The objectives of Get Golfing are to increase participation in golf, nurture a culture of inclusion at our venues, and promote the use of our facilities to non golfers and other non for profit organisations within our communities. The personal and career growth of our staff is fundamental to meeting these objectives.
Get Golfing recognise that not all clubs and courses are the same, and critical to our success is choosing the right path for each venue.
We have approximately 7,000 active members who benefit from varying membership categories that are designed to suit each individuals playing habits. As we traditionally take over venues that have struggled, we fundamentally believe that to grow a golf membership, it all starts with encouraging visitors to come to the club and experience what we have to offer as our research shows that 70% of members have played the course previously as a visitor, then in time the visitors migrate towards membership, consequently the Club moves more toward more member play and mostly visitor use at off peak times.
To ensure this progression of visitors to members, the condition of the golf course needs to be excellent for as long as possible each year. Without exception, the members and visitors witness significant improvements in the condition of their courses that is supported with increased maintenance budgets and with time, major project investments.
Across our sites we nurture a culture of inclusion both on and off the courses. Our focus is on creating a relaxed culture for our members and visitors where they feel welcome with attentive staff and a “can do” culture. Aside from our golf operations, we have a dedicated team of Community Support Officers who work with local schools and charities where we open our doors to them so they can use our facilities and help support their own objectives.
Maidstone Borough Council and Get Golfing jointly announce that Get Golfing will be taking over Cobtree Manor on 1st October, pending the completion of all necessary legal processes, on a long lease. This exciting addition will mark the 12th site for Get Golfing, a specialist charitable golf operator, and their third new venue in 2023. You can visit the Cobtree Manor website here.
On Saturday 20th May, Pyrford Lakes opened their new Clubhouse in spectacular fashion.
The launch party had been hotly anticipated as the club remained open during the winter of 2023, with works beginning early January.
Golf participation is comprised of activities likely to be beneficial to golfers’ health and wellbeing, including regular walking and social interactions. Read more about a study aimed to use a questionnaire to compare physical activity, social trust and personal wellbeing of golfers with national statistics.
After the success of 2022, we’re excited to announce Get Golfing’s Junior Pro-Am’s are returning for the 2023 season and we need your help to make them bigger than ever. The purpose of the series was to give junior golfers an opportunity like no other and provide a fun, enjoyable environment for players of all ages and abilities to enjoy.
We aim to provide premier standard golf courses at a great value. In order to achieve these standards each site has seen significant investment in course infrastructure. We have tailor made and implemented fertiliser and aeration programmes across each site, which has paid dividends on the performance on all surfaces. We will continue to invest in all project areas from drainage, pathways and bunker renovations. We believe this combined with investing in training and support of the green keeping teams will improve all year round performance and enjoyment for every visitor.
We invest significantly into our clubhouses in order to provide a space for the local community to meet and enjoy great food & beverage. The clubhouses are the hub of our clubs and we offer free use of the facilities to our local charity.
Wherever possible Get Golfing will source local suppliers and use local products at its sites. Wherever possible, Get Golfing aims to set up direct relationships with manufacturers, offering a fair price for the products needed for its golf courses and clubhouses.
Get Golfing believes in working with local companies, including start-ups or single traders, wherever possible to support the local economy as well as building trust and a spirit of collaboration within the local community.