What to expect from a visit to a member destination

  • The Definition of a ‘World-Class’ Golf Destination...
  • Course Presentation
  • Practice Facilities
  • Clubhouse & Locker Rooms
  • Food & Beverage

To meet the strict entry criteria of worldclass.golf, prospective member destinations must demonstrate uncompromising standards across four key areas of their entire golf operation, while demonstrating it delivers a visitor experience which is truly ‘world-class’.

The starter should provide tees, pin positions, and pace-of-play information on the first tee, while the condition of the course should always be pristine, with tees, greens, surrounds and fairways maintained to a high standard. Whenever possible, the starter should recommend preferred tee boxes based on ability and handicap, allowing guests of all standards the opportunity to play well and enjoy their round.

Practice facilities need to be of the highest standard, and must include a range, short-game area with putting green, and the ability – climate permitting – of hitting range balls from grass as opposed to mats, or artificial tee lines. Range balls should ideally be stacked in pyramids, and only quality practice balls used. If a ball dispenser is in operation, all tokens must be included as part of the green fee.

The clubhouse needs to be warm and welcoming, while at the same time functional, with visitors greeted with sincerity before being invited to make use of the changing facilities. The locker room should include the use of premium-grade lockers, with complimentary toiletries and refreshments on offer, while the pro shop would be expected to be stocked with quality apparel brands from the world of golf.

Superb cuisine paired with fine wines should be on the menu for any dining experience after a round of golf, coupled with a selection of local beers and low-alcohol alternatives, all served in a relaxed and stylish atmosphere. On-course, and also at the halfway house, a range of snacks and hot and cold beverages should be available, with a refreshment cart on-course in hotter climates.

A Guide to the Icons

Bag Tags – Supplied engraved with your name, or blank.
Buggy – A golf car is included as part of the green fee.
Caddie – Pre-booking advised; cost not included.
Club Cleaning – Equipment cleaned after you finish your round.
Fresh Fruit – Complimentary fruit available on the range or tee boxes.
Locker – Your own personalised locker for use during your visit.
Private Club – Exclusive access only to members and their guests.
Range Balls – Practice balls, often stacked in pyramids on the range.
Realty – Real Estate available to purchase on the golf course.
Refreshments – Halfway House or an F&B cart; cost not included.
Shoe Cleaning – Your golf shoes cleaned after your round.
Tote Bag – A welcome gift upon arrival at the destination.
Water – Filtered, cold water dispensers around the course.