The ground is relatively flat parkland with plenty of water features to contend with. "We took care to blend the course into the natural landscape, retaining the mature trees and hedges where possible, and 2,000 new trees were planted".
"We have tried to make every hole different," Director Of Golf Alan Lunt pointed out.
The objective was to produce a course that could be enjoyed by the beginner and the scratch golfer alike. The tees and greens were built to an exacting specification and most of the greens can be played in winter.
The signature hole of the course is the 512 yard sixth - daunting to all golfers - with three ponds and an island green. A large man-made lake is used to full effect at the end of the course.
In the short time the club has been open, ladies, seniors and junior sections have been formed with weekly competitions.
The club has established an annual charity competition, played in September.
We are also currently developing an oustanding junior infrastructure laid out by Alan Lunt and Ian Routh (Junior Co-ordinator).
The Charnock Richard venture was started by business partners John Ross and Martin Turner on the site of the old farm buildings belonging to John's farm. Work began in 1991 and the final phase the building of the clubhouse was undertaken in 1996.
The club also operates an exclusive Italian restaurant, Figaro's,within the club's facilities, creating a delightful, almost cosmopolitan, atmosphere.
Added to this Charnock Richard Golf Club unveiled its new extension to the main clubhouse in September 2006 with an extended members' lounge and function room being added.
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