Top London golf course set for revamp

Premier club looks set to improve facilities following a change in ownershop

One of the UK’s premier golf clubs has recently changed ownership, giving its greens staff high hopes for the future. In October 2003, the Bendinat Group took on the ownership of the London Golf Club, in Kent, and now has plans to improve and add new facilities to the club, which already boasts two championship 18-hole golf courses designed by Jack Nicklaus’s Golden Bear Design. The new owner also runs and operates the Royal Bendinat Golf Club near Palma, Majorca. With a team of 25 greens staff under the direction of courses manager Peter Todd, the London Golf Club is regarded as one of the best-maintained courses in the country. Under its new ownership, Todd will be able to further this reputation in calling on the knowledge of golf course architect and consultant Hawtree, which has a close working relationship with the Bendinat Group. Todd will also be consulting with Mike Hughesdon, a member of the BBC’s golf broadcast team. Todd said: “As course manager, I’m delighted to have these additional resources available to me. The entire greenkeeping team is looking forward to being involved with the projects, and it relishes the challenges this new phase of the club’s development presents.”

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