In the 1900’s a local landowner, James Renwick Abbs, saw the full potential a seaside hotel complete with leisure facilities would have, especially if it was reachable by steam train from all parts of the country.
Because of this, he opened a 34 bedroom hotel just 200 yards from the station and then contacted John Henry Taylor who was one of the most successful golfers of his generation. He was a member of the ‘Great Truimvirate’ with Harry Vardon and James Braid who dominated the game for almost three decades.
With such great status, he was given the challenge to design a nine hole course for the hotel guests to enjoy. This was the beginning of the beautiful links country park you see today.
Over the years things have obviously changed and many interesting stories collected along the way but the originally dream is still alive, a beautiful seaside hotel with fantastic leisure facilities in a location which is reachable by all.