City ‘whiz-kids’ cashing in their bumper corporate bonuses have placed membership of the London Golf Club at the top of their ‘must have’ lists this Christmas.
This stylish club, which lies just 30 minutes from Canary Wharf appears to be the club of choice for the young, upwardly mobile professionals from the ‘Square Mile’.
The club’s management has seen almost 75 applications for membership in the past six weeks, almost all bankers, solicitors and accountants and the age profile is well below 40.
The club’s appeal is obvious, apart from its location next to Brand’s Hatch in Kent and close to Canary Wharf, the City of London and major road networks. It offers two spectacular and immaculately kept18-hole golf courses, one designed by Jack Nicklaus, laid out across some of Kent’s most unspoilt countryside. At 500 feet above sea level this is the ‘Garden of England’s’ highest point.
The London Golf Club also boasts five star levels of service, a team of PGA professionals, state of the art conference facilities and a most handsome clubhouse with bars, restaurant, changing facilities and well stocked pro shop which has recently been award the title of Clubhouse of the Year for 2006, beating off rivals such as Sunningdale, Stoke Park Club and Wentworth.
Heath Harvey, commercial manager for the London Golf Club commented, “With our close proximity to Canary Wharf we have found our new members and corporate golf day clients to be largely bankers and lawyers – two industries renowned for their attention to detail and with this, their requirements for hands-on customer care and exacting standards from their golf club.”
And he added: “Over the past year we have doubled the size of our spike bar and club shop, as well as having refurbished much of the clubhouse. The installation of free, wireless broadband and 50″ plasma screens in our meeting rooms has been warmly received and in the year ahead we will continue to be innovative and forward thinking in our efforts to stay at the forefront of clubhouse service and customer care.
The London Golf Club is part of the Bendinat group of Palma de Mallorca, property developers, owners of Royal Bendinat Golf Club on Majorca and sponsors of the annual London Seniors Masters held at the London Golf Club in June
London Golf Club www.londongolf.co.uk