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Scottish Golf Environment Group



Running and managing a golf course is now a business. Regardless of whether you are a commercial operator, a private members club or a local authority, you need to run your golf facilities in a business like manner. In order to do this as effectively and efficiently as possible, more and more people involved in golf course management are setting up management plans, which outline their strategy for the future upkeep and development of their facilities.

We have spent a great deal of time looking at how the management of golf courses is planned, and can assist clubs in establishing or modifying their own management plans for their own sites.

There is however a great deal clubs can do themselves to plan for the future, and ensure that they have set out clear and achievable aims and objectives.

The benefit of having a recognised management plan in place is that more people within and outwith the club will appreciate where the club is heading, what it is trying to achieve, and how it is going to get there. Management plans can also help raise members' awareness, increase the success of funding applications, add continuity to the management of the course and ensure that all decision makers are working towards the same aims and vision for the course.

We would recommend to all clubs and local authorities to utilise our free guidelines and advisory service to discuss how they can set up a management plan which covers all the relevant issues affecting a golf course.

Please click here to download a copy of our free publication: Producing Management Plans for Golf Courses: A Manual.






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