De Vere Wokefield Estate, near Reading – part of the De Vere portfolio of country estate hotels and event destinations – has announced the opening of its Golf Academy, which includes a brand-new driving range.
The official launch will take place on Friday 8 March 2019, when Dame Laura Davies, will officially open the Golf Academy and new driving range. The event will take place from 3PM to 6PM, and attendees can enjoy complimentary drinks, a hog roast and participate in games to win prizes such as golf balls and other accessories from the hotel’s golf shop. Dame Laura is a professional English golfer who has accomplished 85 professional wins worldwide, 20 of which were on the Ladies Professional Golf Association Tour, including four majors.
The new Golf Academy will be used for coaching purposes by the hotel’s four professionals and will feature technology such as a ball launch and swing monitors. The driving range comprises eight indoor bays and seven fully-lit outdoor bays, which can be used as part of corporate and leisure packages.
Ciaran Sheehy, Group Golf Sales Manager at De Vere, commented: “We are excited to announce the launch of De Vere Wokefield Estate’s new Golf Academy and driving range. We’re constantly looking at ways to enhance the golf experience for our guests and members, and the addition of these quality facilities will enable us to attract more golfers and provide group coaching sessions for corporate clients, as part of teambuilding activities.”
Set in 250-acres of Berkshire parkland, the estate boasts; an 18-hole, par 72, Championship golf course designed to US PGA standards; a practice green with two bunkers, and a putting green. De Vere Wokefield Estate has recently undergone a £multi-million refurbishment and now offers 87 luxury guestrooms in the Mansion House, and a further 289 refurbished bedrooms in Wokefield Place and Wellington Lodge. There is also the 1560 Restaurant & Bar in the Mansion House; a Whiskey Lounge; the re-designed restaurant, The View, and Benedict’s Bar located in Wokefield Place; and an outdoor pizza oven on the terrace, next to the golf shop.
Conveniently located near Reading, just eight minutes from J11 of the M4 and 40 minutes from Heathrow Airport, De Vere Wokefield Estate is extremely accessible.