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Carr Golf takes on the 24th golf club

Irish golf club operator Carr Golf has taken on its 24th golf club.

To put that into perspective, England’s largest golf operator, The club business, manages 17 golf clubs, even though England has about five times as many golf courses as Ireland. Europe’s largest golf operator will continue to exist Ugolfwhich has more than 100 locations in France alone.

Carr Golf’s 24th club, of which it now manages the maintenance of the golf course, is Mallow Golf Club in County Cork.

The multi-year partnership will focus on comprehensively modernizing the club’s maintenance practices and central fleet to deliver tournament-ready conditions all year round and cement its status as one of Munster’s premier parkland courses.

In addition, Carr Golf’s certified professional advisors will help Mallow’s greenkeepers comply with the ever-growing number of environmental regulations and guidelines.

Situated in the Blackwater Valley, Mallow Golf Club is renowned for its challenging yet enjoyable championship layout set in rolling countryside bordered by native trees and mountainous scenery.

Carr Golf has developed bespoke, data-driven maintenance and agronomic plans to improve the playability and presentation of the par-72 course – whilst maintaining its long-term sustainability.

Improvements are tracked and measured against key performance indicators, compared to industry benchmarks.

As the largest independent purchaser of maintenance machinery and equipment in Ireland and the UK, the company is also tasked with identifying and purchasing on behalf of the golf club the very latest equipment essential to modern course maintenance.

Paul Farrell, interim chairman and trustee at Mallow Golf Club, said: “The trustees, together with interim course chairman, Denis O’Donovan, are pleased to be working with our staff and new partners Carr Golf to improve our course presentation and conditions to improve. We are strengthening our reputation as a hidden gem and great test of Parkland golf in Munster, by embracing new working methods and upgrading our machinery and facilities. This is a great opportunity to take Mallow Golf Club to the next level.”

Ed Pettit, Managing Director of Carr Golf’s Maintenance Division, commented: “We are delighted to be leading the committee and staff through an increasingly complex range of EU regulations and bringing our wider expertise to Mallow Golf Club. Munster is such a competitive market for golf venues. We are excited to help exceed the expectations of their members and guests through consistent, measurable course improvements based on proven processes and performance benchmarks developed over nearly two decades.”