in the 2013 Today’s Golfer Travel Awards
- The Belfry completes a clean sweep in the East & Midlands category after being named as the ‘Best Course’ and ‘Best Hotel / Resort’ in the region
- De Vere Carden Park wins the award for ‘Best Hotel / Region in the North of England’, and there were further awards for Slaley Hall, Belton Woods and Cameron House on Loch Lomond
- The awards underline De Vere’s on-going commitment to service excellence and the dedication of its staff across each of De Vere’s 12 resorts in the UK
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Golfing Legend Colin Montgomerie announced as De Vere Golf Ambassador
- De Vere Golf welcomes golfing legend Colin Montgomerie as its latest ambassador
- Montgomerie joins Olympic Gold Medalist, Katherine Grainger, and Scottish Rugby legend, Gavin Hastings as De Vere ambassadors
- “I am really proud to be working with De Vere,” commented 2010 winning Ryder Cup captain, Montgomerie
- Montgomerie will represent De Vere’s leading luxury golf resorts, including 12 venues and 19 golf courses throughout the UK
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Mottram Hall Refurbishment
Join us on our journey
The renovations will enhance & modernise this iconic property whilst restoring many of the traditional elegant features. Together this will make Mottram Hall one of the leading resorts hotels in the North of England.
- In June we opened our new restaurant The Carrington Grill. The best British dishes using the best possible ingredients.
- We have lovingly restored the bar, lounge and reception areas to their original splendor.
- With a brand new Halfway House and Claret Jug. Golf at De Vere Mottram Hall is a brand new experience. Come down and check out the new refurbishments.
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Wilmslow Road, Mottram St Andrews, Cheshire, SK10 4QT
England Golf Deliver Grant To The Belfry to Subsidise New Adult Learning Programme.
The Belfry receives grant from England Golf, designed to grow the game amongst adults looking to get started in golf.
A free hour-long session will be provided by PGA Qualified Golf Professionals at The Belfry's PGA National Academy for beginner adults on Wednesday November 28th. The professionals will conduct clinics and a series of demonstrations, before teaching the beginners basic funadmentals such as grip and stance. The full 8-week programme will begin in the first week of January, with each session costing just £5 per person.
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3 time Ryder Cup Captain visits Wychwood Park
Bernard Gallacher hosts exclusive Media Day at De Vere Wychwood Park in Cheshire.
8-time Ryder Cup player and 3-time Ryder Cup Captain, Bernard Gallacher, visited Wychwood Park recently for an exclusive media golf day hosted by De Vere. Gallacher, who captained the European Team on three separate occasions, including The Belfry in 1993, joined a plethora of golf journalists from up-and-down the country at the Cheshire based venue. He was rich in praise for the resort, which has hosted several high-profile events this year, including the European Tour’s Qualifying School and the developmental EuroPro Tour.
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Carden Park Charity Golf Day
Carden Park charity golf day raises over £2,000.
The Carden Park charity golf day in aid of the British Heart Foundation and Nightingale House Hospice, Wrexham, was held on Thursday 18th October. In total 11 teams all competed through the challenging 18 holes of the Nicklaus course.
Spirits were high (if not a bit muddy!) as everyone entered the Clubhouse for their 3 course evening dinner and awards presentation. The winning team completed with an impressive score of 86, seen here with their prize of a 2 ball golf game each.
The Carrick's Scott Henry Claims Maiden Challenge Tour Victory.
Scott Henry on brink of European Tour following play-off victory in Kazakhstan Open.
The Carrick on Loch Lomond Tour Professional, Scott Henry, claimed his breakthrough win on the European Challenge Tour at the lucrative Kazahstan Open. With just five events remaining on the schedule, the 25 year old Glaswegian vaulted from 48th to 5th in the Challenge Tour Rankings. Victory also gives Henry every chance of claiming European Tour card for next season, which is offered to the Top 20 players in the rankings at the end of the year. To read more click here.
De Vere's Charity Golf Day At Oulton Hall Raises Over £7,500 For The British Heart Foundation.
Paul Maddy Wins Veka and Network Veka Open at De Vere Wychwood Park.
Maddy claims PGA EuroPro Tour victory after course record 62.
De Vere Wychwood Park, one of the country's leading championship golf courses, hosted the PGA EuroPro Tour this weekend, as some of Europe's best young golfers gathered to contest the Veka and Network Veka Open.
The tournament was won by Cambridgeshire's Paul Maddy, who finished the three-round event at 10-under par for a two-shot victory Scott Fallon from North London. Maddy entered the final round with a two-stroke lead following a blistering second round course record of 62. With victory, he picked up the winner's cheque of £10,000 and climbed to third place in the Order of Merit, in line to claim one of the five Challenge Tour cards up for grabs at the end of the season.
Players and sponsors were quick to praise the impresive venue, which will host the European Tour Qualifying School next month.
De Vere Club Member Scoops Once-In-A-Lifetime Trip To The Ryder Cup.
De Vere Club prize winner will fly out to Chicago next month for The Ryder Cup in Medinah.
The Belfry is back at De Vere
The De Vere Group has announced that it has secured the management contract to operate iconic Ryder Cup host venue, The Belfry.
KSL Capital Partners LLC acquire The Belfry and award management contract to De Vere Group.
- KSL, a private equity firm specialising in travel and leisure enterprises, acquire iconic hotel and golf resort - its first resort investment in Europe.
- Ryder Cup legends and governing body Chief Executives support De Vere's return to The Belfry.
- Comprehensive renovation planned to re-establish The Belfry as one of Europe's premier destinations.
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Great British Hospitality Open.
De Vere welcomes a host of sporting legends to De Vere Herons' Reach for the inaugural De Vere Great British Hospitality Open.
On the eve of The Open Championship, De Vere Herons' Reach welcomed a plethora of sports stars, including De Vere Club ambassadors Freddie Flintoff, Harry Redknapp, Sophie Horn and Gavin Hastings for the inaugural De Vere Great British Hospitality Open.
They were joined by a host of distinguished guests from the golf industry, as well as several celebrity guests, including Glasgow Rangers Manager Walter Smith, cricket legend David Lloyd and former Ryder Cup captain Colin Montgomerie. The tournament was won by Freddie Flintoff and his team with 86 points and raised over £35,000 for the British Heart Foundation, the Elizabeth Montgomerie Foundation and the Andrew Flintoff Foundation...
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