Douglas Golf Club was named the Golf Club of the Year 2016 at the recent Cork Business Awards. The 10th Annual Cork Business Awards were presented at a gala black tie dinner in the Conference Centre at the Clayton Hotel Silversprings recently with over 500 people in attendance from all aspects of business in Cork. A new award for Golf Club of the Year was added for the first time this year. Douglas Golf Club was the inaugural winner of the 2016 Golf Club of the Year Award in recognition of the quality provided by the Club both on and off the course for its members and visitors. Officers and Management of Douglas attended the awards ceremony to accept the award on behalf of the club. Speaking after the presentation, Douglas President Tony Barry said that it was a great honour for Douglas Golf Club to be selected as the 2016 Golf Club of the Year and the first winner of this award.
Douglas was founded in 1909 and over 100 years later, the Club continues to go from strength to strength, both in terms of the quality of its golf course and most importantly the quality and variety of the social activities and atmosphere within the Club. The club lowered their joining fee two years ago and that resulted in a large number of membership applications each time the club opened for new applications. 2016 has been a terrific year for Douglas with two key developments taking place. During the year Douglas completed the purchase of an additional 7.5 acres adjoining the course, and in October members approved a major redevelopment and renovation of its Clubhouse and the building of a new Pro Shop and teaching facility. 2017 promises to be an exciting years as plans for the clubhouse redevelopment take shape.