Golf At Goodwood nominated for award at England Golf Awards

02nd January 2018

Following a hugely successful 2017, Golf At Goodwood has been named a finalist in the ‘Most Welcoming Golf Club’ category at the forthcoming 2018 England Golf Awards on 22 February.

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Celebrating clubs that go the extra mile for their members, players and guests, the Most Welcoming Golf Club award nomination was given to Goodwood for its forward-thinking approach to membership and desire to drive participation in the game.

Welcoming existing and new members, experienced players and beginners with the same personal touch, Golf At Goodwood has taken much of the perceived formality out of the game. This ‘open door’ policy is nowhere more evident than at the Academy, where specific programmes have been developed to encourage women and juniors to play. The annual Academy Open Day has grown in popularity since its inception two years ago and the junior golf camps and Level Up classes have benefited over 200 children.

Golf At Goodwood’s flexible Credit Membership is at the heart of the club’s philosophy to make golf more accessible and has been unanimously well-received. Allowing members to enjoy the benefits of being part of the club, such as having access to the stunning Kennels clubhouse, whilst only needing to pay when they play, Credit Membership has been so successful that a waiting list had to be introduced early last year.

After receiving the nomination, Stuart Gillett, General Manager for Golf and Leisure at Goodwood, said; “I am thrilled that Golf At Goodwood has been recognised for this prestigious England Golf Award. I am very lucky to have an exceptional team working under me who make Golf At Goodwood a fabulously fun and welcoming place to come and play golf.

“We pride ourselves on looking after our customers differently and I actively encourage the team to have fun at work. Golf has a reputation of being quite strict and stuffy, but I can confidently say this isn’t the case at Goodwood. One look at our social media shows how we deliver golf in a very different way.”

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