Marriott St Pierre Golf Club

Marriott St Pierre Golf Club

The two courses at Marriott St Pierre Golf Club surround a 14th Century Manor House all set within 400 acres of stunning Monmouthshire countryside. The Old Course has been host to international tournaments, including the Solhiem Cup while the Mathern Course can be tricky with water coming into play on a number of the holes.

Marriott St Pierre
The Marriott St Pierre Hotel reception

The Old Course at St Pierre

The first hole on the Old Course is a decent length par 5 that runs between the driving range and the ninth. Considering you get a free drop if your ball enters the range the pressure on the tee is not too great. I managed a slight fade, just missing the treeline on the left of the fairway ending up smack bang in the middle of it. Unfortunately I pulled my next two shots left so after a satisfying tee shot I ended up with a 7.

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Heath Park Golf Club and it’s decline

You could say that I learnt to play golf at Heath Park, we would go there as teenagers and hone our iron play, you couldn’t really practice driving as there isn’t a hole long enough. Designed by Neil Coles it is very much a practice pitch and putt course but I loved the place, once managing 56 rounds in one year.

Heath Park - hole 2
Looking back from the second green

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