New Driving Range at Bootle Golf Course is Almost Complete
Sefton Council is building a 10-bay driving range at Bootle Golf Course. The new driving range will include practice facilities and a dedicated coaching bay.
The £240,000 driving range is being constructed at the Merseyside golf club after feedback from local residents found they wanted more golf practice facilities.
With the main building sealed, work to fit it out and add the facilities is getting underway. Final fitting will include equipment such as the ball dispensers.
Floodlighting will mean golfers can take advantage of evenings to practise their swing and technique during the winter months.
Cabinet member for Health & Well Being, Cllr Ian Moncur, said the new driving range was "taking shape" and would hopefully open "in the coming weeks".
Cllr Moncur continued: "By investing in this new £240,000 floodlit driving range, Sefton Council is giving existing players a chance to practice more perfect their game, including during the winter months when it can often be too dark to play.
“And we are giving people who live and work locally the chance to try out the game, with coaching should they want it.
“When we consulted local people and course users, they told us they wanted more practice facilities, which is just what we are providing here.
“The opportunity to give golf a go at Bootle Driving Range may be just the opportunity a future champion needs to get started on their career.”
Contractors Davies Building & Maintenance used 8.2 tonnes of steel plus one tonne of press steel purlins – the equivalent of 200,000 golf balls to erect the frame for the main building. Before that, they laid over 90 cubic metres approaching 4½ million golf balls – of concrete for the foundations.
Construction of the new driving range is not preventing play at Bootle Golf Course.