Niall Flanagan has been appointed as a member of the Board of Directors of the exclusive Castiglion Del Bosco Golf Club in Tuscany.
The founder of Club Inc. will join owner Massimo Ferragamo, CEO Simone Pallesi and Members’ Representative Riccardo Celli at a time when Castiglion Del Bosco is developing a deserved reputation as one of the most prestigious new private members’ golf clubs in Europe.
Flanagan will use his vast experience working at Club Inc. and in senior management positions at the likes of Loch Lomond Golf Club, the St Andrews Links Trust, the Dubai Golf and Racing Club and Wentworth Club to enhance all aspects of the strategic and functional management of the Club and to hone the service it provides for its members and their guests.
His specific remit is to refine Operations and to drive Membership Sales at a time when the Club has recently welcomed its 100th member following its launch.
“I was delighted to be asked to join the Board at Castiglion Del Bosco and genuinely believe it has the potential to develop into one of the most prestigious Clubs in world golf.
“I have been fortunate enough to work both at and with many of the most prominent clubs in the game and have no doubt Castiglion Del Bosco will soon be right up there with the very best of them.
“It is an exciting time to join Massimo and his team because Membership is thriving and work has already started on a bespoke clubhouse the first part of which will be open early next year.
Simone Pallesi Chief Executive Officer said: “We would like to take this opportunity to welcome Niall to the Board of Castiglion Del Bosco and feel sure his vast experience working with prestigious private members’ Clubs will help us to build on our successful launch. This really has been a labour of love for us and Niall’s expertise will help us to bring it all to fruition.”
Situated within the UNESCO-listed Val d’Orcia Natural Park and in the heart of the Brunello di Montalcino wine-making region, Castiglion del Bosco is a 5000-acre Tuscan country estate privately owned by Massimo and Chiara Ferragamo. Set amidst iconic Tuscan scenery, Castiglion del Bosco distils the spirit of an ancient, innately cultured land in one of the region’s largest private estates.
Today Castiglion del Bosco is a Tuscan retreat with a range of elegant and spacious suites and villas and an intimate Spa. It’s a culinary destination with two restaurants, cooking school and organic kitchen garden and a Brunello di Montalcino winery. The estate also offers a carefully selected range of activities for both adults and children, and excursions designed to highlight this fascinating region’s history, landscape and culture.
The first tranche of memberships at Castiglion Del Bosco have already sold out but further Individual, Family, Social and Corporate Memberships are currently available.
Castiglion Del Bosco www.castigliondelbosco.com