'Hole new world' opens at historic golf course
5:01pm Monday 21st April 2014 in News
TEE TIME: Former Ryder Cup star Philip Price tests out the driving range at Tenby Golf Club, watched by Edwina Hart and greens staff. PICTURE: Gareth Davies Photography (5559738)
THREE exciting new facilities have been officially opened at Wales’ oldest golf course by former Ryder Cup star, Philip Price and Wales tourism minister, Edwina Hart
They pair were at Tenby Golf Club last Wednesday (April 16) to launch the developments - an eight-bay covered driving range, professionals’ teaching studio and new bedrooms for visitors wishing to ‘stay and play’.
The minister also saw first-hand some of the winter storm damage caused to the course, which has received Welsh Government funding for repair work.
The club - established in 1888, and with its links course recognised as one of the best in Wales - took the first steps towards the new projects in 2010, when it converted the first three of its Dormy House bedrooms.
Later that year, a new open-air driving range, three-hole short game course and practice area were also developed as part of the Ryder Cup Wales legacy-backed project.
Last year, work got underway to create four new en-suite bedrooms and covering the range, as well as providing a teaching studio for the club professionals, Rhys Harry and Tom Hilling.
Earlier in the day, Mrs Hart opened the new Red Roses by-pass and visited the new beach centre and Coast Restaurant at Coppet Hall, near Saundersfoot.
Coast, which opened to the public on Easter Monday, has been set up by Neil Kedward and Zoe Agar from The Grove, Narberth, with Will Holland as head chef.
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