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