Burhill Golf & Leisure, one of the largest owners and operators of golf in the UK, has underlined its commitment to making its venues the best in their localities by investing in a fleet of 144 Club Car vehicles.
All 10 Burhill Golf & Leisure golf courses have taken delivery of Club Car’s latest golf car, the Precedent, and a variety of utility vehicles for course rangers and food and beverage services have also been purchased.
Colin Mayes, chief executive of Burhill Golf & Leisure, said, “The investment in a fleet of Club Car Precedents and utility vehicles is central to our goal of offering customers the best facilities, the best service and the best value. It is also about driving our business forward and Club Car, with its outstanding golf vehicles, has proved an excellent partner in this.”
Club Car, a PGA Partner and European Tour sponsor, is the leading supplier of golf cars in the UK and its Precedent model has received widespread praise throughout the industry, as well as being used by both team captains at the 2006 Ryder Cup. The Precedent offers best-in-class reliability, efficiency and performance, and is engineered with innovative technologies and conveniences.
Kevin Hart, Club Car national account manager for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, said, “Our golf cars will further enhance the quality offering at Burhill Golf & Leisure courses. The Precedent is a product of Club Car’s commitment to innovation and high-end manufacturing and has proved hugely popular with consumers and golf course businesses alike. Combined with food and beverage vehicles, a fleet of golf cars like this is a highly effective way of increasing revenue, and I am sure this is precisely how Burhill Golf and Leisure will benefit.”
Owned privately by members of the Guinness family, Burhill Golf and Leisure Ltd was established in 1926. Originally Burhill Estates Company Ltd, the Company was formed to manage the estates of the then Lord Iveagh, one of which was Burhill Park, home to Burhill Golf Club.
Burhill launched into pay-and-play golf in 1982 with the building of Hoebridge Golf Centre on an estate near Woking, Surrey. The high demand for affordable, ‘no commitment’ golf led to huge success at Hoebridge and the decision to develop further into the pay-and-play golf market. Since 1992 Burhill Golf and Leisure has acquired seven more centres.
As a property driven leisure business, Burhill Golf and Leisure Ltd is committed to further expansion over the coming years through a combination of property purchase and strategic business partnerships, both with the private and public sectors.