The existing practice ground suffered from poor drainage making it difficult to retrieve golf balls.
The development will also include the creation of a new short-game area, golf academy and improved site infrastructure
CLIENTManchester Golf Club
LOCATIONRochdale Road, Middleton, M24 6QP
SERVICESGolf Course Design, Golf Course Planning, Golf Course Construction, Practice Facility Creation, Infrastructure
We worked directly with Manchester Golf Club’s committee members and Gaunt Golf Design to develop a new vision for the existing driving range. The new range will be 300-yards in length and will feature target greens to provide new challenges to the practice facilities. To improve golf ball visibility the driving range gradient will increase with the length of the range, providing a gentle curve.
A new short game area and golf academy have been designed with practice greens and bunkers to allow junior golfers to improve their skills before playing the longer 9 or 18 holes.
To allow for development works to take place, parts of the site infrastructure had to be re-designed to improve accessibility off Rochdale Road.
We provided full master plans for the on-site developments to gain all the relevant planning permission from Rochdale Council. The planning application included the development of the existing golf driving range; improved facilities which included car parking, target greens, a short game area, golf academy, covered tees, and improvements to access roads.
Our technical team also gained environmental permissions to allow for the importation of local construction soils. All soil was imported on a CL:AIRE materials management plan which allowed for a sustainable approach.
Construction works are currently in progress and are expected to last until 2022.
Soil imports continue as we look to recycle soils from local construction developments in Manchester. These materials are analysed by our in-house soil acceptance team to ensure one hundred percent compliance. The soil is currently being precisely shaped to match the agreed design before our finishing team reinstates grassed areas, habitats, and woodlands.
The Manchester Golf Club has developed an excellent working relationship with Booth Golf & Leisure over the last few years. From initial discussions to concept design and moving forward into implementation, Booth Golf & Leisure has impressed us with their professionalism, enthusiasm, and commitment. On a personal level, the management including John and Rob have been first class and the site team who have been on site have been professional, courteous, and friendly. I have no hesitation in recommending Booth Golf & Leisure to other golf clubs as an excellent partner.