Centurion Club welcomes 1st year anniversary

St Albans golf course, Centurion Club, will be celebrating its one-year anniversary on July 1.

Centurion Club will celebrate its one year anniversary after opening on July 1 2013.

St Albans golf course, Centurion Club, will be celebrating its one-year anniversary on July 1.

Centurion Club, situated to the south west of St Albans, will be celebrating its first anniversary on July 1.

The anniversary marks the end of twelve months of success for the private club near St Albans with membership sales ahead of schedule and its course attracting a series of excellent reviews from golfers and the media alike.

Centurion Club opened with a fanfare on July 1 2013 and almost immediately its 7,084-yard par-72 course started to attract favourable critiques normally associated with more established facilities.

The Greens Staff at Centurion Club have been working hard throughout the Club’s first year to hone the course to perfection.

However it is not just on course where progress has been made with work having recently startedon the construction of a new two-storey club building designed by Harrison Mutch Architects.

An 850 square metre green keepers’ complex is also being erected to house the club’s state-of-the-art Toro greens machinery.

Behind the scenes there have also been a series of key appointments with the hugely experienced Jonathan Dickins joining the Club’s management team as Sales and Marketing Director and Caisa Malmberg taking up the role of Sales and Marketing Executive.

The result of all this activity is that Club membership sales have bucked the national trend and have exceeded the targets that had been set.

Managing Director, Scott Evans said, “there is no doubt that our first year has surpassed all our expectations.

“Our goal right from the start was to ensure Centurion Club provided members with a private club of unrivalled quality and our success in that area has been rewarded with outstanding membership sales.

“There is now a real buzz about the Club as we begin the second phase of the project with the construction of the new club building and green keepers’ complex.

Centurion Club is built on picturesque land to the south west of the Roman city of St Albans, close to the M1 and M25 and just half an hour’s drive from the City of London.

The Club is offering a variety of memberships. Prospective members can contact the Club on 01442 510 520 to arrange a guided tour or visit www.centurionclub.co.uk for more information.


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