The manor house on the Mottram Hall estate was built by the Wright family in the early 18th century and it remained the family seat until it was sold in 1922. The new owner then sold the property just after the start of the Second World War, when it was converted into a hotel.
The Devere Hotels Group operated the facility from the mid-1970s until 2014 then QHotels secured ownership for a few years before the leading spa resort group Champneys took control of the property in 2018.
The golf course is an early 1990s Dave Thomas design with an open front nine laid out on relatively flat parkland terrain and a more demanding, occasionally tree-lined back nine that loops round the historic buildings on the estate.
The course can be stretched to just over 7,000 yards and it proved its championship credentials by hosting the PGA Seniors championship in 2013, when Paul Wesselingh’s 272 aggregate score gave him a 4-shot winning margin in the event.