About Crown Golf
Crown Golf is formed of 18 Membership based proprietary golf clubs and a separate division of Pay and Play golf courses. The premier club in the group is St Mellion International Resort based in Cornwall and following a recent £20m re-development is now fully re-opened.
The Crown Golf group also plays host to the Crown Golf Academy network based at 13 clubs and expected to grow over the coming years. The Academies are excellent venues to learn the great game of golf, provide fantastic instruction for Juniors and Adults alike and are used as custom fitting centres when purchasing golf equipment.
Crown Golf are owned by The Bennelong Group, a privately owned funds management and private equity business founded by Jeff Chapman and the Chapman family in 2000. Following a period of organic growth in 2000-2004, Crown Golf then acquired the former American Golf group based in the UK which quadrupled the size of the business. This acquisition happened at the end of 2004 and since then Merrist Wood, The Bristol and Pine Ridge have been added.
Bennelong’s core values – honesty, competitiveness, teamwork, prudence, balance, respect, accountability and hard work – underpin all initiatives undertaken by the Group. While the Bennelong Group owns and manages significant businesses globally, it also measures its success through contributing to positive and lasting change in the wider community via its philanthropic organisation, the Bennelong Foundation.
The Golf Foundation
Crown Golf partner The Golf Foundation to help deliver our Crown Golf Junior Academies. The Golf Foundation is a charity committed to the sporting and social development of young people through golf. ‘Skills for Life’ is a principle that underpins the Golf Foundation’s work and links directly to the organisation’s mission statement. It is based on the belief that children and young people are able to develop playing skills and personal skills through the Foundation’s development initiatives, which will benefit them for the rest of their lives.
Crown Golf has committed to gain the GolfMark accreditation at all of its facilities by end of 2010. GolfMark is a national scheme that identifies and recognises junior and beginner friendly golf facilities. The three key areas within the golf club which are assessed are:
- Coaching & Playing
- Club Environment (including sports equity & ethics)
- Child Protection & Duty of Care
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