People will be able to try out new 10-bay facility, located at Bootle Golf Course from Monday 31st January.
By investing in the new £240,000 floodlit driving range, Sefton Council is providing existing players with the opportunity to practice more as well as giving non-golfers a chance to give the sport a try.
Cllr Ian Moncur, Sefton Council’s Cabinet Member Health and Wellbeing said:
“I am delighted that this new facility is now open and that local golfers will be able to carry on practising their game through the remainder of the winter months where the short days can make it difficult to fit in a round.
“This is an exciting week for golf in Sefton with announcement that July’s Cazoo Classic will be held at Hillside, on Sefton’s glorious Golf Coast and our new Bootle driving range gives local people to give golf a try and might even give a future Cazoo Classic Champion the first step in their career.”
“It’s just £6 for 100 balls or £4 for 50 and people can just turn up, pay and play, any time between 8am and 9pm Sunday to Friday and from 8am to 7pm on Saturdays.”
Sefton Council’s decision to build the new driving range at Bootle Golf Course was backed by local people and course users during a consultation that took place in 2019.
Cllr Moncur added:
“When we consulted local people and course users about how they wanted to see facilities improved and expanded they told us was they wanted more practice facilities, which is just they will have from Monday.”
The new Bootle Driving Range features a dedicated coaching bay and in the future, the Council’s Green Sefton team will be advertising for a course professional to provide this training.
Adult prices to play a round at Bootle Golf Course start at just £13. Information about Sefton Council’s Bootle and Southport Links courses, including prices, can be found at www.sefton.gov.uk/golf. People can also contact the Bootle Golf course office on 0151 928 1371 to book tee times.
People can find out about the Cazoo Classic coming to Hillside Golf Course on the My Sefton news website at www.mysefton.co.uk.