Stoke Park

Members' Newsetter February 2013

Introduction Boutique News
Club Night Tennis and Health News
Social News Health News
Golf News Juniors' News
Spa News Special Offers & Online Shop


Humphry's, Stoke Park's fine dining restaurant, is awarded 3 AA Rosettes!

We are delighted to announce that Humphry's, Stoke Park's fine dining restaurant has been awarded 3 AA Rosettes, one of the guides most prestigious awards and puts Humphry's within the top 8% of the finest restaurants in Great Britain.

Paralleling Stoke Park's impressive past is the history of culinary excellence accrued by Humphry's, voted one of London's 'Top 20 Best Out of Town Restaurants' by Harper's Bazaar and 'Top 5 Out of Town Restaurants 2012' by the Square Mile Restaurant Guide. For the past 10 years, Head Chef Chris Wheeler has been delighting guests and members with his innovative, exquisite cuisine and since opening last year, has steadily been building up Humphry's reputation as one of Britain's best restaurants offering Modern British cuisine with a twist, culminating with being awarded 3 AA Rosettes for culinary excellence.

'We are absolutely delighted to win 3 Rosettes from the AA - I would like to thank them very much, and also to my team for their constant hard work and great skill.' commented Chris Wheeler

Chris began his career as Jean Christophe Novelli's right-hand man at Le Provence in Lymington and later helped him to launch Maison Novelli before joining Stoke Park in 2003.

In 2012, we also welcomed our Restaurant Manager, Lucas Gams. Previous to joining Humphry's, Lucas managed Michelin star winning restaurant, Hakkasan.

Humphry's, a stunning, light-filled restaurant featuring panoramic views of both the estate and the lakes and set within Stoke Park's majestic Georgian Mansion, has both à la carte and table d'hôte menus available for lunch, as well as a three-course dinner menu, all of which feature some of Chris' signature and best-loved dishes as created throughout his stellar 10 years at the helm of this establishment.

In celebration of receiving our 3rd Rosette and Chris's 10 year Anniversary we are launching a limited edition 10 Course Taster Menu ( for 10 weeks only- featuring a signature dish from each year Chris has been with us) followed by a permanent Signature Seven Course Taster Menu priced at £75.

To make a reservation, please call 01753 717172 or book online at:


Club Night at Stoke Park

Club Night at Stoke Park is held every Wednesday evening in the Orangery between 6:00pm and 9:30pm. Booking is not necessary. Club Night costs £12.50 per member when payment is made by levy account (£13.89 otherwise).

Wednesday 6th February

  • Coq au Vin with Green Beans and Mini Roast Potatoes
  • Steamed Prune and Armagnac Sponge Pudding with Crème Anglaise

Wednesday 13th February

  • Salmon en Croute with Saffron Vegetable Rice and White Wine Cream Sauce  
  • Mixed Berry Cheesecake with Marinated Raspberries, Strawberry and Champagne Ripple Sorbet

Wednesday 20th February

  • Braised Lamb, Ale and Mushroom Pie with Seasonal Vegetables and Herb Mash
  • Classic Spotted Dick with Custard

Wednesday 27th February

  • Smoked Haddock and Creamy Leek Fishcake with Sauté Potatoes, Spinach, Poached Egg and Hollandaise Sauce
  • Chocolate Fudge Pudding with Cookies Ice Cream and Butterscotch Sauce

Please note the Pizza/Pasta menu in San Marco is now priced at £ 12.50


Social News...

