The world’s largest golf management company set to deliver a new golfing and events experience to the Illawarra
Illawarra, NSW, 1st June, 2016 – The NSW South Coast’s leading golf club, The Grange, and amalgamated events partner, Dapto Leagues, has today signed an exclusive deal with Troon®, the leader in upscale golf facility management, development and marketing, as part of a strategic $7m refurbishment of the Grange clubhouse, function facilities and golf course.
Troon is the largest third party golf management company in the world and will be working to the objectives set out by The Grange and Dapto Leagues board to help ensure continued prosperity, membership loyalty and growth for the club.
In addition, Troon aims to drive golf tourism to NSW’s South Coast, boosting the Ilawarra’s regional economy through its global club network of 200 clubs currently under management worldwide.
Gary Tozer, Club President at Dapto Leagues and The Grange, said the deal represents a new era for the club, “Over the past 50 years, The Grange has grown to become the foremost golf club in Wollongong and the Illawarra region. As part of our ongoing strategy to strive for better customer experience, we’re already underway improving our clubhouse, the events facilities and the golf course itself.
“Our aim is to continue to be the finest community sport and leisure destination for the people of the Illawarra, whilst appealing to wider audiences, encouraging social activities and for golf enthusiasts, improving the course layout to challenge our loyal golf members and new visitors alike”.
Commenting on the new partnership, Bruce Glasco Chief Operating Officer, Managing Director, Troon International Division added, “The Grange and Dapto League’s approach to continually improving customer experience is a mirror of Troon’s own commitment to supporting the communities around our clubs. Simply put, The Grange presented us with the opportunity for a perfect partnership as Troon brings a wealth of experience managing over 200 clubs worldwide”.
Stage one of the development programme has commenced, with the new club house, pro shop, amenities, bar and café, 200 guest function room, gardens and front entrance due for completion in late 2016.
David Hiscox CEO of Dapto Leagues and The Grange concluded, “Our ambitious project to invest in renovation, expansion and improved course design will elevate the club beyond public expectations. The revitalised club will expand its appeal to cater for everyone’s needs on and off the course from weddings to conferences, not to mention attract additional golf tourism to the South of NSW boosting the local economy.”