As I pondered over questions like these, I came across the news of Abbey Hill Golf Centre‘s significant renovation project.
Abbey Hill Golf Centre, a BGL (Burhill Group Limited) venue in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, has already invested more than £850,000 in its clubhouse and golf course.
The improvements, which include the first phase of a two-phase clubhouse investment project, and extensive golf course renovations, culminate in the second phase of the planned clubhouse refurbishments, which are slated to start in January 2024.
The first of the two-phase clubhouse investment saw £350,000 spent on
- the refurbishment of two main function rooms; the Fairway Suite and the Atrium Suite, with new carpets, bars, lighting, and furniture,
- a refurbished entrance foyer,
- the creation of new staff offices, and
- a rejuvenated coffee bar.
The golf course has also undergone significant improvements in recent months. Abbey Hill Golf Centre is now in the second year of a five-year bunker renovation plan, which will total another £500,000 investment.
- the refurbishment of every bunker on the property with the latest drainage technology.
- new tees and pathways have been added on two locations around the course.
Phase two of the clubhouse renovation project will commence in January 2024, bringing the total investment in the clubhouse to £500,000 – also taking the total investment in the past 12 months to £1 million.
The project will involve the installation of new changing rooms and toilets for both men and women and the installation of a new, larger kitchen.
My comments & tips
Abbey Hill Golf Centre is focusing on the three most important areas of golfers’ life in a golf club: turf conditioning + F&B + clubhouse.
Just a heads up, according to a recent survey conducted by England Golf and Players 1st, it seems that many people were not pleased with the food and drink service area. As a result, the F&B NPS decreased by 5 points.
It’s great to see the club’s efforts towards inclusivity and recognition of the significance of having more female golfers. A decade ago, this was the 4th most important off-course expectation.
Expanding the diversity of the golf club community has the potential to enhance the allure and thrill of club life.