Bunkered Golf Breaks on course for biggest ever year

25 October 2022

Launched just two years ago, bunkered Golf Breaks is showing huge growth as the business triples its supplier base and increases its investment in marketing with a brand refresh, bolstered team and its first national media campaign.

The golf holiday company is part of the ever-increasing bunkered network which now includes the award-winning bunkered podcast, magazine, news website and bunkered Live events, reaching more than 9 million golf fans.

Finding a huge demand for competitive, curated golf breaks as the country came out of lockdown, bunkered began offering breaks in Scotland in 2020. As it announces its 2023 season, breaks are now on offer across England, Ireland, Wales and Northern Ireland too, with the number of UK suppliers tripling from 200 to 600 this year.

New marketing manager Rachel Crawford has been appointed to help drive the brand even further. She joins bunkered Golf Breaks from Scottish travel company Barrhead and says: “bunkered Golf Breaks is completely unique as a golf tour operator connected to a media business, allowing us to engage with millions of golf fans across the network. I’m incredibly excited to develop the brand alongside the team who have built such an exciting business which has grown at a rapid rate already.”

Rachel is joined by Sarah Hall, Head of Brand Marketing Strategy at DC Thomson, which bunkered is part of, to grow the business in 2023 and beyond alongside existing campaigns manager Stephen McCabe and Craig Stephenson, General Manager bunkered Golf Breaks.

Craig commented, “Rachel is a fantastic addition to the team, bringing a wealth of travel marketing expertise to the business. As we look to our third year of operations, the opportunity ahead of us seems infinite. With a full team, a growing golf media brand, huge expertise and our eyes locked on Europe, I’m very excited for the industry to see what comes next from bunkered Golf Breaks.”

This week sees bunkered Golf Breaks 2023 season “Tee Off” with a national campaign which will run across digital, print and live events in 2023. The campaign also reveals the brand refresh which connects bunkered Golf Breaks more closely to the core bunkered brand. Courses for the Tee Off campaign include Carnoustie Championship, Fairmont St Andrews - Torrance and Trump International, The Belfry, Celtic Manor, Portrush and Royal Belfast.


Rory Weller - Communications Manager
DC Thomson
Tel: +44 7816 127 219
Email: rory.weller@dcthomson.co.uk
Website: www.bunkeredgolfbreaks.com/