The prestigious 18-hole course lacked practice facilities to match. A new short game area located near the clubhouse will give golfers a chance to warm up prior to their round, whilst the existing long game area will be redeveloped to incorporate interesting range features.
CLIENTHeadingley Golf Club
LOCATIONBack Church Lane, Adel, Leeds, LS16 8DW
SERVICESGolf Course Design, Golf Course Planning, Golf Course Construction, Practice Facility Creation, Infrastructure
Working with Ken Moodie at Creative Golf Design we looked to create a new 100-yard short game practice ground that will feature target greens and bunkers to make practice more interesting.
The existing long game area at Kings Lane will also be redeveloped into a 300-yard long game practice range to provide an area where golfers can practice away from the course.
The design will also include infrastructure improvements to ease traffic management, whilst range bays will be incorporated in the practice facilities.
We worked with Headingley Golf Club to support a planning application that they had submitted.
Booth Golf & Leisure secured all the environmental permissions for the practice facility developments. This included gaining environmental consents from CL:AIRE to utilise a Materials Management Plan, allowing for the reuse of clean excess soils from local developments.
Construction on the short game practice area is expected to be completed by Spring 2022 before works commence on the long game practice area.
We worked with local development sites to recycle clean soils that would unnecessarily be sent to landfills. Our team will utilise this material as a fill to shape the new course features.
Upon completion of shaping, a finishing team will look to reinstate greens and grassed areas to match the surrounding landscape. Woodlands and habitats will also be reintroduced on-site to allow for biodiversity.