2018 Customer Survey Update
Last October, we conducted our annual customer survey. As a result and in response to your feedback, we have been working hard over the winter months to make sure we improve our product and customer experience for all of our valued members and customers in 2019. With the new golf season fast approaching we are delighted to be able to update you with some new initiatives and improvements at Tilgate Forest!
Our promise to you at Tilgate Forest Golf Centre:
2018 saw one of the most challenging years we have ever seen! With an extremely wet start to the year, followed by one of the hottest summers in decades, the course, and greens in particular suffered – The huge leaps we had made in course condition stalled, we where by no means the only course to suffer but the greens never reached their full potential.
This year we have added extra resource and budget to the golf course, with an additional qualified greenkeeper and state of the art drainage and aeration equipment in use more than ever before. This year we will be ready no matter what the English weather throws our way!
Keep up to date with everything our greenkeeping team do with our daily Facebook updates, just visit Facebook.com/TilgateGolf
Golf Course playability
One of biggest challenges of a picturesque tree lined course like Tilgate Forest is it’s playability. We are currently 2 years through a 4 year plan to dramatically improve the forest areas bordering our fairways.
Our greenkeeping team have been hard at work clearing the broken branches and scrubb left over from our large forest clearance project in 2017. Our aim to to make the course a massive 5 shots fairer, with key areas, like the woodland to the right of the 1st tee playable again. No more lost balls!
The investment continues! We now have one of the best and most advanced driving ranges in the area. During summer we completed the installation of Toptracer, a virtual golf system that has revolutionised our range experience. With 6 different games and a newly launched app, this system is fantastic for everyone!
In past years the golf ball quality was very hit and miss! That really is a thing of the past with our continued supply of great quality Srixon range balls, every bucket as good as the last.
Building on the success of our range comes our brand new range club – with special offers, exclusive deals and special events it’s a must have for any range user.
While our clubhouse has become one of the most popular function venues in the South, this has had an impact on our day to day bar and restaurant offering. 2019 brings a new focus, we will be making improvements to the outside seating, restaurant layout, decoration and improving the ‘feel’ of our fantastic venue. With a new speciality sandwich selection, casual driving range menu and expanded drinks offering, our bar and restaurant will be the perfect place to grab a bite after your round or relax with friends while playing 9-holes of virtual golf!
We hope you can see from the above that we really want you to have the best possible experience when you visit and your feedback has been invaluable.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have would like to discuss any of the above, or have some further comments or suggestions to how we can make Tilgate Forest Golf Centre even better.
See you on the fairways soon!
Dan Lucking | Centre Manager