Wentworth’s West Course to undergo ‘major renovation’

Wentworth has announced it will do “major renovation” to its West Course, in association with Ernie Els, to reinforce the layout’s position as “one of the world’s top golf courses”.

The Surrey club will also invest heavily in its other Championship courses – the East and the Edinburgh – but no mention was made of the reported £80,000 “debenture” share that is expected to be asked of members by new owner Dr Chanchai Ruayrungruang.

It was reported the Chinese billionaire wanted to “cull” current members, in order to attract “ultra high net worth” individuals to the club.

Wentworth chief executive Stephen Gibson said: “Since the Club opened in 1924 it has been a pioneering market leader in golf. History has been, and continues to be, made here. Over the past nine decades the Club has become synonymous with the world’s most prestigious championships, played by the world’s best golfers.

“All of the improvements will ensure a club of exceptional quality and will set unparalleled standards on and off the course. We are committed to investing significant sums to fulfil our vision and improve the facilities throughout the Club.”

There will also be a total refurbishment of both them main clubhouse and the Tennis and Health Club facilities.

Wentworth chief executive Stephen Gibson said: “Since the Club opened in 1924 it has been a pioneering market leader in golf. History has been, and continues to be, made here. Over the past nine decades the Club has become synonymous with the world’s most prestigious championships, played by the world’s best golfers.

“All of the improvements will ensure a club of exceptional quality and will set unparalleled standards on and off the course. We are committed to investing significant sums to fulfil our vision and improve the facilities throughout the Club.”

There will also be a total refurbishment of both them main clubhouse and the Tennis and Health Club facilities.