Essendon Country Club, Bedwell Park, Hertfordshire, has announced plans for a significant phase of investment into the facility following a period of sustained progression since the Griffin family takeover in late 2011.
A new state-of-the-art short-game facility is to be built from scratch, allowing members and visitors alike to hone their skills in close proximity to the first tees of both the Old and the New Course.
The new facility completes the club’s long-term commitment to providing the finest and most complete golf offering in the county. It follows the recent openings of a contemporary driving range and high-tech swing studio in 2014 and 2015 respectively.
“I’m delighted to finally announce yet further development plans within a club that we are extremely passionate about,” said owner, Kieran Griffin. “At Essendon, we’re committed to continuous improvement. Our aim is always to provide our members with a premium experience, and with these developments, this is now the case across the board.”
Further 2016 investment includes a complete redesign of the New Course’s closing hole, transforming it from a par-4 to a risk-reward par 5.
Since takeover in 2011, the Griffin family has invested significantly into the club, which now boasts a thriving membership across all categories.
All aforementioned developments, including short-game area, hole adjustments and refurbishments are scheduled to open by the end of summer 2016.
Essendon Country Club is situated in a picturesque 400-acre estate on the outskirts of the village of Essendon and close to the A1000 between Welwyn Garden City and Hertford. It is ideally located for easy access to the M25, M1, A1 and A10 and is just 25 miles north of the centre of London.
Essendon Country Club www.essendoncc.co.uk