Our top 5 tips for getting the most out of your corporate golf day this summer
Are you snowed under trying to organise your corporate golf day? With so many options available it can be time consuming to piece together the perfect corporate golf day in the ideal setting. Without help to host on event day it can also be a challenge to make sure your team maximise their time building client relationships.
Corporate golf days can provide some of the most enjoyable and valuable face time that you get with your clients all year. We’ve been organising corporate golf days throughout the UK and beyond for almost two decades and here we share our top tips for getting the most out of your golf event.
Consider your audience to create the best corporate golf experience
Whether it’s an established annual golf day with experienced golfers and an existing format, or a new event for clients you’ve not hosted before, it’s vital to consider your audience.
Are they seasoned golfers looking for a fast-paced competition on a Championship course? Perhaps a more informal competition is appropriate on a less challenging course, with more focus on the social elements of the day.
How easy is it for them to take the day out of the office during the week? How far can they reasonably travel in advance of their tee time? As a professional golf events company these are the questions we ask up front to ensure your clients have an enjoyable golf day out.
Select the right venue and course for your golf event
The UK offers a fantastic range of course and venue options for golf days and we know them like the back of our hand. Once we understand your audience, budget and objectives we’ll make suggestions for the perfect course and venue for your event.
Due to early morning tee times, where budget allows, we often recommend accommodation for guests the night prior and propose top class venues with accommodation facilities on-site. We also know which courses are set up for corporate groups and will work with us to ensure your group has a smooth and enjoyable day.
Here are just 3 of our favourite golf courses for corporate golf days:
St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland
The well-heeled Scottish coastal town of St Andrews is a real golfer’s paradise. Choose from the prestigious and classic courses at St. Andrews Links, home to the oldest and most iconic course in the world – The Old Course. The Fairmont St Andrews nearby offers 5 star lodging and dining and also on-site golf options itself – the Torrance and Kinnocks courses perched up on a cliff-top, overlooking the ocean.
The Grove, Chandlers Cross, Herts
A great location for a London corporate golf day with access to the M1, M25 and even the tube via Watford, The Grove provides a polished setting geared towards the corporate golf day customer. There is also a wide range of other facilities and activities onsite for non-golfers in the walled garden (not least the outdoor pool and ‘beach’), potting shed and spa. 5 star lodgings are also onsite with a variety of casual and formal dining options. Click here to visit the website.
Stoke Park, Buckinghamshire
Well positioned for London-based golfers and those situated in the West, Stoke Park’s imposing white pavilion has hosted some of our most memorable corporate golf days. An elegant and classic venue with an experienced team and some highly competitive rates. Tennis facilities provide fun options for non-golfers. Click here to visit the website.
The finishing touches to creating your perfect corporate golf day
It’s important to get the basics right – branded golf balls and golf tees, bottles of good quality, branded water to pop in the golf bag, etc. When designing golf experience days we also provide more thoughtful and creative suggestions as to how to enhance the day for your guests, from unusual prizes and gifts to small considerations such as a refreshment pack for guests departing with long drives at the end of the day.
The right photographer on-hand to capture the perfect shot of your clients’ backswings as they tee off can ensure that the memory of your golf day stays on display in their office for some time to come.
For longer events where an overnight stay is included we also organise dinners, entertainment and excursions. Where partners are invited (and for those less interested in golf) we provide an enjoyable range of alternate activities from simply relaxing in a lavish spa to enjoying some country pursuits.
Communication is key throughout organising your corporate golf day
The right communication is vital to ensuring your corporate golf day flows smoothly. As a highly experienced events agency we know that clear communication around tee times, facilities, parking arrangements, the provision of hire clubs and weather considerations all contribute to a smooth start and happy guests on the day.
We can manage the full invitation process and allow guests the chance to speak to our dedicated golf event manager directly if they have any questions in advance about the day. We collect handicaps in advance to ensure that teams are allocated properly and the flow of the day isn’t disrupted.
After the event we can share photographs and memories of the day and also collect guest feedback to ensure the highest standards have been met.
Making sure your golf day secures return on investment
At your corporate golf day, as your chosen events agency, we are there to ensure it all runs like clockwork AND that you and your team have the best possible platform for that invaluable face time with your clients.
It’s vital that the right members of your team are paired with the right clients and that they can focus on client hosting and not be running around organising the day – leave that to us, the professionals.
Our golf days bring you closer to your clients in the best possible surroundings, removing all the stress and worry from the organisation.
Why consider using an event agency to manage your corporate golf day?
We’ll get right to the heart of your objectives and design the perfect corporate golf day, presenting a range of options for you to choose from. We have access to the best venues in the country and provide a seamless end-to-end event management service for corporate clients with varying budgets.