Aerial Video of The Chase Golf
Set deep in the heart of the beautiful Staffordshire countryside and only 6 miles from the centre of Stafford. Although superbly placed for access to transport links when out on the course you feel miles away from urban area enjoying views across the Wrekin and Clee hills.
The Golf course itself is a challenging Par 72 measuring 6738 yards from the back tees. The grounds are maintained by our Course Manager Simon White along with his team of highly skilled green keepers to make sure the course is at its best all year around.
The Course was originally built upon sand and gravel allowing fantastic drainage and ensuring play can continue uninterrupted from wet weather conditions 12 months of the year.
There is a mixture of tricky par 3’s and testing par 5’s giving the course great variety and making sure all 14 clubs in your bag are utilised. With well-placed hazards and wild rough in place, to catch those wayward tee shots, over confidence can find you off the fairways requiring a tricky shot to get back in play.
The front nine opens with a long par 4 and a large target to hit with your tee shot but out of bounds down the left and long rough on the right insures a visit to our driving range is well recommended before stepping on to the first tee.
The front nine closes with our signature hole, a simple par 3 if you can ignore the lake in front of you and the two deep bunkers protecting both sides of the green.
A par on this one and you will feel confident to tackle the back nine. The back nine offers up some birdie chances with three par 5’s and the short par 4 16th. Keep the ball in play and a low score can realistically be made on the inward nine
Meet The Team
Simon has been in the industry for 14 years and has a wealth of experience at all levels of green keeping. Simon studied at Reaseheath College in Nantwich where he obtained an HND in Golf Course Management, an NVQ in Horticulture, PA1, 2 & 6 spraying certificates and numerous industry qualifications. Simon started his career at The Forest of Arden Golf
Country Club where he was fortunate to work 2 European Tour events before moving onto Abbotsley Golf Hotel, then Cotgrave Place Golf Club before joining The Chase in 2007. Since
starting at The Chase Simon has become involved with The ‘Gingerbread’ Men, a group of green keepers in the Midlands and North West, who all believe in promoting fine grass
playing surfaces through traditional course maintenance and reducing inputs of fertiliser and chemical.
This approach also fits in with Simons belief in encouraging wildlife and wildflowers on the golf course.
When not at work Simons real passion is football where he regularly travels the length and breadth of the country, and world, following both Peterborough United and England. He is also a keen golfer and plays off a 12 handicap.
Neville ‘Nev’ Rowley
Deputy Course Manager
Nev started at The Chase in 1999 and after studying for an NVQ2 in Amenity Horticulture at Rodbaston College he has progressed from an Assistant Greenkeeper to his current position of Deputy Course Manager which he has held for the last 9 years. Since the retirement of our mechanic in 2011 he has taken on the responsibilities of maintaining our machinery. Outside of work Nev enjoys spending his time in the gym, fishing and watching Wolverhampton Wanderers.