Kings Norton invests £600k in its course

By Tania April 15, 2019 10:36 Updated

Kings Norton Golf Club in Birmingham has announced it has invested more than £600,000 in its course.

As it bids to become one of the premier clubs in the region, Kings Norton has spent more than £360,000 alone on machinery to improve and maintain its 27 challenging holes.

And after one of the hottest and driest summers on record the club is also investing £58,000 in a brand-new greens irrigation system.

Add to this further investment of £190,000 to be spent over the next three years remodelling and improving all of the 85 bunkers, it is clear that Kings Norton Golf Club is positioning itself for the future.

Since the appointment of new course manager, Neill Smith, in August 2018, the 27 holes at Kings Norton have seen a rapid transformation, quickly gaining a reputation as one of the best conditioned golf courses in the Midlands.

Smith has overseen the investment in a brand-new fleet including greens’ mowers, a top dresser and utility vehicles alongside enhanced staff training.

To keep the machinery in premium condition the club has engaged Oakley Groundcare and their Toro-trained engineers to provide a full maintenance service for the new equipment, ensuring it is able to provide the best possible putting surfaces and smooth consistent greens all year.

Steve Dougan

Kings Norton has also appointed Steve Dougan, PGA fellow professional, director of golf and experienced club manager to oversee the day to day operations at the club. Dougan will be working closely with the board of directors, course manager, head professional and caterers to grow and improve all aspects of the business as well as members and guests experience at the club.


By Tania April 15, 2019 10:36 Updated

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