Another survey on membership levels in golf clubs has found that 2016 was the best year for many in several years, but problems still remain.
Musselburgh Links, The Old Course, which is regarded by some as the world’s oldest golf course for continuous play, is the subject of a bid that could result in £10 million being invested in it, according to reports.
A new survey of golf clubs has found a huge turnaround in their financial fortunes between 2013 and 2016.
One of the oldest golf clubs in the world, Ladybank GC in Fife, is undergoing a series of major changes to make it attractive to modern consumers.
A Norfolk golf club that was struggling to pay its rent just five years ago has turned around so much that its members are buying the venue from the Crown Estate.
A golf club that spent more than £2 million on itself in 2016 has said it has already seen a significant return on the investment.
Wentworth’s West Course is one of the most famous in the world but, in recent years, some European Tour golfers had complained about the state of its greens. Kenny Mackay details the improvements they have undergone since last May
New research has found that more than 90 percent of senior golfers believe that they should get some sort of incentive or discount on golf club membership fees, while more than 80 percent of golf clubs do not offer this.
Lancashire’s golf clubs collectively saw an increase of more than 1,500 members in 2016, while Durham saw a surprise loss after a successful 2015.
Marlborough Golf Club in Wiltshire has received £200,000 from Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HRMC) as recovery of VAT paid on visitors’ green fees.