Thursday 24 April 2014

Liverpool to build new world class resort

6th December, 2013 by Alistair Dunsmuir

A multi-million pound world class golf course is set to be built in Liverpool – just a stone’s throw from Royal Liverpool Golf Club, host of the 2014 Open.

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The proposed new development in Liverpool

It is the latest of about seven major new golf clubs that are due to be built in the UK, despite the industry’s troubles in recent years.

Wirrall Council has begun the process to find a development partner to build the 300 acre site which, it is aimed, will attract big spending golfers from all over the world.

The authority has said it has already had ‘a positive response’ from potential developers to cover its proposals and hopes to reveal the winning bid during next year’s Open Championship.

The chosen venue will be in Hoylake, just a few hundred metres from Royal Liverpool Golf Club, and effectively bordering Hoylake Municipal Golf Course.

The resort will include a luxury hotel and restaurant, and health, leisure and conference facilities, as well as the course.

Leader of Wirral Council, Phil Davies, said: “It’s going to be hugely exciting to see who bids to partner with us and the ideas they have for the site.”

Despite the tough times many golf clubs have faced in recent years, a number of world class golf resorts are due to be built to appeal to foreign golfers.

For example, St Andrews International Golf Club will command £200,000 joining fees and The Ayrshire is set to cost £60 million to build.

 

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