Well if you are reading this, you have found the new website. Its been a long time in development but is now online! Welcome!
The new website was started in mid 2014 as part of improving the club image and also to help generate new business in membership and weddings / function bookings. We have a great location, great facilities and staff, but the website was looking dated and wasn’t being kept up to date (with the exception of 1 or 2 sections) Many comments were made by members and visitors about how the website needed improving and modernising, so thats what we did.
Development stalled at the end of 2014, mainly due to the website creator being too busy with their own business and time spent maintaining / troubleshooting the new membership system at the club. Development was then picked up again a couple of months ago and given a hard push to get the structure and content in a useable and useful state. Which is where we are today.
There was a lot of side work to be done with items such as the weddings and functions packages, which needed completely rewriting and laying out – Thanks to our Chef Paula who’s husband completed this in time for me to include the info and brochures on the website.
There was also a huge learning curve for me (very amateur website developer!) to get the website looking how we wanted it to look, with much hacking of code, learning on the fly and searching for plugins to help cope with content creation by the sections.
I’m happy to say we have a number of volunteers who are willing to maintain their sections website ‘section’ so we should see fresh content being added often