Big changes at Brean
Brean Golf Club will be opening four new holes in the new year.
2012 promises to be a year of big changes at Brean Golf Club, which is based at Brean Leisure Park.
Four new holes will be incorporated into the current layout, continuing the ongoing improvements being made to the facilities on offer to golfers. The new holes are already well ahead of schedule thanks to the warmer temperatures experienced in recent months and they include a few more water hazards, which are a common feature of the whole Brean course.
Head greenkeeper Robin Williams, who has overseen the extension, and his team hope to have the new holes in play by mid summer at the latest, and if mother nature is kind over the next few months, then they might even get their first test in the annual Pro Celebrity Am held in May next year.
Brean’s two PGA professionals, David Haines and Andrew March, who have designed the new holes, are excited by the latest change to the course. March said: “For those people who haven’t played at Brean since before the last change in 2009 they will struggle to recognise it now.
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“The club is indebted to the House family for their ongoing support and investment into the improvement being made at the club”. Haines added: “Brean may not be the longest course around, but it serves up a challenge to all standards of golfer from beginner to professional.”
Despite a year of doom and gloom amongst many golf clubs, Brean has bucked this trend. 2011 saw more players play at Brean and the membership grew slightly and the club also celebrated a historic double success on the course.
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The club team won the Avalon League and then followed that by bringing the prestigious Somerset Bowl back to Brean for the first time in over 20 years.
Haines said: “With all the changes happening, we are now getting more and more membership enquiries and already have many societies rebooking again for next year. We can even offer any new member the chance to get 14 months for the price of 12 if they join the club in January.”
For more details on Brean Golf Club and membership opportunities, please contact the pro shop on 01278 752111.