Tandridge Golf Club has appointed CMAE member Luke Edgcumbe CMDip as its new general manager to oversee the stunning Surrey club’s drive to improve the member experience and attract new golfers.

Edgcumbe makes the move across the county from his previous role at Royal-Mid Surrey, where he spent seven years at the helm coordinating major investment, posting impressive membership retention numbers, attracting new members – which resulted in a waiting list – and securing the club as a host venue for prestigious tournaments.

It has been an admirable career path for the 52-year-old, who has extensive experience in managing quality clubs and hotels across the UK, including spells at Sundridge Park Golf Club, Tyrrells Wood Golf Club, Marriott St Pierre Golf & Country Club and Marriott Forest of Arden Golf & Country Club.

Pictured - Luke Edgcumbe CMDip

Edgcumbe – who has two diplomas in hotel management, as well as the CMAE's diploma in club management (CMDip) – will be keen to build on the work of former secretary Andrew Tanner, who recently retired after a successful decade at Tandridge.

Edgcumbe said: “It’s obviously a very strange time to be starting a new role just as the club is reopening after a global pandemic, but I am excited by the challenge and enthused at the prospect of what we can achieve here.

“It’s a course steeped in history and tradition, yet the management team and board have a forward-thinking vision and a great membership. The golf course is first class, the clubhouse restaurant is famous for its ‘Tandridge lunch’, and there’s a unique and special atmosphere around the whole estate. It’s a great ‘head start’ for me and, despite the challenge that 2020 has presented all golf clubs with, we can be confident about the future prospects for Tandridge”.