Cumbria, England: Carus Green Golf Club’s golf academy has cemented its place as one of the United Kingdom’s finest facilities after receiving PGA accreditation.
The newly named ‘PGA Golf Academy, Carus Green, Cumbria’ joins an elite group of PGA branded golf properties around the world.
Carus Green lines up alongside an illustrious group of properties benefitting from the close association with The PGA of Great Britain and Ireland, an Executive Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation.
Those properties include The Belfry, Gleneagles and Formby Hall in the United Kingdom, together with international facilities in China (Bayhood No.9 and Mission Hills), Cyprus (Aphrodite Hills), Czech Republic (The Oaks), Ireland (University of Limerick), Kenya (Vipingo Ridge), Russia (PGA National), Spain (PGA Catalunya), Thailand (Laguna Golf Phuket) and Turkey (Antalya Golf Club).
Laguna Golf Phuket is a Golf Course Facility Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation.
The announcement is a boost for the 50-strong team at Carus Green and the county’s golfers, with PGA accreditation demonstrating its attainment of the highest standards in terms of exceptional facilities, teaching and training.
With nine PGA Professionals, an 18-bay top specification driving range, two bespoke Flightscope fitting rooms, an indoor putting lab, chipping and putting green, outdoor all-weather short game practice area and state of the art GC2 golf simulator, Carus Green is renowned as one of the north of England’s premium golfing venues.
It was also the setting for the 2017 Trilby Tour Championship of Cumbria and will host this event again this year.
Guy Moran, the PGA’s Head of Property and Development, said: “We are delighted to welcome the Golf Academy at Carus Green as a PGA-accredited facility and look forward to a successful and long-lasting relationship together.
“Carus Green joins a select band of PGA-branded golf academies worldwide that are leading the way with expert PGA instruction, outstanding facilities and use of the very latest equipment and technology. The PGA brand represents honesty, integrity, innovation and leadership and we are delighted Carus Green shares those values and vision.”
Graham Curtin, Carus Green’s owner, added: “We are thrilled to have been endorsed by The PGA as an accredited golf academy and are delighted we have reached the extremely high level of standards required to bear The PGA name.
“The value and global recognition of the PGA brand is huge and will really put Carus Green – and the county of Cumbria – on the map, as a centre of golfing excellence. Our continuing success and this incredible endorsement is resultant of many years of hard work.”