St Pierre of Caen was one of William the Conqueror's most faithful lieutenants and his reward was a domain overlooking the Severn Estuary which became the site of a 14th century manor house. It was here that King Henry V, who came from nearby Monmouth, stored the Crown Jewels while he defeated the French at Agincourt. The house and an adjacent church form the heart of the Mariott St Pierre hotel and around it two courses were created.
The first was designed by Ken Cotton in 1961 from a deer park thronged with highly prized trees that dominate the scene and subdue most of those trying to thread their way through. The most brazen is the giant chestnut that rules the second fairway but even its victims tend to be calmed by the fact that it has been there since 1600.
St Pierre has hosted the Dunlop Masters and the Curtis Cup and in 1996 staged the Solheim Cup between the USA and Europe. The course has seen many improvements recently. Professionals and amateurs alike find the par three 18th across a lake and uphill towards the ancient chimneystacks both daunting and memorable.
Courses at St. Pierre Marriott Hotel & Country Club
Mathern Course 1/2
Enjoy a picturesque play experience featuring Ross McMurray's extensive remodeling and the lovely challenge of artful water features.
- Ideal for a morning game or a refreshing end to a day of sightseeing
- Aesthetic enhancements include lovely pathways and bridges
- Signature hole is the 14th, crossing two rivers
Championship Course (Old Course) 2/2
Challenge yourself at a championship course that has hosted the Solheim Cup and many other European tournaments - boasting six past Ryder Cup Captains as champions.
Ken Cotton designed the original Old Course in 1961. European Golf Design architect Ross McMurray extensively remodeled it in 2008 with new tee complexes, reconstructed bunkers and a…
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The St. Pierre Marriott Hotel and Country Club in Chepstow is only minutes off the M4 as you enter Wales from England. Impressive was the first word that springs to my mind as we slowly make our way along the drive and through a stone arch to the circular reception and check in area. Set on 400 acres of rolling parkland, this plush hotel is a converted 14th-century manor …
Played on: 22 October 2021 Review date: 30 October 2021Handicap: 0
Mathern CourseChampionship Course (Old Course)
It is not everyday that the members decide not to go through in order to watch you play from the group behind, and after the round, come and introduce themselves in order to give you a proper warm welcome. The kind of details that golf in the UK brings. Warmth. Empathy. Passion for golf. Some of the strong feelings I get every time I tee off from any of the courses in thi…