GOLF COURSE SWINGS INTO
ACTION AT TEMPLEPATRICK, NORTHERN IRELAND
million invested in "The Golf Club" at Stakis Park Hotel
first round of golf at the new 18 hole PGA championship golf course,
"The Golf Club" at Stakis Park, Templepatrick, Northern
Ireland took place on Tuesday 1 June 1999.
7000 yard, par 71 course cost £1.7 million to develop and
is located on 220 acres of parkland on the Caste Upton Estate in
Templepatrick, County Antrim. The course is only the second one
in Northern Ireland built to US Golf Association specifications
and was designed by leading golf professionals, David Feherty and
David Jones of Northern Ireland.
Donald, newly appointed Golf Director at Stakis Park comments, "I
am pleased to report that we already have a very healthy membership
which is increasing all the time and have signed up a number of
Corporate and Golf Society Days."
Golf Club is a real challenge for the world's best professionals
as well as being suitable for players of all abilities. The designers
have produced a great range of holes making use of the natural features
along with five man-made lakes and a course comprising no less than
12 water hazards."
Golf Club also features a putting green and a practice ground offering
individual tuition as well as a golf academy and a pro shop selling
the latest clothing and equipment.
expertise lies in organising events tailored to meet individual
and corporate needs from golfing tuition to team building,"
continues Bill Donald.
four star Stakis Park hotel, adjoining The Golf Club, opened in
June 1998 and features 130 en suite bedrooms as well as a 12,500
sq ft Living Well health club. The hotel's restaurant catering for
140 people, offers international cuisine with panoramic views across
the golf course. Upstairs the more informal Kinahan's Brasserie
and Bar overlooks the 18th green.
Golf Club overlooks the spectacular County Antrim hill and is within
easy access of Belfast airports, ferry ports and Belfast City Centre.