47 - Top 50 UK & Ireland Stay and Play Carden Park

Stay and Play Carden Park. Golf Monthly takes a look at the Top 50 places to Stay and Play in the UK and Ireland

Carden Park

47 - Top 50 UK & Ireland Stay and Play Carden Park

Designed by Jack Nicklaus and son Steve, The Nicklaus Course at Carden Park provides a solid strategic test with numerous water hazards to negotiate and some good risk/reward holes to test your bravery. Par 4s like the 6th and 17th invite you to have a pop at the green, but you must carry water all the way to succeed. The resort's Cheshire Course has more of a heathland feel with superb views of the surrounding Cheshire countryside and over to the Welsh mountains. Off course, there are many activities to try, from the relaxing spa and swimming pool to quad biking and archery. The hotel has five places to eat including Redmonds Restaurant, which has quickly established itself as one of the destination restaurants in Cheshire.

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Nick Bonfield joined Golf Monthly in 2012 after graduating from Exeter University and earning an NCTJ-accredited journalism diploma from News Associates in Wimbledon. He is responsible for managing production of the magazine, sub-editing, writing, commissioning and coordinating all features across print and online. Most of his online work is opinion-based and typically centres around the Majors and significant events in the global golfing calendar. Nick has been an avid golf fan since the age of ten and became obsessed with the professional game after watching Mike Weir and Shaun Micheel win The Masters and PGA Championship respectively in 2003. In his time with Golf Monthly, he's interviewed the likes of Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Jose Maria Olazabal, Henrik Stenson, Padraig Harrington, Lee Westwood and Billy Horschel and has ghost-written columns for Westwood, Wayne Riley, Matthew Southgate, Chris Wood and Eddie Pepperell. Nick is a 12-handicap golfer and his favourite courses include Old Head, Sunningdale New, Penha Longha, Valderrama and Bearwood Lakes. If you have a feature pitch for Nick, please email nick.bonfield@futurenet.com with 'Pitch' in the subject line. Nick is currently playing: Driver: TaylorMade M1 Fairway wood: TaylorMade RBZ Stage 2 Hybrid: Ping Crossover Irons (4-9): Nike Vapor Speed Wedges: Cleveland CBX Full Face, 56˚, Titleist Vokey SM4, 60˚ Putter: testing in progress! Ball: TaylorMade TP5x