Hessle Golf Club – Life in lockdown

Hessle Golf Club is a private members club that was founded in 1898 with a thriving membership of over 650 members with active Men’s, Ladies, Seniors and Junior sections. The course at Raywell was designed by Peter Alliss and Dave Thomas creating the challenging Par 72 course that is played now.

The club over recent years has invested in the internal clubhouse design, decoration and new furniture and commenced a major clubhouse development in September 2019 with the club making a significant investment in the external building redevelopment with a new pitch roof, cladding, new windows and doors. The project was 95% completed when the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown hit the country back in 2020 and this was the first hurdle the club had to overcome with the project finally completed in July 2020 once the availability of contractors, suppliers and stock issues was resolved.

Unfortunately the improved facilities and with the continuation of the pandemic the bar and catering operation has had limited usage in 2020 which continues into 2021, so to ensure we are able to have a bar and catering offer for the membership the club are currently refurbishing the halfway house which is located at the side of the clubhouse between the 9th and 18th holes. This refurbishment allows the club to offer a takeaway service for members and visitors while the main bar and catering operation remains closed.

With the clubhouse facilities closed and to assist in keeping the members informed of upcoming events and promotions we asked W1G to assist the club in creating additional promotional posters that can be added to the TV in the halfway house and also to the existing flyover TV that is situated in main entrance.

Many thanks to the W1G team for the great promotional posters that have been created and for making the process so easy from start to finish.

Looking ahead to the return of golf in 2021, the club has a fantastic and challenging course with excellent facilities and a very loyal membership. The recent addition of new members following the boom of golf post lockdown has put the club on a good footing which has allowed the club to have the course team to remain working throughout the latest lockdown to complete the winter programme of work for the bunker refurbishment and woodland management plan so the continued development of the course will be ready for the start of the golfing season. On completing the work the greenkeepers have not only had to deal with the Covid-19 restrictions but have been presented with some very difficult and challenging weather conditions and can only be congratulated on how they have adapted to the changing situations.

The club has a proactive Board of Directors and Management Team who are keen to ensure the club is ready and well positioned when golf can return back to normal.

For all enquiries please contact: Paul Haddon (General Manager)
Email: manager@hesslegolfclub.co.uk
Tel: 01482 306840 option 3
Address: Westfield Road, Raywell, Cottingham, East Yorkshire, HU16 5ZA
Visit the Website: www.hesslegolfclub.co.uk  
Follow us on Twitter: @hesslegolfclub