New hotel to be built at golf club

Magnolia Park Golf Club
Magnolia Park Golf Club

A Bucks golf club is building a new hotel on its grounds, a facility that will create 70 additional jobs.

The 30 room Best Western hotel is scheduled for completion later this year.

Once built, positions including general and admin staff, hotel room assistance, food and beverage staff, gym and spa staff, driving range staff and tennis court assistance will be available.

The new hotel is part of a massive redevelopment of facilities at the Magnolia Park golf and country club.

The redevelopment includes plans for a new par three course, designed by golfing legend Tony Jacklin, to replace the existing nine hole course.

The club, based in Boarstall, has also submitted planning permission to build a number of two and four bedroom lodges – which will act as accommodation for staff.

The redevelopment will also include activities such as a fitness centre and spa, an air conditioned gym and aerobics studio, a swimming pool and spa treatment rooms.

These would complement the services already on offer including golf lessons. fishing, archery, clay pigeon shooting and tennis.

The new course will also be the base of the Tony Jacklin Golf Academy, the first time the two-time major winner and former Ryder Cup winning captain has set up an academy.

Later this year, the academy will host the qualifying rounds of the ISGA Schools Cup of Great Britain, an inter school competition for young single handicap golfers - what is hoped will be the first of many at the course.