Marriott Golf Hotels offer some of the finest golf courses across the UK, from hosting The Solheim Cup at St. Pierre to The English Open at Hanbury Manor. We now are going to take you through The Marriott Golf Courses and in particular, the signature holes which will leave you with lasting memories on your next Marriott Hotel golf break. We will also offer you some on course tips, so you can make the most out of your round, and play the signature hole like a tour pro!

Marriott Worlsey Park

Worsley Park is a stunning golf course in which the natural environment has been intertwined with the golf course giving the course a natural feel throughout your round. The course is only 6,611 yards from the championship tees but this means a player’s golf management skills are tested as opposed to their length off the tee.

  • Hole 7 – par 3
  • 169 yards (white), 146 yards (yellow)
  • Stroke Index: 8

The 7th hole is dubbed Worsley Park’s gem. The main hazard on this hole is the lake in front of the green however, with trees to the right of the green distance control is a necessity. The safest position to hit is at the front of the green as the putting surface narrows towards the back, making for a harder target.

Marriott Breadsall Priory

Breadsall Priory is home to two incredible golf courses each offering their own challenge and their own stunning views. The Championship Priory course is a magnificent treeline layout with accurate play required in order to negotiate the narrow fairways.

Priory Course

  • Hole 12 – par 4
  • 343 yards (white), 338 yards (yellow)
  • Stroke Index: 6

The 12th hole is known as the courses signature hole. The par 4 is reasonably short but skirts around the natural trees and therefore a straight tee shot is imperative. The raised tee provides players with a stunning view and with the slight dogleg right a small fade is the ideal shot shop.

Moorland Course

  • Hole 3 – par 4
  • 411 yards (white), 401 yards (yellow)
  • Stroke Index: 11

The Moorland course is considerably more open than the priory but the views are still the same. The short par 4, 3rd is dubbed the courses signature hole. The hole is fairly straight and is worth a trying to drive the green if you want to get your round off to a good early start. 292 yards,

Marriott Sprowston Manor

The Manor Course has recently undergone a ‘makeover’ if you like, by esteemed golf architect Ross McMurray who has famously been involved in improvements to Woburn and the creation of the 2010 Ryder Cup course at Celtic Manor. As a result, the course is now 6,547 yards and has already played host to a PGA Euro Pro event.

  • Hole 7 – par 4
  • 362 yards (white), 337 yards (yellow)
  • Stroke Index: 8

The par 4, 7th is The Manor’s signature hole and the main challenge on this hole is to avoid the water that lines the right hand side of the fairway. A draw is the desired shot shape here as you want to slowly bend it round the dog leg. The hole has the potential to meet risk with reward as the further down the fairway you are the more control you will have with your second shot, thus taking the water out of play.

Marriott Tudor Park

The course may not be a modern day monster but the fact it is designed by Donald Steel means that a lack of length has no correlation with a lack of quality.

  • Hole 4 – par 3
  • 183 yards (white), 176 yards (yellow)
  • Stroke Index: 14

The 4th hole at Tudor Park is challenging par 3, although it may appear straight forward with no water hazards or bunkers. They often say in golf, the hardest shot can be the straight shot, and this certainly applies here. The trees lining the left-hand side of the hole will punish anything slightly off line meaning the favored area is to the right of the pin.

Marriott Meon Valley

Meon Valley offers  two options for golfers; The Meon Course, an excellent 18 hole course and also a 9 hole course, perfect for beginners and those eager to improve. The Meon course is often used on the European Senior Tour and therefore is always in immaculate condition earning its unofficial title as one of the best courses in the south of England.

  • Hole 12 – par 3
  • Yardages 183 (white), 176 (yellow)
  • Stroke Index: 14

The 12th hole is a sight for the sore eyes. The downhill par 3 with a lake in front of the green makes for a spectacular tee shot. The water in front of the green and the bunker to the right  will challenge a golfer’s course management and club control and also their club selection. Don’t leave it short or may well be going for a swim.

Marriott Forest of Arden

Marriott Forest of Arden is home to two incredible golf courses both designed by Donald Steel who has created, with the Arden course, one of the most decorated courses in the country as far as hosting tournaments are concerned.

Arden Course

  • Hole 18 – par 3
  • Yardages 207 (white), 194 (yellow)
  • Stroke Index: 9

The 211-yard par 3 18th hole off the whites, is regarded as one of the Arden course’s signature holes. The tee shot is a daunting way to finish the round. With a water hazard in front of the tee box, a slightly heavy tee shot could well ruin your scorecard. Once the tee shot is negotiated, the two greenside bunkers require pinpoint accuracy if you are hoping to reach the green in regulation.

Aylesford Course

  • Hole 18 – par 5
  • 482 yards (white), 75 (yellow)
  • Stroke Index: 9

The 18th hole on the Aylesford course is regarded as the signature hole. A short par 5 requiring two solid shots if you are to reach the green in two. The tee shot favors a slight draw, but then your approach into the par 5 will require a fade, so hopefully you’re able to work the ball and avoid the trees.

Marriott Hanbury Manor

The course was originally designed by 6-time open champion Harry Vardon and since then has been revamped by Jack Nicklaus Jnr in order to make sure the course up to scratch with the way the modern golfer plays the game.

  • Hole 8 – par 4
  • Yardages 425 (white), 405 (yellow)
  • Stroke Index: 1

The par 4, 8th is regarded as the course’s signature hole. The water to the left of the plateaued green, means that a tee shot that is anywhere but the centre of the fairway will leave you with a fairly challenging approach shot. The ideal shot for this hole from the tee is a slight draw and with accuracy the priority here, maybe driver isn’t the best option.

Marriott Hollins Hall

Locating across 200 acres of beautiful Yorkshire countryside, the course at Hollins Hills is one of region’s top courses having previously played host to a Euro Pro Tour Event.

  • Hole 14 – Par 4
  • 363 Yards (white), 329 Yards(yellow)
  • Stroke Index: 8

The par 14th is the course’s signature hole, which requires a straight tee shot to avoid the bunkers and then the approach shot brings water into play, so smart club selection is needed to avoid the aqua on your approach shot.

Marriott St. Pierre

St. Pierre is regarded as one of finest golf resorts in Wales, home to two outstanding championship golf courses. The resort is also an establish tournament venue, having played host to countless championships including The Solheim Cup.

The Old Course

  • Hole 18 – Par 3
  • 236 Yards (White, Yellow)
  • Stroke Index: 8

The Old Course regarded as one of the finest parkland layouts in Wales has previously played host to The Solheim Cup in 1996. The signature hole is undoubtedly the 18th par 3, and requires a precise tee shot onto an elevated green.

The Mathern Course

  • Hole 14 – Par 4
  • 416 Yards (Yellow)
  • Stroke Index – 2

The Mathern Course is much shorter than The Old Course but still provides beautiful views overlooking the Monmouthshire countryside. The signature hole is the No. 14th, which is also one of the toughest holes on the course.  An accurate tee shot is required and getting the correct club on the approach are essential  as the hole crosses over two rivers.

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Nick Martin

Nick Martin

Member of South Herts Golf Club, playing off a handicap of 3. Have played golf in over 10 countries and look forward to playing more in my role with YGT's marketing department.

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