Take to the fairway to entertain
March 7, 2023
Golf has become an increasingly popular way of entertaining business guests in the post-pandemic landscape. And Northumberland Golf Club is ready to welcome new members, guests and visitors.
Northumberland Golf Club, the long-established, famous heathland private members club founded in 1898, was designed by internationally-famed golf architects James Braid and Harry Colt.
One of the oldest clubs in the North East, it has a fine range of facilities, which include an 18-hole Championship golf course, one of the area’s best practice facilities and a characterful clubhouse.
The Gosforth Park-based club has carried out major renovations and developed new practice facilities ahead of the 2023 season, together with some attractive golf day packages, which will allow businesses to entertain valued clients.
With a fair but testing layout, the course has held many professional and amateur tournaments over the years, including the British Masters and Women’s Amateur Championship.
And many golfing legends have walked its immaculate fairways, including British and US Open winner Tony Jacklin and Australian legend Greg Norman.
The course regularly hosts national and regional championships and qualifiers, including The Open Qualifying Series.
Now, the club is keen to welcome members, guests and visitors, and allow corporate partners the chance to test their skills over the fast-running course, which comes with a links-like feel.
Peter McLane, chair, says: “With the golf season just around the corner, and daylight steadily extending, Northumberland Golf Club is preparing to welcome players to experience the golfing and social delights of our high-quality layout, wherein we pride ourselves in offering a warm welcome to all.”
“Corporate golf day bookings are now being taken and are fantastic value for money.
“We can design a golf day to suit players of varying abilities, and can offer organisational support on the day, together with good food, fine ales and a cracking wine list.”
The club has worked hard all winter to introduce key elements of an enhancement plan produced by leading international golf architects Mackenzie and Ebert, a firm which has made improvements to eight of the ten Open Championship venues – including 2023 venue Royal Liverpool, at Hoylake.
New bunkering, heather planting and hole design are being complemented by an irrigation system to help ensure golf can be played all year round.
These improvements are being further refined with practice and coaching facilities.
Peter adds: “Golfers can experience the recently improved and enhanced practice facilities, which include a 15-bay driving range, an all-year chipping green, putting green, grass practice area and a state-of-the-art golf coaching studio, which is offered through our partnership with Elite Golf Academies (EGA).”
EGA is a golf tuition business with locations in the Midlands, South West England and Portugal.
Run by highly experienced PGA coach Steve Bainbridge, the EGA team is on hand to help create a unique corporate golf experience, in addition to on-course play.
Steve says: “We work hard to improve playing standards for all abilities – from the beginner to the scratch player.”