Woll GC keep things moving: The Woll Golf Course were taking another step forward before the season was stalled due to the coronavirus. Now they are re –setting the membership clock to keep things moving forward!
The Owners of the Woll Golf Course at New Woll Estate were showing great confidence in the golf market with their growing membership at Woll and increasing visitor numbers. Together this encouraged them to continue with their development of the course over last winter. But now they are having to take bold moves to help their members and ensure the course keeps moving forward.
The work took on the redevelopment of 2 more greens, the green complexes (surroundings of the greens), new bunkers, 3 new tees and new irrigation, but it doesn’t stop there a number of changes are being made with more new tees coming into play some specifically to encourage the lady golfers. There are also new paths designed to improve movement around the course and help in the winter where the course is able to stay open and playable all year round with normal greens and tees! Since 2013 16 holes of the 18 hole course have been redeveloped
However now the course is looking better than ever and there are no golfers! Like all the courses in the Borders it is just being looked after by a skeleton staff with essential maintenance until the green light is given to re-open.
Everyone is desperate to welcome golfers back to enjoy it when it is safe to do so and the Owners are trying to help. They have confirmed to all their members and potential new members that they are re-setting the membership year – So depending on when restrictions on golf are lifted in the Borders their membership year will restart so no one loses out. Essentially existing members, membership year will be extended and new members will benefit from their membership lasting from the date of restrictions lifting for an entire year.
David Brown one of the Owners said
‘Up till now Continuing investment and development in the course and all the facilities has seen real benefits with our strong and growing membership. In the current environment though we are trying to do what is best for members and look to the future.
We are trying to offer the best course, playable all year round and enjoyable and accessible to golfers of all standards. We are lucky to have such good and hardworking teams throughout the business giving us great end results. We are looking forward to welcoming everyone back to golf!
Nicholas Brown one of the owners stated
‘We believe it is important to actively move forward and ensure we improve all golfers enjoyment of the game with the best course possible and facilities to match, sometimes though it is not all about these large developments but also continued small improvements and robust ongoing maintenance programs and most important of all looking after the members’
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