The Shire raises its game

The Shire London has completed a series of course refurbishments and facilities upgrades, including new bunkering and greenside modelling work on The Ballesteros Masters Course, to increase the challenge on the Severiano Ballesteros designed course. A mixture of new and remodelled bunkers on four holes on the front nine – the second, the sixth, the eighth and the ninth holes – is the most visible evidence with each of the four holes now presenting an enhanced challenge to the golfer playing an approach shot.

Other improvements cover everything from new sand, course furniture and flags to a renovated driving range. The club, which is privately run by The Bridgedown Group, has invested over £120,000 in improvements both on and off the golf course.

Ceri Menai-Davis, a director, commented, “These changes for the 2014 season have made the Ballesteros Masters Course even more compelling. At The Shire London our goal has always been to provide the best playing surfaces, the most exciting golfing challenge and the highest levels of customer satisfaction available at this price, anywhere in the south east, if not across the whole the United Kingdom. Although we have been successful since our launch in 2007, you can’t rest on your laurels. Our members are already enjoying the improvements, and we invite all UK golfers to come and enjoy the warm welcome at The Shire London in 2014.”