Golfers flock back to council courses after lockdown

Golfers flock back to council courses after lockdown

by Henry James (April 2021)

SINCE the council’s Bootle and Southport golf courses re-opened after lockdown, thousands of people have taken the opportunity to play a round.

During the first eight days since restrictions were eased and the courses were able to reopen, 2,500 people played at Bootle Golf Course, while 2,300 played at Southport Links.

For the second year running, green fees have been held at the same price. This means adult prices start from £13 with Twilight Tickets costing £8.50. Twilight green fees kick in from 4pm at Bootle and at Southport where they are reduced even further from 6pm.

Over 60s can play for £9 Monday to Friday and a round for young people aged up to 16 is £8. Contract prices, which provide 12 months’ play, also remain frozen and start from £110. As before and unlike some other clubs, say the council, if a further national lockdown has to be implemented, contracts are frozen, so members do not lose out.

And, until the end of April 2021, under-16s can sign up for a free junior golf membership.

Junior memberships are worth £80 and provide them a year’s no-cost play at Bootle and Southport courses.

To qualify, under-16s need to register at the Bootle Golf Club or Southport Golf Links shops. They need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian and must provide proof of age.

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

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