Thursday 7th September 2017: Charlesland Golf Club in County Wicklow is celebrating 25 years in business, with the club bearing fruits of a €1 million refurbishment recently undertaken to strengthen the club’s offering. Charlesland will celebrate the anniversary with a series of golf events throughout September and October and a gala evening planned for the 21st October.
Developed by the Evans family in the 1992, Charlesland Golf Club appointed Carr Golf to operate on their behalf in 2015 with the intention of using their specialised expertise to improve the presentation of the course and propel the business to a new level. Carr Golf, the specialist in golf club management and maintenance, has made new staffing appointments recently to steer the ship; Andrew Curry to Director of Golf, Mark Ruddy to Sales & Marketing Manager; and Nikki Mc Hugh to Bar & Restaurant Manager.
Joining Charlesland from Killruddery House & Gardens, Nikki McHugh, Bar & Restaurant Manager has developed a new menu to cater for both casual and formal diners in the newly launched Pavillion Room, catering groups of 10 – 100 for private functions with healthy food options for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. The venue also boasts fitness suites, a beauty salon, a children’s play area and corporate rooms for hire.
Andrew Curry, new Director of Golf, has over 15 years’ experience working in the golf industry and is focussed on driving the developments of the club on the ground going forward.
Mark Ruddy, Sales & Marketing Manager is responsible for the marketing and communications strategies at Charlesland. Mark has held previous roles as Golf Events Manager in Sharjah Golf & Shooting Club and working for the UAEPGA as Tournament Director in the United Arab Emirates.
Carr Golf, working with owners’ the Evans family, last year unveiled a new three-hole academy on the grounds, resulting in 40 new junior members, driven by a new Junior Club Committee at Charlesland with development of golf tuition programs for juniors and adults.
Lance Evans, Director of Charlesland Golf Course Ltd said of the 25-year milestone; “We are proud to be 25 years in business and very happy with the positive changes Carr Golf have implemented since coming on board in 2015, bringing with them specialist expertise and huge experience to the many challenges of golf management. The club has grown from strength to strength, shown recently by the record number of new members who have joined.”
Speaking about the plans for the golf club, Ed Pettit, Managing Director at Carr Golf said the milestone was one Carr Golf is proud to play a part in.“With recent improvements to the course and facilities strengthening our offering, we are prouder than ever to celebrate 25 years at Charlesland. The new Golf Club is providing members and visitors with a much improved offering, making it a great destination for those looking for enjoyment with family and friends or a well-being experience. I have every confidence in our talented team in driving forward the club for another successful 25 years to come.”
With over 25 years of experience and lineage in the industry, Carr Golf is a trusted partner to many golf clubs across Ireland, delivering the best in course maintenance, management, sales & marketing and advisory solutions.