To date, sales have increased by 25% compared to 2004, with the number of golfers taking a Golfbreaks.com break in a year nearing the 100,000 mark for the first time. “It’s been another phenomenal year for Golfbreaks.com,” said Andrew Stanley, managing director. “We’re seeing the business go from strength to strength as more golfers discover the benefits of having their golf break tailor-made for them.
“England and Wales, plus Scotland, are still our key markets, but the expansion into Ireland and France, followed by Spain and Portugal more recently, has proved very successful.”
Andrew Stanley founded the company in May 1998 and the website www.golfbreaks.com was launched in August 1999. It is now widely recognised as the UK’s leading provider of golf breaks and holidays to more than 350 venues in the UK and Europe.
“I started off organising Ryder Cup style golf breaks for groups of golfers, including societies and clubs, and soon realised there was an untapped market for one to three night golf breaks in the UK,” explains Andrew.
Over the past seven years Golfbreaks.com has continued to grow and now employs a team of 60 in its offices in Windsor, Berkshire. Its aim is to make organising golf breaks simple by providing golfers with a unique, one-stop service at great value prices. The team has over 15 years of experience in organising golf breaks for clubs, societies, corporate groups and groups of friends.
“Organising a golf break can be very time consuming and a logistical nightmare if booking for a large group,” continues Andrew. “We have taken the hassle away for golfers and made their lives much easier. All they need to do is make one call and we do the rest for them.”
The success of Golfbreaks.com has been remarkable, with some years’ sales growing by over 60%. Andrew Stanley adds: “We have an amazing team here in Windsor who are working extremely hard towards Golfbreaks.com’s long term goal of becoming the world’s leading provider of golf breaks and holidays.”
Golfbreaks.com is looking to expand further across Europe and worldwide over the next five years, increasing the choice of destinations for customers.