New £240k driving range to be built at Bootle Golf Course

New £240k driving range to be built at Bootle Golf Course

by Tom Martin (March 2021)

Work to build a new driving range at Bootle Golf Course gets underway this week.  

After a detailed tendering service, Sefton Council has appointed Davies Building & Maintenance as the main contractor to build the new, £240,000, 10-bay driving range facility. Work on site starts this week with separate contractors supporting the installation of new fencing and outfield improvements to the site.

Designed to enhance the council’s Bootle Golf Course, the new driving range will include practice facilities and a dedicated coaching bay. Floodlighting will mean golfers can take advantage of evenings to practise their swing and technique during the winter months when it’s too dark to play on course.

Cllr Ian Moncur, Sefton Council’s Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing, said: “As well as enhancing the already-popular Bootle Golf Course, this new driving range will help to make golf more accessible and attract new players, and enable existing golfers to improve their game.

“When we consulted them, local residents and golfers highlighted the importance of new practice facilities and investment in course infrastructure.

“No matter what the weather or time of year, these new facilities mean existing golfers can practice their game and people who have not played before can give the sport a try.”

The new driving range is due to open later in 2021.

Sefton Council’s Bootle and Southport golf courses are currently closed in line with National Restrictions but could re-open in the week beginning Monday 29th March in line with the Government’s roadmap to easing restrictions.

When they do re-open green fees will, once again, be held at last year’s prices, which means at Bootle, adult prices start from just £13 with Twilight Tickets from only £8.50. Over 60s can play for £9 Monday to Friday and a round for young people aged up to 16 is just £8.

People can find out more about these value offers and about Sefton Council’s Bootle and Southport Links courses at www.sefton.gov.uk/golf.

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