A new beginning at Hellidon Lakes Golf & Spa Hotel

They say the 3 most stressful things in life are, moving house, changing job and becoming a parent for the first time. Last time I blogged you I declared I was expecting my first child in September so I decided to add to that by moving from The Stratford to Hellidon Lakes Golf & Spa Hotel, so am I a gluten for punishment?

I say No, The Stratford is a beautiful boutique hotel in a town centre and I loved my 3 years there but change is so important in this industry and when I was aware that Hellidon Lakes Golf & Spa Hotel had an opportunity I grabbed it with both hands. With the golf comes a fresh challenge and one that I was not used to at The Stratford. This challenge is both professional and personal, I played the championship 18 holes course and quickly realised why Hellidon Lakes’ golf course is so highly regarded in The Midlands. Her shortcomings in length are certainly made up for in challenges around the course with strategically placed bunkers and as our name would suggest, so many water hazards!! A challenge indeed and one I am determined to succeed in.

One phrase I have always liked is ‘beauty is in the eye of the beholder’ and I believe that England is one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world and something that us Brits take for granted. As I type this, I overlook the Cherwell Valley from the Terrace Bar of Hellidon Lakes Golf & Spa Hotel with an un-obscured view of Mother Nature in all her grandeur, I gain an incredible amount of my inspiration to generate new ideas and initiatives to improve Hellidon Lakes Golf & Spa Hotel and make it an even better resort and conference venue by looking out into the valley and delve into my deep thoughts. The vista is one to be seen and if you have not made your way to Hellidon Lakes Golf & Spa Hotel I suggest it to be high on your list and experience it for yourself.

I will certainly update you on my father-to-be saga as it nears and as time runs out for me to gain a golf handicap around Hellidon Lakes’ golf course!

Chris Steadman
General Manager
Hellidon Lakes Golf & Spa Hotel

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2 Responses to A new beginning at Hellidon Lakes Golf & Spa Hotel

  1. Wayne Dennett says:

    A very interesting and informative blog Mr Steadman. Your passion for the task ahead is clear for all to see and I have no doubts that you will use this drive to take Hellidon Lakes on to the next level. I for one am very much looking forward to visiting the ‘challenging’ golf course on my next visit to the area.

    I look forward to your next blog with great anticipation and wish you well with your new addition.

  2. Steve Morgan says:

    Having had the great pleasure of playing Hellidon Lakes several times in the past, i am itching to play there now i am a member of the Chesford Grange staff and that Q Hotels have made their mark on it. The first time i saw Hellidon Lakes some 15 years ago, i was astounded by in natural beauty.It is one of the most stunning golf courses i have ever had the pleasure to behold and play. As you rightly say Chris it is also a very tough challenge too. I found the greens some of the hardest i have ever tried to read or putt on. Also the 18th hole is the biggest `tease`in golf….”do i or dont i” My advice on that one..not if you are having a good round, it bites.

    I wish you all the very best for the birth of your baby and on your new position.

    Kind Regards.
    Steve Morgan

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