Multi-million pound plan to turn Guernsey hotel into global golf destination

The existing hotel building would be demolished and replaced with a new clubhouse and separate guest lodges. Credit: La Grande Mare/Pula Ltd

A multi-million pound plan has been unveiled which would see Guernsey's La Grande Mare hotel developed into a leading golf destination.

The site, which has been a cornerstone of the island's hospitality industry for decades, was bought by local billionaire Steve Lansdown at the end of the last year.

Under his plans, the existing building would be demolished and replaced by a new clubhouse and standalone guest lodges.

The golf course itself, one of three in the island, would be extended with two new holes created and every yard of the existing playing area enhanced.

The existing hotel buildings will be demolished and replaced. Credit: ITV Channel TV

On the golf side, a new full-length driving range and PGA Academy would be built, while the new guest facilities would feature a restaurant and 'spike bar', health suite, and event space.

The redevelopment, which could start next summer, is expected to take four years, with the work to the course carried out in phases to allow play to continue for members throughout.

Mr Lansdown, who has been a member of the golf club at La Grande Mare since moving to the island 10 years ago, is the owner of Bristol City FC and Bristol Rugby.

He has not revealed the projected cost for the project but confirmed it would be financed privately.

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