The Grove’s golfing complex opened to a fanfare of publicity, having been designed by Kyle Phillips, who shot to fame with his incredible creation at Kingsbarns. His terrific layout at The Grove has lived up to its billing, and successfully hosted the world’s best professionals for the American Express World Golf Championship in 2006 which was won by former world no. 1 Tiger Woods.

The Grove also played host to the 2016 British Masters, which had returned to The European Tour schedule in 2015 after an 8 years absence. The tournament was hosted by also a former world no. 1 Luke Donald.