Social News

Valentine’s Day
Thursday 14th- Saturday 16th February
Four Course Dinner
Served in Humphry’s
£80 Per Person

Ladies Lunch
Wednesday 13th March
Commences at 12.00
With a Drinks Reception and Two Course Lunch
Followed by a talk by the Host,  Dr Tracy Mountford.
‘The Secrets Of Non-Surgical Anti-Ageing’ By Top Cosmetic Dr Tracy Mountford MBBS MBCAM– followed by a Q&A session.
Dr Tracy Mountford MBBS MBCAM is the founder and Medical Director of the multi award winning Cosmetic Skin Clinic with clinics in both Buckinghamshire and London Harley Street.
£29 Members £35 Guests

Gourmet Evening- Celebrating 10 years of Chris Wheeler at Stoke Park
In celebration of Chris’s 10th Anniversary at Stoke Park, the Gourmet evening will feature  Chef’s signature dishes from the past ten years!
Thursday 14th March
Four Course Dinner with Fine Wines
Jacket & Tie
Commences at 19.00
£95 Members £99 Guests

Easter Sunday Lunch
Sunday 31st March
Sittings from12.00-14.30
Three Course Lunch with a Chocolate Egg for every Child
£42.50 Adults
£27.50 Children (12 and Under)

Please contact Leanne O’Shea on 01753 717112 or by email for more information or to make a reservation.

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Golf News...

Golf News

DO YOU KNOW YOUR SWING DNA? Find the perfectly matched shaft in 3 swings - After a decade of fitting amateurs, Mizuno technicians found that matching golfers to the right shaft can add 10-30 yards to every iron in the bag - as well as improving shot dispersion. Mizuno's Swing DNA system makes it an easy process by selecting the best three iron shaft options from more than 50 possibilities - after just three of your better swings with the shaft optimiser. Using your unique Swing DNA (head speed, tempo, toe down, kick angle and release factor), Mizuno's software recommends the best three shafts to test and a customised combination of hybrids, irons and wedges.

Your Golf Team at Stoke Park is excited to announce the arrival of the Mizuno DNA System to the Swing Studio and would like to invite you to experience it and see how ideal your current shafts are to your swing DNA. To book an appointment or learn more about the system please contact the Pro Shop on 01753 717184.

Now is the perfect time to treat you feet for the 2013 season as the FootJoy, Ecco and Adidas Collections have arrived. With the golf shoe industry getting more and more competitive we're seeing some fantastic technology emerging to make comfort and stability better than ever before.

HOT PRODUCT - ADIZERO GOLF SHOE - Adidas Golf, an industry leader in innovation, technology and performance footwear, has released their new Adizero golf footwear collection. Revolutionising the fit, feel and shape of Adidas Golf footwear, the new adizero line has been specially-engineered from the ground up to include only what’s essential to perform, and deliver everything a golfer needs to finish strong when it’s needed the most.  It’s so light, it’s like wearing nothing at all. Tour Colour available now for £129.

TITLEIST 913 D2 & D3 DRIVERS - Now Available and ready to be launched - More distance, more speed and precision fit to give you the best combination of speed and forgiveness. See a member of the Golf Team for more details and to demo this great product. Price Match available.

THE SALE CONTINUES - The Pro Shop Sale is in full swing now with a wide range of products and brands on offer. 40% off most collections and a great opportunity to keep warm and dry in the winter/spring months with 20% off all Galvin Green garments and accessories.

Stoke Park Golf Academy
I’d like to wish all Stoke Park members a Happy New Year and all the best for 2013. 2012 was certainly a memorable year for many reasons and I’d like to thank all those who have supported the Academy and experienced what we have to offer. The goodwill of the golf members has enabled the Youth Scholarship Programme to be extended to 12 exceptional juniors and their hard work has already begun with individual and group coaching. Look out for these talented young players when you’re next at the club.
Alongside this new programme there’s lots planned for the year ahead and that includes overseas coaching trips, which I deliver at the start and end of the season. Four new and exciting destinations await, ranging from Western and Central Europe to North Africa. The Men’s trips offer a short three-night break over a weekend, where the Mixed trips present a longer five-night stay, both with a chance to concentrate on your game in wonderful locations, combining tuition on the range with coaching on the course.
Also, the Academy is planning a series of "taster" sessions for new golfers in April. This will be aimed at Health and Racket members with a chance to sample the wonderful game of golf and gain access to a package of group lessons. Tell your friends as it something not to be missed.
Finally, you can now interact with the Academy through our Facebook Fan Page you can also follow me on Twitter @stuartrank. Lots of photos and lessons to view and comment on, so please follow and like us!

