“After coming from Crown Golf last year, we conducted a comprehensive investigation into the facility and its potential development in the fall of 2021,” said Ian Timberlake, trustee of Get Golfing. ‘It has become clear to us that the site offers a large space to transform the club into one of the most striking golf, accommodation and hospitality venues in the South West.
‘While realizing the potential, the scale of the task has meant that we do not believe we are the best owner of the site. Although Get Golfing invested significant sums in its sites, the reality was that the wide range of opportunities extended beyond its role as a golf-promoting charity. However, Portishead-based Masters Golf is the perfect suitor for the site. It has a demonstrable passion for the game, as he has worked with the Golf Foundation, the R&A and the PGA Tour, as well as with First Tee on both supply deals and philanthropic activities.
In the year that Get Golfing owned and operated the club, membership grew by 38% as it improved the condition of the course. Tony Crook, team captain at The Bristol, says that the turnaround in the condition of the course since the takeover of Get Golfing has been remarkable: “All credit goes to Dave Taylor, the course manager, and the Get Golfing team whose expertise and support belongs , was really remarkable. I would be sad to see Get Golfing go, but am also very excited about the plans the new owners have. ”
This Get Golfing sale follows two recent acquisitions by the charity at the Ansty Golf Center, near Coventry, and Arkley Golf Club, near Barnet, and the announcement of strong trading figures in 2020. Other sites in its portfolio include Hampton Court Palace Golf Club, The club at Mill Green, Pyrford Lakes, Redlibbets Golf & Country Club, Sherfield Oaks and Warley Park.