Stay & play stoke park
The Buckinghamshire resort oozes quality, with first-class accommodation and 27 holes of golf
The Golf Colt Alison (1-9) par 36, 3,509 yards (10-18) par 35, 3,242 yards Lane Jackson (19-27) par 36, 3,089 yards The golf at Stoke Park comes in the shape of three nine-hole designs that were originally laid out by Harry Colt in 1908. Set in the rolling grounds of the impressive mansion house, this is quintessential English parkland golf.
The Colt nine has just reopened after a significant makeover that transformed the network of bunkers that define and protect the layout. There might be 23 fewer than before, but a complete overhaul of the shaping has made them more imposing from the tee. What’s more, many have been repositioned, meaning the Colt is a far greater test of strategy.
A similar revamp of the Alison and Lane Jackson nines is due to take place over consecutive winters. Whichever combination you opt for, golf at Stoke Park is an enjoyable experience for players of all abilities. Also play… The Buckinghamshire. A similarly impressive parkland set-up just 20 minutes from Stoke Park. Accommodation From the moment you first set eyes on the mansion house, it’s clear – Stoke Park exudes luxury. The main building is a stunning centrepiece that combines imposing reception rooms with a small range of individually designed bedrooms. The sumptuous decor is a perfect match for the grandeur of the mansion itself. The suites and bedrooms in the Pavilion offer a more contemporary feel and come with everything you could possibly need, even mood lighting! For an extra-special element to your stay, the fine-dining experience at Humphry’s is a must. Where else… Take in a show at the intimate Theatre Royal in nearby Windsor (theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk). An aerial view of Stoke Park