Hosting a corporate golf day is a fantastic way to network, motivate your team, and impress clients. For Londoners, there’s no better destination than the picturesque West Essex Golf Club. If you want to know more about how to organise a corporate golf day, here’s a comprehensive guide.
Speak to the Venue
Always initiate contact with your chosen venue. Most golf clubs will have experienced teams to guide you, and at West Essex, we’re no exception. With a dedicated events team at the helm, a significant part of the organisation is already in expert hands.
Choose a Suitable Date
Consider your attendees’ availability and any potential clashes with other major events in London to ensure maximum participation. Also, it’s advisable to have a backup date in case of unforeseen circumstances.
Determine Your Objective
Are you looking to build team spirit, secure a business deal, or simply have a fun day out? Your goal will influence the format of the day. If networking is your aim, a relaxed game followed by a dinner might suit. For team building, perhaps some golfing lessons or a tournament format would work best. Or you can visit the Trackman driving range.
Catering and Refreshments
At West Essex Golf Club, our restaurant and Harry’s Bar will ensure all your culinary needs are met. Discuss menu options in advance. Do you fancy a hearty breakfast to kick things off? Or perhaps a sophisticated evening meal to wrap things up? Remember to cater for dietary requirements.
Golf days can range from the simplistic to the lavish. The venue, food, prizes, and additional activities will all impact your budget. At West Essex Golf Club, we offer a variety of packages that can be tailored to your unique needs.
Enhance the Experience
Think about professional photography to capture the day’s highlights. Consider hiring a golf pro to provide some tips and tricks. If you are planning your corporate golf day at West Essex, the panoramic views from the golf course are unmissable. Consider factoring in some time for attendees to soak in the surroundings.
Plan the Game Format
Stableford, Texas Scramble, or Best Ball? Your game’s format can significantly influence the day’s pace and competitiveness. If you’re not sure, our events team at West Essex are more than happy to offer guidance on what might suit your group best.
Transport and Accommodation
Being easily accessible from London is one of West Essex’s major advantages. However, ensure there’s adequate transport for attendees. If the day extends into the evening or if you have people on your guest list from further afield, check nearby accommodation options or liaise with the club for recommendations.
Awards and Prizes
Everyone loves a bit of recognition. Consider awards for achievements like ‘Longest Drive’ or ‘Closest to the Pin’. Our pro shop is a great place to source prizes that’ll leave a lasting impression.
Personalise Your Day
Bespoke touches can make your event stand out for all the right reasons. How about branded golf balls or customised tee markers? Perhaps you can have a unique theme for your day. These personal touches not only enhance the day’s experience but also cement memories in attendees’ minds.
From the initial invite to the post-event thank you notes, clear communication is key. Make sure that all the attendees are well-informed about the day’s itinerary, dress code, and other essential details.
While golf is relatively low risk, ensuring safety is paramount. The club will have guidelines in place but do remind attendees about basic golf etiquette and safety, especially if some are new to the game.
To ensure your future golf days are even more successful, consider collecting feedback from the attendees. This provides valuable insights into what worked well and areas that could be improved. Perhaps certain facilities stood out, or you might find it helpful to make a list of aspects that could be tweaked to make the experience even better next time.
Organising a corporate golf day at West Essex can be a fantastic experience, especially when you are equipped with the right information and support. Our club’s superb facilities, combined with the accessible location, make it a top choice for London businesses.
By focusing on the details and keeping your attendees’ needs in mind, you’re sure to organise an unforgettable day. And don’t forget, our friendly events team is always here to assist. Contact us today to get your plans in place! Golf Days 0208 529 7558 (Option 3)