Staverton Estate is renowned locally for two things: the super
greens which are playable throughout the calendar year, and the warm welcome
reserved for all those fortunate enough to visit, making it a joy for all who
choose it for a golf break.
Since opening in 1977, the parkland layout has matured
greatly, and the course has grown and bedded in, with numerous hazards,
including lakes and severe bunkers, posing a considerable challenge to all standards of golfers.
The front nine is undulating with some severe elevation
changes, making for some tricky second shots. The back nine is flatter but features
a great mix of holes, from the gorgeous par 3 12th to the thrilling finale on
Staverton Park's resident PGA professionals are fully
qualified to offer excellent tuition for both beginners and established
Signature Hole: 11th – Par 5, 554 yards
The signature 11th is the perfect risk/reward par 5 which
invites the longer hitters to have a crack at reaching the green in two. Keep
your tee shot as far right as you can without over-cooking it into the trees.
This will set up an easier second shot; however a stream short of the green,
plus a large bunker front-left, will test both your nerve and your ability to
keep a fairway wood or long-iron on target. If you are not confident of
carrying the stream, lay up short to set up a birdie chance.