Vale Royal Abbey G.C, Cheshire

In 1996 permission was granted to allow the development of a new golf course with associated housing in the grounds of the Vale Royal Abbey in Cheshire. The original site of the Abbey was destroyed by Henry V111 in 1538 as part of the Dissolution of the Monasteries and whilst later the redesigned House became a country mansion, by the 1990’s it had fallen into disrepair. The planning approval allowed for the renovation of the House and the development of  the course. The course is, by modern day standards at 6450 yds, relatively short , but the layout utilises all the many lovely features of the site and in particular has a selection of short but very testing par 4 holes.