Haydock Park Golf Club has appointed Stephen Nicholson as its new Business Manager to oversee a strategic growth programme.

He was appointed following a rigorous recruitment process and will manage all operational areas of the historic Lancashire based golf club. Mr Nicholson will be responsible for implementing a strategy to improve the club’s operations, facilities and partnerships and retain and attract members.

Mr Nicholson joined from Oxford Golf Club, where he oversaw a significant increase in membership and revenue, via the creation and implementation of a development strategy that improved the course and attracted a new generation of golfers to the club. Mr Nicholson has a BA in Golf Management from the University of Central Lancashire.

Pictured - Stephen Nicolson

He said: “Haydock Park Golf Club is a fantastic course, which lots of history and some fantastic facilities. I was attracted to the challenge of taking the club to the next level and the Board’s vision to make sure the club is fit-for-purpose for many years to come.

“I am looking forward to getting to know the course and the members and working with the team to ensure we provide an exceptional experience for everyone and continue to improve the club. There is a lot of work to be done and I am looking forward to creating the right strategies to develop the club, while fully respecting its history and values.”

Cliff Anderson, Chairman of Haydock Park Golf Club said: “Stephen is an experienced and ambitious General Manager and I am delighted to have him on-board. With his excellent knowledge of golf management, experience of operations, marketing and customer service I believe Stephen is the right man to ensure we continue to provide a great environment and service for our members and develop the club and the course in the right way.”

Haydock Park Golf Club is an 18-hole course located close to Junction 23 of the M6 and M62 motorways. The course was re-designed by James Braid and is one of the oldest golf clubs in England dating back to 1877.