JCB Woodseat Hall

Europe / United Kingdom

The Brief

EGD are proud to have been engaged by British engineering giants JCB to design them an 18-hole golf course with professional tournament potential to serve as a marketing tool for the development of JCB’s global brand. The course’s primary function shall be as the host for JCB corporate play.

The Site

The course sits on 105 hectares of mixed farm and parkland adjacent to JCB’s world headquarters in Rocester, Staffordshire. The centrepiece of the site is the 18th Century ruin of Woodseat Hall, whose site shall be redeveloped for the clubhouse.

The Course

Making the most of a fascinating variety of landscape settings, from open farmland, through stately parkland, woodlands and spectacular lake lands, the routing of the JCB course promises to be as much a pleasing ramble through the beautiful Staffordshire countryside as it shall be a premier golfing arena. A notable feature of the course shall be the varied and bold use of the existing water features found on site. Holes 1 and 3 make dramatic use of the old Uttoxeter Canal, which was widened to form a lake in the grounds of Woodseat Hall. Holes 5, 11 and 12 play along the course of the sinuous Alders Brook, whilst the course reaches a crescendo on holes 17 and 18 with play directly onto and off an island in the middle of the ornate South Lake.

Status

In construction. Scheduled to open for play in 2018.

Course Stats

  • Client: Bamford Property Ltd.
  • Course: 18 Holes
  • Length: 7300 yards, Par: 72

Contact Details

c/o European Golf Design