The new owners of Mill Ride (British Ensign Golf Limited - October 03) have clearly stated their intention to turn its undoubted potential into one of the countries leading golf clubs. Significant investment is already in evidence on both the course and in the clubhouse and a highly experienced new management team assembled by Wayne Sheffield and which notably includes renowned course consultant to the PGA European Tour, Jack McMillan MBE, overseeing the golf course development & conditioning.
Off the back White tees the course plays over 6800 yards, but thankfully for the more discerning of us golfers there are also yellow tees to choose for an equally challenging, but shorter test of our games. Designed by international course architect Donald Steele, golfers must contend with seven picturesque lakes which all come into play (some twice) and numerous copses of woodland which all help to create a variety of playing conditions. The opening and closing holes have a links type feel about them with the 1st and 17th holes sharing a St.Andrews style double green, and a relaxing half way hut well positioned to recharge the batteries for the memorable 10th and 11th signature holes that await. Mill Ride really does have everything, with blind shots, doglegs, water, woodland and mounding, providing a truly interesting round of golf, with each hole evidencing precision cutting and exacting attention to detail.
The 1999 MDIS Festival of Golf, a European Seniors Tour Event, was held at Mill Ride. The PGA South Region has chosen Mill Ride to host the Southern Professional Championship for the past three years. This is the PGA South Regions 'Blue Ribband' event. Mill Ride has always been a popular venue for professional, corporate and charity events. Over the years Mill Ride has been host to many celebrity charity days and will continue to support all causes in any way it can.
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