Developed on the site of a medieval 13th century priory, the Marriott Breadsall Priory Hotel & Country Club offers an intricate blend of American country club experience, the opulence of Marriot and the rustic charm of the British countryside. Situated on the outskirts of the Peak District National Park just several miles away from Derby city centre, the Breadsall Priory boasts of two high quality golf courses - the Moorland course and the Priory course – inside its 400 acres of Derbyshire parkland.
The Priory course, opened to the public in 1977, is the older of the two. Designed by British course architect David Cox, the 6,054 yards, par 70, Moorland course demands power and precision from golfers to successfully navigate its tree-lined fairways and vigilant bunkers. The course’s signature hole is probably the 11th Hole, which offers a stunning, panoramic view of the countryside along its 363 yards length.
The Moorland course, located on adjacent expanses of rolling slopes and meadows, is known to be less demanding compared to its Priory cousin. However, the Donald Cox-designed 5,833 yards course offers an even greater array of scenic vistas to golfers. One might even say that the Moorland course, opened in 1991, is meant to forge a social bond between playing partners or quartets, whereas the Priory is intended to push players outside of their comfort zones.
It’s also worth noting that while the Priory winds around the hotel ground, the Moorland meanders around the encircling, rolling countryside.
Befitting its pedigreed name, the Marriott Breadsall Priory Hotel & Country Club provides a huge range of first class facilities that will help golfers prepare for a round and wind down after completing one. From driving ranges and putting green to a pro shop and buggies for hire, it’s all here. In addition, the Breadsall Priory also presents obligatory five-star hospitality facilities such as a spa, sauna, gym and dining outlets to spoil their golfers.
Marriott Breadsall Priory Hotel and Country Club is located just 4.5 miles from Derby, and it’s quite easy to find. Just head north along Alfreton Road and Moor Road, and take a left once you see one of the many signboards by the roadside. You can’t miss it – unless you’re intentionally looking the other way.
Telephone: 01332 836016