At Least This Hotel Seems to Have Forgiven Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods may have lost a few sponsorships and fans after his whole cheating scandal (not to mention a wife!) but he's still got a few people in his corner, including a hotel.
At the five-star Grove resort in Hertfordshire (sister hotel to London's Athenaeum), golf fanatics can visit the site of Tiger Woods' 2006 World Golf Championship victory. And they can even attempt to re-create the exact same shot that scored Tiger his winning "eagle."
The hotel, which maintains a championship-quality course, has installed three plaques in the lawn near to what is now the ninth hole of the course (when Tiger played in 2006, it was the final eighteenth hole). Simply locate the plaques, and try to pull off the same trick that Tiger managed not once, not twice—but three days in a row. The pressure is on!
Though golf is certainly a big draw for the 272-room hotel (rates start at £295), other attractions include the Sequoia Spa and a seasonal outdoor sculpture exhibition, which is on view now. Right about now, their afternoon tea is sounding pretty good too...
We were certainly amused to see that a reporter from The Sun decided to make a go at the Tiger Challenge—after a night of heavy drinking, no less! Sadly, the accompanying video doesn't seem to be working.
Think you're up to the challenge? Make sure to take advantage of the "twilight rates" during the summer months. Though admission usually hovers between £145 and £185, show up after 3pm and pay only (only!) £95.
[Photo: The Grove]