New Driving Range Opens at Bootle Golf Course
Bootle Golf Course’s new driving range is set to officially open this week.
The £240,000 investment will include a floodlit 10-day range and aims to offer players with the opportunity to practice more, as well as giving new golfers a chance to give the sport a try before progressing onto the golf course itself.
The Sefton council run facility features a dedicated coaching bay, and the Council’s Green Sefton team is currently in the process of appointing a PGA Professional to provide this training.
Councillor Ian Moncur, Sefton Council’s Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing said: “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 January 31. I am delighted that this new facility will enable local golfers to carry on practising their game through the remainder of the winter months where the short days can make it difficult to fit in an 18-hole 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.”
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.