More than 500 children from non-golfing families are part of Golf Club St Leon-Rot’s development programme. The youngest, age three to seven years, enjoy group activities at the venue’s bespoke playground and 5-hole Bambini Course, while training and team golf starts from age eight. The club also has its own Sports Management Agency that looks after home-grown professional talent, including siblings Moritz Lampert and Karolin Lampert.
Golf Club St Leon-Rot General Manager Eicko Schulz-Hanßen said: “Golf Club St Leon-Rot has enjoyed a long partnership with The European Tour, previously hosting the Deutsche Bank – SAP Open, won three times by Tiger Woods, so it was a pleasure to welcome our fellow European Tour Properties venues for the annual conference.
“While we have our own clearly defined vision and philosophy, and have invested significantly in the development of young people, the strategy of our proprietor Dietmar Hopp has been to work with the best in the business and that’s why The European Tour brand has been an integral element in the story and success of Golf Club St Leon-Rot.”
European Tour Properties continues to grow and in addition to 23 world-class venues, three projects under development are also part of the expanding portfolio: Rossington Hall in Yorkshire, Hulton Park in Bolton, and Les Landes, in south west France.