Centurion Club opens for play


Centurion Club opens for play
Toby Ingleton
By Sean Dudley

The Centurion Club, near St Albans in the UK, has opened for play.

The property on which the club lies was purchased three years ago by a consortium comprised of the club’s managing director Scott Evans, chairman Graham Wildish, and Dutch businessmen Bert Pronk and André Hendricks.

Designed by architect Simon Gidman, and constructed using inert landfill, the 7,064-yard course opened to the public on 1 July. Gidman says he aimed to give each of the holes a unique character. The course features 80 bunkers, four major water features and undulating bentgrass greens.

“Over the last few months, the weather has not been conducive to putting the finishing touches to a golf course but everyone has worked very hard and we’re delighted with the results,” said Evans. “We’ve also been very pleased with the feedback we have been receiving since our membership sales office opened last October. Interest in the club is very high and membership continues to build at a pace.”