Wexham Park Golf Centre Set to Become Top Spot for Growing the Game
Story published at 12:18, Friday, August 26th, 2016
Wexham Park Golf Centre is tipped to become one of the South East’s most popular, family friendly golf venues after a recent takeover.
The new owners, Toureen Group Ltd, had long been admirers of Wexham Park prior to acquiring the venue, enjoying the heritage of the club and its place within the heart of the community.
Under the new agreement, Cornerstone Golf. will manage the day-to-day running of the centre, and, together with Toureen Group, they plan to enhance the current facilities with extensive upgrades to the range, short game area, and retail facilities.
“We want Wexham Park Golf Centre to become a prime example of a modern, family friendly golf facility that offers something for everyone,” explained Adam Stacey, Director of Golf Operations. “We have a strong membership that includes a vibrant junior section, and we want to maintain this momentum by pushing the club to the forefront of growing the game.”
Within the region, Wexham has shared a great relationship with the BB&O. It is a Hub Centre for them and under the direction of Martin Heys, PGA Fellow Professional, they develop the U12 squad. Throughout its time as a centre for promoting the growth and development of golf, Wexham Park has seen many players graduate from its training academy and go on to play at both national and international levels. The club’s most recent success story is that of ex-academy graduate Meghan MacLaren who was part of the winning GB & I team at this year’s Curtis Cup, and has quickly established herself on the U.S. collegiate circuit.
“The heritage of the centre and the relationship it has with aspiring golfers within the local community is hugely important to us,” added Heys. “Everyone who comes through our doors is well looked after and made to feel welcome, and hopefully they feel inspired by their surroundings to get out and make the most of the facilities that we have to offer.”
Wexham Park is home to two testing layouts; the Blue Course, which offers an 18-hole parkland challenge with many water hazards to test the most skilled golfer, and the 9-hole Green Course which provides a shorter alternative, perfect for players who want to ease themselves into the game.
For those who want to concentrate on specific elements of their game, group and individual lessons are available from the six on-site professionals who provide tuition on the course, or at the soon to be upgraded 36 bay driving range and short game practice area.
Additionally, a purpose-built Footgolf course provides a fun variant of the game, suitable for all the family; golfers and non-golfers alike.
“The future of the centre is going to be very exciting,” continued Stacey. “We can’t wait to get started on developing the facilities at the club and cementing its place as a sporting hub within the local area.”
Wexham Park Golf Centre www.wexhamparkgolfcentre.co.uk