Posted by: westlancashirerecord | October 4, 2018

Major Shock For Municipal Leased Golf Courses

Eight golf courses were all forced to suddenly close on Tuesday across England after their parent company went into liquidation. Mack Golf  owns eight courses across the country but all were closed on 3rd October after Mack ceased trading with immediate effect due to “unavoidable financial difficulties”.

Statements were put up at the courses informing golfers and customers of the situation. Its eight courses include Southwood Golf Course  in Farnborough, Hampshire, where Justin Rose used to play as a child.

The course was due to be shut down next year by the local council and Rose offered his support on his boyhood course. The course is currently shut, causing more uncertainty over its future. It was due to close next year to become green space to allow for a new housing development in Farnborough .

Another one of Mack Golf’s courses includes Heaton Park in Manchester which won the 2005 best municipal award. It is over 100 years old and the local council have said that they are committed to bringing in new vendors to keep it operating as a golf facility.

The courses that have been shut are…
Southwood Golf Course – Farnborough, Hampshire
Heaton Park – Manchester
Bowring Park – Liverpool
Ellesmere Port – Cheshire
Knights Grange – Winsford
Moors Valley – Ringwood
Stony Holme – Carlisle
Stanley Park – Blackpool

Mack Golf leased their courses so it would appear that councils will now look to find other leasers to re-open these golf courses.

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