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Changes announced for 2021 golfing season tickets

Changes announced for 2021 golfing season tickets

Montrose Golf Links has released details of its new season ticket categories.

Following an assessment of its membership, the organisation has condensed the categories from eight down to five.

This came at the same time as the announcement of its season ticket prices for the 2021 season (see below).

The adult category will now include all adults who are 24 years old or over, with reductions for young adults who are between 18 and 23 years old and also young people under 18 years old.

A new initiative to encourage young people to try the sport is a free season ticket for under-18s if their parent or grandparent is a season ticket holder. A five percent discount is also on offer to couples buying their season tickets together.

There is also the introduction of a six-day ticket for the championship 1562 course, covering Sunday to Friday.

Realignment

“Following an assessment of Montrose Golf Links’ business model, we have realigned both the categories and the price structure,” said Jeff King, a member of the organisation’s management team.

“The Links are a part of Scottish golf history, and part of the local community.

“These beautiful links courses put Montrose on the map, and are highly regarded by professionals and amateurs alike.

“The 2021 prices do represent a significant increase after several years of minimal rises.

“We are limiting the increases for our Broomfield course, and are also keeping the price rises for young people minimal as providing access to golf for all is one of the most important priorities for us.

“However, we firmly believe the new prices are a fairer reflection of the year-round access available for members to two stunning links courses.

“This is a regrettable but necessary step as Montrose Golf Links works to put the business  on a sound financial footing and secure a sustainable future for golf in the town.”

Subscription notices will be sent out to current members in early January.  The renewal date has moved to 1 February 2021.  This is a change in an administrative date and does not affect the term of a season ticket, which will continue to run until the end of March each year.

There is an option to pay monthly by direct debit, as well to pay in four interest-free instalments.

Find out more about Montrose Golf Links’ plans for the future in this in-depth interview with Alastair Donald, a member of the organisation’s management team

COMBINED 1562 AND BROOMFIELD COST 
Adult 7 day £595.00
Adult 6 day (Sunday to Friday) £545.00
Adult 5 day (Monday to Friday) £495.00
Country 35-miles £350.00
Young Adult 18 to 23 years £300.00
Young Person aged 17 and under £75.00
BROOMFIELD COURSE COST
Adult 7 day £355.00
Adult 5 day (Monday to Friday) £320.00
Young Adult 18 to 23 years £200.00
Young Person 17 and under £40.00
Trial Membership £99.00

 

26 Comments

  • Sharon Posted 22nd December 2020 4:51 pm

    That’s an absolute disgrace to put the green fees up by over £120 a yr. I will seriously be giving it great thought about renewing my membership. The links trust should be ashamed of themselves treating its members this way. I think you should all resign.

  • Richard Clifton Posted 22nd December 2020 6:01 pm

    Can you please clarify if the new 2021 5 day 1562 membership includes 7 days on the Broomfield as per this year or I would need to get the 7 day 1562 ticket

    • MGLadmin01 Posted 24th December 2020 12:12 pm

      Any ticket purchased for the 1562 Course includes 7 days on the Broomfield Course.

  • Douglas Robb Posted 22nd December 2020 6:44 pm

    Prices in the table (1562 /Broomfield) are they a combination ticket for both courses? And why are Broomfield tickets @ the price they are considering the very poor condition of the course.

    • MGLadmin01 Posted 24th December 2020 1:15 pm

      Any ticket purchased for the 1562 Course includes 7 days on the Broomfield Course.

  • Douglas Robb Posted 22nd December 2020 7:12 pm

    Why is there no senior tickets this year.

  • Stuart Philip Posted 22nd December 2020 7:35 pm

    Totally shocked by this, honestly can’t see how this is going to work. The majority will not go for this especially seniors. I have been a member for over 30 years but this season unfortunately could be my last. Totally gutted by this announcement.

  • Murray Smith Posted 23rd December 2020 4:02 am

    Confirm definition of season. Will winter season vary from full season?

    • MGLadmin01 Posted 24th December 2020 12:09 pm

      The golfing season will continue to run from the start of April to October and then winter from November to March.

  • Raymond Craig Posted 23rd December 2020 3:59 pm

    The deadline for payment is set at 01/02/2021. However the current season ticket runs to 31st Mar, ’21 that’s a difference of two months, why would we be expected to pay for these two months twice?

    • MGLadmin01 Posted 30th December 2020 1:14 pm

      The current 2020/21ticket is however valid until the 31st March 2021. Your 2021/22 ticket will be valid from the 1st April 2021 to the 31st March 2022.
      To address this recurring cashflow shortfall, we had to decide between imposing a levy and bringing the annual payment date forward.

  • D McNaught Posted 24th December 2020 7:06 pm

    I paid my season ticket in March 2020 this ticket is valid until March 31st 2921 do I understand that along with losing out on most of the summer months I an know going to lose two months of 2020 season has this realy been thought out.

