Work has begun on a £1.5m project to create 12 new bedrooms at one of Nottinghamshire’s top golf and country clubs.
Following a ‘90% trading period’, the Nottinghamshire Golf and Country Club, near Cotgrave, will double the number of its existing suites at its clubhouse, in a bid to capitalise on the wedding market.
As part of the latest refurbishment, there will also be a new lounge bar and function suite entrance, extended glass terrace and patio, two new putting greens and the first tee will be moved.
Owner Alan Hardy, said the hotel had been a ‘phenomenal success’ already.
“Normally, it takes three or four years to get to a sufficient trading level but in year one we’ve traded at 90 percent.
“We’re now attracting some of the biggest and best weddings in the region and the fact we’ll have 30 rooms available for people to stay over gives us a massive USP against some of the wedding venues we’re competing against.”
It is the latest investment in the golf club by Hardy, who became owner in 2010.
He spent £1m on transforming space on the clubhouse’s first-floor into a function room, while another £1m was invested into the golf course, including new greens, tees and water features.
A boutique hotel named The Residence followed, with the first 18 rooms created within a former greenkeeper’s shed in 2016 and 2017, in a £1.5m scheme.
The second phase, also costing £1.5m, involves extending the clubhouse into the courtyard to create 12 more rooms, along with a new pro shop. The existing pro shop will be turned into a members’ lounge.
Hardy said the final piece of the jigsaw for The Nottinghamshire will be to build a spa.