How to…Manage Expectations

More than 100,000 rounds are played every year at The Belfry. How do you maintain a course with such heavy use and what can all clubs learn from the Ryder Cup venue? Angus Macleod, director of golf courses and estates, tells Steve Carroll his secrets.

They have to throw away the manual at The Belfry. Being a four-time Ryder Cup venue is both a blessing and a curse. It means you’ll probably never be concerned about getting enough people through the doors. But it also requires standards of excellence that are exceptionally difficult to achieve all year round....
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