Get Golfing CIO has agreed a 25-year lease with property company U+I plc to take over the running of Arkley Golf Club in Hertfordshire.
Arkley joins Get Golfing’s stable of clubs including nearby Mill Green in Hertfordshire, Warley Park in Essex, Surrey clubs Hampton Court Palace and Pyrford Lakes, Redlibbets in Kent, The Bristol in the West Country and Sherfield Oaks in Hampshire.
Situated in close proximity to the M1, M25 and A1 on the outskirts of Barnet, Arkley Golf Club is a beautiful par-69 course laid out by James Braid and further improved by Harry Vardon. The course has 9 holes, but 18 tees boxes ensure that the two nines play very differently.
Get Golfing CEO Ed Richardson said: “Arkley is a special golf club with an important place in the development of golf in Britain, so we are delighted to be involved in returning the club and course to its former glory. We would encourage anyone who loves golf to try Arkley, it is a historic course and a very welcoming venue to relax after a game of golf.
“We are also immensely proud that the current operator, U+I Golf Limited, has chosen us to continue their good work. Director John Weir is a hugely respected figure in the golf industry and to get his endorsement means a lot to all the team at Get Golfing.”
The change in management also means that Arkley members will now be able to access other clubs in the Get Golfing group at great rates and will benefit from a range of market-leading discounts on drinks, food and golf equipment. They will also be able to enter some of Get Golfing’s group-wide competitions, such as its Society Masters and its Order of Merit series for members, The Race to Le Touquet, which, in addition to offering the opportunity to win golf trips, comes with a fantastic array of prizes.
Club Captain Kaz Donald told Arkley members in the club’s April newsletter that the handover was “a real positive” for the club: “President David and I have met Edward Richardson and we were very impressed. His passion for golf, and the future, is palpable. I do believe that the future is bright!”