As we settle into the Summer weather over the next few weeks, The Altonwood Group (owners of five superb golf courses in Surrey and Kent) will be opening its Clubhouse doors to local golfers in each area.
Inviting them to sample the delights of each club including Westerham (Kent), Woldingham (Surrey), Surrey National and their flagship club The Addington (South London).
The open days will be a chance for golfers to have a free tour of the courses, a chance to enjoy the surrounding of the patio, bar and restaurants and take advantage of bespoke discounted green fees for each day.
The Altonwood Group prides itself on its ‘first class’ service and hopes that visitors will be able to experience this first hand.
Over the last few years, all of the clubs in the group has benefited from a great deal of renovations work.
The Addington the most recent to benefit from a huge amount of undergrowth clearance having taken place allowing the more established and prominent trees to flourish again.
The past two winters have also seen all the bunkers on the course re-shaped and lined with inverted turf to prevent stones invading the surface.
In addition, green waste has been applied to the fairways, and ‘green surrounds’ for the last three years with the playing surfaces have benefitted enormously from this.
Paths and steps on the course have been upgraded and added which has improved the presentation, leading to the recent Golf World Ranking improving yet again, placing The Addington at 70 in the Top 100 courses
Not satisfied by these improvements, The Altonwood Group have also just made an investment in the region of £200,000 upgrading their buggy fleets at their four, eighteen hole courses with E-Z-GO ‘the number one golf car in the world’.
In March, sixty new JACOBSEN E-Z-GO RXVE buggies were delivered to The Addington, Surrey National, Westerham and Woldingham.
In 2013, The Altonwood Group introduced its flexible membership card – The Altonwood Season Ticket – meaning there are a number of ways in which the courses and membership can be enjoyed, starting from as little as £299 a year.
How refreshing to see so much time and effort being put back into the courses and clubs, however, don’t take our word for it, go see for yourself!
By Ian Mullins