    • MGLadmin01 Posted 27th December 2020 8:00 pm

      At Montrose Golf Links, we have reached a make or break year.

      For some years, the organisation has been making substantial losses. Put simply, the expense of operating the courses has exceeded our income.

      This fact, along with the decimation of visitor income, means Montrose Golf Links Ltd is now in an extremely precarious financial situation.

      To address this recurring cashflow shortfall, we had to decide between imposing a levy and bringing the annual payment date forward.

      Moving the annual season ticket payment date to February, instead of a one-off levy of around £100 – which would have been payable in the autumn – seemed the lesser of two evils.

      We are therefore asking Season Ticket Holders to pay their fees, if they can, by the 1st February 2021. The current 2020/21ticket is however valid until the 31st March 2021.

  • John Hall Posted 26th December 2020 7:06 am

    I have been a season ticket holder for 27 years but will now be seriously considering my position with playing golf going forward , the price increase is a disgrace and no category for old age oensioners .

  • John McNicoll Posted 26th December 2020 11:55 am

    My season is from 1 April to 31 March 2021 why is the payment date now 1st February this will mean I will lose 3 mouths of my last year’s golf season
    With the price increase on top of this I think the links trust have lost the plot

    • MGLadmin01 Posted 27th December 2020 7:59 pm

      At Montrose Golf Links, we have reached a make or break year.

      For some years, the organisation has been making substantial losses. Put simply, the expense of operating the courses has exceeded our income.

      This fact, along with the decimation of visitor income, means Montrose Golf Links Ltd is now in an extremely precarious financial situation.

      To address this recurring cashflow shortfall, we had to decide between imposing a levy and bringing the annual payment date forward.

      Moving the annual season ticket payment date to February, instead of a one-off levy of around £100 – which would have been payable in the autumn – seemed the lesser of two evils.

      We are therefore asking Season Ticket Holders to pay their fees, if they can, by the 1st February 2021. The current 2020/21ticket is however valid until the 31st March 2021.

  • Anthony Rance Posted 28th December 2020 5:48 pm

    There appears to be no Senior fee this year. Are you suggesting we count for nothing. Considering the years some people ave been members and paying subs seems to me that they are penalized for the shortfall

  • Kevin Gall Posted 28th December 2020 6:41 pm

    What happens if we don’t pay till the end of are current season ticket which goes till the 31st March 2021?

  • Anthony Rance Posted 28th December 2020 7:33 pm

    What has happened to the Senior rates. Are we being penalized for the shortfall Some of the members have played the course for many years and paid their dues. so why the change.. It gets more difficult to pay the fees as you get older, some reliant on pensions only.

  • G . Hague Posted 29th December 2020 10:06 am

    Why has it taken comments from members to clarify that any 1562ticket covers 7 days on Broomfield. And the deadline for payment is only a recommendation and current ticket covers till 31stMarch . Why was this not made clear at the beginning instead of upsetting a lot of members please change the wording and try and win the trust of members.

  • Cullen John Posted 29th December 2020 11:41 am

    Given your comment for the new increases and payment on 1st February 2021 due to lack of funds for Montrose Golf Links Ltd to survive through to April, it does raise a couple of questions. My membership is paid in full to April 2021, Therefore as previously indicated I can Golf till regardless of payment in February. Is this correct? But what happens the following season will the fees return to normal:- April to April or are we now only paying for a 10 month ticket and will it then be in the futureFebruary to February ?

    • MGLadmin01 Posted 30th December 2020 1:04 pm

      The current 2020/21ticket is however valid until the 31st March 2021. Your 2021/22 ticket will be valid from the 1st April 2021 to the 31st March 2022.

  • Anthony Rance Posted 30th December 2020 5:06 pm

    There seems to be a reply to most of the questions asked, but no mention of the deletion of the Seniors group. Why is there no reason given.

  • Barney Posted 8th January 2021 11:25 am

    Good afternoon MGLadmin01 Can you clarify the short term (1st year) and the long term,
    (5 year) plans to ensure the Montrose Golf Links will be financial viable as to assure the membership that they will not have to incur another large percentage rise of their fees in these periods. Thank you

  • Anthony Rance Posted 17th January 2021 12:03 pm

    There has been no reply to the question of Senior Fees. So I ask the question again. Is there to be no Senior rate of fees for the coming year.

  • Pat Mulcahy Posted 4th February 2021 10:38 pm

    It would make financial sense for the Caledonian club to amalgamate with the Royal and Mercantile (or visa versa) and then have only one clubhouse, one committee and one set of office and catering staff. Maintaining the status quo may result in having no golf course for anyone to play on. Maintaining historical entrenched positions is lightly to impede a healthy future for golf in Montrose. Come on Ladies and Gents. lets just do it!

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