On 13-15th September, The Belfry will be celebrating thirty years since the iconic resort first hosted the Ryder Cup matches in 1985. To mark this unique anniversary, the resort is conducting a series of special activities and promotions to celebrate this historic landmark in the history of The Belfry Hotel & Resort. I never envy young people in golf. Because they wouldn’t have been born when this took place. What they missed. September 15 1985 was the most emotional, joyous day of all time in European golf. We have had many successful Ryder Cup days following, but this was the first Ryder Cup win in 28 years and just thinking about that week now brings tears. It was one of the best days in golf ever.
The 1985 matches were the first of four Ryder Cups to have been held at The Belfry, the 1985 contest began an historic run which led to the resort becoming the world’s only-four time host of the global spectacle.
The Brabazon course, the stage of great Ryder Cup moments such as Seve driving the 10 th in 1985 and Chirsty O’Connor’s 2-iron, will be available to all golfers looking to soak up the history of the legendary layout for an exclusive 30% reduction for any online bookings made on the three dates of the 1985 Ryder Cup, when quoting the promo code RYDER30.
As well as getting the chance to walk in the footsteps of some of the game’s greatest players, golfers will also have the chance to make their own historic moments as they test themselves against the course setup from the 1985 Ryder Cup, with the pin placements from the event itself set up on The Brabazon across the weekend.
The Belfry will also be giving their social media followers the chance to win merchandise signed by Ryder Cup legend Sam Torrance, as well as a fourball on the Brabazon course. Torrance, who is synonymous with the Ryder Cup matches, sank the victorious putt at the 1985 Ryder Cup and is thus forever etched into the rich golfing heritage of The Belfry.
To further celebrate this momentous occasion, The Belfry will be running a #OnThisDay campaign to illustrate some of the memorable moments from the 1985 playing of the matches and take golfers back to the incredible win for team Europe.
Within the Hotel, guests will be able to enter unique competitions to win an overnight stay at the resort, as well as soak up the resort’s unrivalled Ryder Cup history with the enthralling moments from the matches displayed throughout.
There are also a number of fantastic additional offers available for both golfers and non-golfers alike to experience The Belfry; from two nights and three rounds including one on the legendary Brabazon course to Corporate Golf offerings such as a £500 prize table on the Belfry with days booked for 2016 by the end of October 2015, valod for bookings over £10,000 booked by 31 October for any date in 2016.