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|Marriott St. Pierre - Chepstow****
Just across the Severn Bridge and into Wales you wil find the racing town of Chepstow. A surprisingly small town, given its strategic position and historical importance and nowadays its popularity amongst racegoers. But large enough for an afternoon strolling the High Street, castle (well worth an hour or two) and possibly a riverside pint followed by dinner in one of a choice of restaurants.
The Marriott hotel and golf courses sit on one edge of the town grouped around the 11th Century Norman church of St. Peter and 14th century manor that forms the central portion of the hotel. New, sympathetic, wings have been added to the fine old stone buildings. These wings house extra bedrooms, the golf Clubhouse, pool and spa.
Internally the reception and lobby areas of the hotel are redolent of a stately home with oak panelling, rael fires and stuccoed ceilings. Once in your room however, you will be surrounded by the latest in Marriott creature comforts.
There are two restaurants: Morgan's for fine dining and the sportier Zest restaurant beside the indoor pool and fitness area.
St. Pierre - Old Course
|St. Pierre - Mathern
Architects: Mackenzie Ross (1945)
& D. Steel (1999)
18 holes: 6,268yds: par 72.
A less exacting course but still a good test. The Mathern plays mainly on the lower flatter ground below the hotel with a few holes that intertwine with the Old Course on the hillsides overlooking the lake. A good idea to play here first before taking on the tougher challenge of the Old.