Dates for your diary

Men’s Coaching Trip to Portugal (Lisbon) March 14th-17th March

Play three amazing courses overlooking the sea, all of which have hosted major European events with Oitavos a "Top 100 Course in the World". Cascais is a cosmopolitan suburb of Lisbon on the Estoril Coast, offering a vibrant base close to bars and restaurants.

  • Heathrow to Lisbon with TAP
  • Three nights’ B&B at Vila Gale Cascais
  • Three rounds of golf at Oitavos, Penha Longa and Quinta da Marinha
  • £799 per person (inclusive of single room supplement and flight)

Mixed Coaching Trip to Italy (Bologna) May 15th-20th

Stay in the city centre of the cultural hub that is Bologna, home to wonderful cuisine, music and monuments. Modena GC is kilometres from Ferrari’s test track and boasts a Bernard Langer design, where Bologna and Le Fonti wind their way through dramatic countryside and even cavernous ravines!

  • Heathrow to Bologna with BA
  • Five nights’ B&B at Hotel Metropolitan in Bologna city centre
  • Four rounds of golf on Bologna x 2, Modena and Le Fonti
  • £1099 per person sharing twin/double(inclusive of flight)
  • £80 single room supplement for all five nights

Men’s Coaching Trip to Spain (Girona) October 10th-13th

PGA Catalunya comes with quite a reputation and was voted "Spain’s No.1 Golf Course" in 2012, twice hosting the Spanish Open. Stay on-site at the contemporary Melia Vichy and with Girona nearby this trip offers everything.

  • Heathrow to Barcelona with BA
  • Three nights’ B&B at Melia Vichy Catalan, PGA Catalunya
  • Three rounds of golf on-site on Tour x 1 and Stadium x 2 courses
  • £824 per person sharing twin/double (inclusive of flight)
  • £75 single room supplement for all three nights

Mixed Coaching Trip to Morocco (Marrakesh) November 12th-17th

This magnificent resort has been voted "Top Golf Resort in Africa" and boasts a 27-hole course designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. With the snow-capped Atlas Mountains as an impressive backdrop, the course offers a beautiful contrast to the desert which it sits against. Marrakesh is only 6 miles away and gives golfers an opportunity to see the real Morocco.

  • Gatwick to Marrakech with BA
  • Five nights’ B&B at Palmeraie Village
  • Three rounds of golf on-site at Palmeraie
  • £995 per person sharing twin/double (inclusive of flight)
  • £150 single room supplement for all five nights
  • Optional extra round at Samanah or Amelkis (supplement to be confirmed) 

If you require any further information on these trips or would like to secure your place don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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Spa News...

Spa News

Indocéane Ritual is a 2hr long ritual taking you on a journey of ultimate relaxation encompassing age old traditions and rituals of beautification. The treatment includes a Mediterranean influenced body exfoliation which prepares your skin for the Ayurvedic inspired massage and an Asian sublime body wrap which harnesses the serenity and relaxing powers of the orient, melt away with this heavenly ritual and indulge in 2 hours of complete relaxation.

Enjoy this luxurious treatment as part of a relaxing day in our spa. The Indocéane Spa Day includes:

  • The Indocéane Ritual
  • A delicious, healthy two course lunch
  • Complimentary use of Tennis and Health facilities for the day (indoor swimming pool with hydro-seats, state-of-the-art gymnasium, multi-surface tennis courts, steam rooms, dance and fitness studio)

£130 offer valid Mon-Fri until 1st march 2013. Not valid with any other offer or levy discount.

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Boutique News...

Salon & Boutique News
Boutique Sale is still on, even better reductions on some Polo Ralph Lauren clothing, limited availability whilst stock lasts.
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Tennis and Health News...

