Redbourn Golf Club in Hertfordshire is nearing the completion of a four-year £1 million investment project designed to significantly improve the club’s sustainability, while also elevating its food and beverage offerings and practice facilities.
The redevelopment – funded by club owner and operator Burhill Group Limited (BGL) – began in late 2017, with an initial focus on the overhaul of the club’s bar and restaurant area.
Following the indoor renovation work, Redbourn’s maintenance team set about the creation of a large-scale irrigation lake to the side of the 8th and 10th holes. This has enabled the club to rely exclusively on rainfall and a borehole for its water supply. Since completion in May 2019, all water that has been used to maintain the 27-hole venue has come from those sustainable sources rather than water mains.
Less than a year later, the club turned its attention to improving its golf offering, with the installation of TrackMan technology on its driving range. The new state-of-the-art facility boasts 20 indoor and six outdoor TrackMan Range bays, allowing up to four players to tee it up at major championship venues, enjoy practice sessions, challenge friends in innovative game modes, or simply enjoy time with family. The new range also features in-bay seating areas that enable guests to order food and drinks direct to their bay.
Upgrades have also be made to all external clubhouse areas, with new outdoor furnishings and newly laid patios completed in January this year.
Most recently, a new irrigation system that will run across the club’s 18-hole Ver Course and its 9-hole Kinsbourne short course, has been installed. Efficient sprinkler heads and computerised programming will allow the greens staff to implement a watering schedule that will improve the playability of the course all year round. The first two phases of this installation are now complete, with the final phase set to be finished early next year.
Steve Brown, General Manager of Redbourn Golf Club, commented: “We are proud to have made such a significant investment into the sustainability and quality of our operation. The installation of TrackMan Range technology, paired with numerous other club upgrades has increased our footfall and vastly improved our offering.”
Guy Riggott, Operations Director, BGL Golf, added: “We are delighted to be continuing our investment into Redbourn Golf Club. We are committed to providing the best experience for our members and visitors and will continue to ensure this is at the forefront of everything we do.”