Ladies, What Are You Waiting For? Tewkesbury Park’s Transformation Is Complete

Picking up the newspaper on a Sunday morning is one of life’s more pleasant experiences, yet not usually a dramatic one. But in early October 2019, the team at Tewkesbury Park could hardly wait for the local newsagents to open.

And there it was in black and white: Tewkesbury Park – one of the UK’s top destinations for female-friendly golf breaks – had made the Top 100 British Hotels list as named by The Sunday Times, the country’s highest-circulating quality newspaper.

There are approximately 45,000 hotels in Great Britain. How did this secluded, family-owned 93-bedroom golf resort in a small Gloucestershire town beat almost all of them, not only to make the Top 100, but also to become one of only four golf hotels to make the list – on a par with the world-famous Gleneagles Hotel?

Speaking in 2024, Claire White, Tewkesbury Park’s Commercial Director and a member of the McIntosh Family, who bought the hotel in 2014, comments: “It’s been an absolutely incredible 10 years and we’re all immensely proud of what’s been achieved with the help of our fabulous team.

“One of the things which matters most to golfers, of course, is that our beautiful Par 72 golf course, The Deerpark, has some of the best playing surfaces in England. We nurture it with the same level of care that we apply to our award-winning food, our bedrooms, our lovely wellness facilities, and every little ‘finishing touch’ which we think separates the great hotels from the merely good ones.”

She concludes: “However, it’s not just about what you do, it’s the way that you do it. Time and again we’re told that the personal, heartfelt welcome which we extend warmly to every single guest who walks through the door, is what people remember most about their stay at Tewkesbury Park – and nothing could make us more proud.”

After a £13m facelift, Tewkesbury Park is now rated as one of the UK’s top golf resorts, and many more awards have arrived alongside The Sunday Times ranking over the years. In 2023, the hotel was named the UK and Ireland’s best Meetings & Conference venue by luxury publishers Conde Nast Johansens, having previously also won their awards for Best for Weddings, Parties or Special Occasions, and Best for Furry Friends.

And with no difficult carries on the golf course, a wide choice of accommodation options including nine Historic Rooms, a tempting selection of spa treatments as well as a swimming pool, hot tub and gym, plus a generous and well-curated selection of gins and wines, no wonder that Women & Golf magazine, the UK’s leading media for female golfers, said: “Ladies, what are you waiting for? Tewkesbury Park’s new owners have done a fantastic job. Personal touches, welcoming staff and a soak in an elegant free-standing bath after golf!

“What could be better?”

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May 22, 2024

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