Golf club re-opens after £2.5m upgrade16th December, 2013 by Emma Williams
A golf course that was part of a group of seven municipal courses that feared for their futures last year has re-opened following a £2.5m investment.Birmingham City Council handed over Hatchford Brook to social enterprise firm Mytime Active in 2012 as part of a 50-year deal that saw it take control of seven golf courses of which, the council said at the time, there was a “very real fear” that some of them might have had to close.
First opened in 1969, the 18-hole course has received a major renovation – the new clubhouse boasts a bar and café, high quality changing rooms and a modern 100 station gym, while the course has been improved, and a new 24 bay all weather flood lit driving range has been introduced.
This is the second major investment in the region from Mytime Active after it re-launched Pype Hayes Golf Course, Gym and Clubhouse in August following a £2m investment.
Lord Mayor, Cllr Mike Leddy performed the official opening and encouraged locals to use the new facilities.
Mytime Active CEO Steve Price said, “We are pleased to open the doors to this new golf course. The clubhouse looks amazing and provides fantastic new facilities to help people of all ages and abilities enjoy getting fit and healthy.“