In 2013, it was announced that the proposed path of the new high speed train was to go through Ingestre Park Golf Club. Fast forward 8 years and we are now in a position to reconfigure the course to allow Ingestre Park GC to survive and thrive with 12 new holes and the upgrading of 6 existing holes. Course architects - (International Design Group) and course construction contractors - (MJ Abbott Ltd), are creating what will be a truly special golf course.
Here is the map of the reconfigued course and a few highlights from the design to tease you.
A tempting short par4 which is riddled with danger as the fairway swoops around a lake to the green. A perfect opening hole!
Whilst we are sad to be losing one of the most iconic 18th holes in the Midlands, we are going to replace it with one which we think is even better! The downhill par 5 is being replaced with a delightful par 3, over a lake and in front of the Club House. No pressure!
A stunning par 3 with the teeing ground surounded by new lake to a green which is well guarded by bunkers.
It's decision time. Play safe down the right side or risk the shortcut up the left for the easier approach to the green. Either way, it's a treat of a hole.
Work is well underway constructing the new hole1, hole 9 and the redesigned 18th hole. The 18th levels are taking shape with the elevated tee area, large lake dug and new green shape pegged out. Things are really starting to take shape and the excitement within the membership is very notable.