BRS Golf ‘tees up’ at City Quays

BRS Golf vice president Brian Smith with Graeme Johnston, Belfast Harbour property director and BRS Golf director Richard Barker
BRS Golf vice president Brian Smith with Graeme Johnston, Belfast Harbour property director and BRS Golf director Richard Barker
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BRS Golf, the world leader in cloud-based online booking systems for golf clubs, has become the latest tenant to ‘tee up’ at Belfast Harbour’s City Quays 1 office.

The letting means that the 83,000 sq ft Grade A office, which was only completed in June 2015, is now fully let. The other tenants are legal firm Baker & McKenzie, and technology firms Cayan and MACOM.

BRS Golf, founded by local brothers, Rory and Brian Smith in 2003, is now a division of NBC Sports, GolfNow and the Golf Channel.

The company, which supplies 2,100 golf clubs across Europe and North America, and handles more than 30 million bookings annually, will occupy the ground floor of City Quays 1.

Customers include Royal Portrush, Royal County Down, Druid’s Glen, K Club and many more.

“The fact that City Quays 1 is 100% let within 10 months of completion is testimony to the quality of office space it offers,” said Belfast Harbour property director Graeme Johnston.

“Having worked with inward investors and Invest NI we have tailored the design of the building to ensure it meets the needs of modern global businesses which want to base themselves in Belfast.

“A £20m, 124,000 sq ft sister office is currently due for completion in mid-2017 and the Harbour is already pursuing a number of significant, potential lettings.”

In 2015 BRS Golf expanded by acquiring Teeofftimes.co.uk, the UK’s most popular online tee-time booking service with 1,900 golf clubs and more than 300,000 regular bookers. As a result the company has expanded all areas of the business to match the growing demand for its products and services.

It currently employs 72 people with plans for further growth.

“In the last two years we’ve grown from 20 to 72 team members and we expect to be at 100 by the end of 2016,” said vice president of sales and operations Brian Smith.

“As a result we have outgrown our current office in Ormeau Avenue. City Quay’s is a fantastic location and will create a great environment for our team.”