Tennis News

The date for the next Jack Groves cup will be 22nd February. Please let spa reception know if you would like to enter this tournament in the future.

Court Etiquette
For the benefit of all players, please remember not to enter the court area if people are still playing.  We ask all members to wait behind the curtain until the appropriate time and the only enter the court at the end of a point.

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Health News...

Health News

Class bookings
Please remember that the booking time for exercise classes changes to 07:30 from the 1st February. All other booking conditions remain the same.

Medical Conditions
If you have any medical conditions that we are not aware of, please notify the membership department so that we can update your membership profile accordingly. This will allow us to provide the best possible care in the event of a medical emergency. 

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Juniors' News...

Juniors' News

Juniors News

Hi all, the crèche had a lovely Christmas season, and had lots of children in over the holidays making all sorts of art and crafts to brighten the place up!

We are delighted to welcome a new member of staff to the team- Lauren, she will work alongside the weekend co-ordinator Tanisha.

As always we are open for children’s birthday parties, with staff and catering available.

We are going to hold another coffee morning on Monday 11th February, everyone welcome, bring friends along! There is no charge for beverages, just an opportunity to come along and let the children play.

Crèche Team
Katy,Viv, Daryl, Amber, Tanisha , Lauren, Eve and Tina

Crèche Opening Times

Monday - Friday

09:15am - 12:15pm


09:00am - 12:00pm


10:00am - 12:00pm

For more information about Stoke Park's Crèche and its events, please call 01367 243800


The Young Masters Golf

The Junior Academy's YMG Program due to the snow has been delayed by a week so there is still time to sign your children up for some winter golf tuition.  It is a great program catering for beginners and slightly more advanced individuals.  It involves eight, one hour lessons in classes of up to eight children.  Why not start 2013 with a bang and get your children involved in this fantastically fun course......

The Junior Academy's 2013 Combined Golf and Tennis Camps are due to start at the beginning of April with two weeks being run over the Easter Holidays.  There are four days each week running from the Tuesday to the Friday, 10am till 3pm each day with lunch also provided in our fantastic San Marco restaurant.  Classes or up to 16 children will experience a fun packed day of golf and tennis with lots of games while also developing their skills in each sport.  It is the perfect opportunity for your children to try out two fantastic sports and also have a great time doing it.  Please book asap as spaces will fill up quickly.

All of the above is aimed as a group coaching experience however if you would prefer one to one tuition for yourself or your children then our PGA Professional, James Hoar who runs our Junior Academy is the answer.  Offering a friendly and knowledgeable approach to his coaching James is able to steer potential future stars in the right direction.  Packages offering some a small discount are also available.

Finally with the new season fast approaching the Professional Shop has a great stock of the US Kids Golf sets starting from £72.50 and also the new range of Footjoy Junior Golf Shoes or also in costing just £35.

Please contact James in the Professional Shop on 01753 717184 or for booking information.

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This Month's Special Offer...

This Month's Special Offers
Treat a loved one this Valentine’s Day to a stay at truly romantic and breathtaking hotel! Relax in one of our luxurious bedrooms and suites, dine in our award winning fine dining restaurant, Humphry’s and forget the outside world!

And if you fancy something a little extra, why not treat yourself to a golf lesson in the morning with our Head of Instruction, Stuart Rank and/or a cookery class with award winning executive chef, Chris Wheeler in the afternoon!
  • Overnight stay in a Superior Room
  • Full English Breakfast
  • Three Course St Valentine’s Menu
  • Bottle of Champagne in the room for arrival
  • Box of Heart Shaped Chocolates in the room for arrival

£420 based on two people sharing a Superior Room. Normal upgrade charges apply

Added Extra:
  • Golf lessons are available from 10 am – 12 pm: £40 per couple or £20 per person (1 hour)
  • Cookery lessons are available from 2pm – 4pm: £40 per couple or £20 per person (1 hour)
Please note that classes would be group lessons with a maximum of 12 people.
Valid 14th Feb 2013 – 16th Feb 2013

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