Bristol City Council opens 500,000 golf centre

Bristol City Council has spent £500,000 on golf facilities at Ashton Court Heritage Estate.

£500,000 on golf facilities built at Ashton Court Heritage Estate - image: Morguefile
£500,000 on golf facilities built at Ashton Court Heritage Estate - image: Morguefile
The new golf centre is a dual-purpose centre offering new facilities for cyclists too.

Turn-up ‘pay and play’ golfers at the council-owned and managed golf course can now use the new, purpose-built centre for ticket sales and golf club hire. In addition, there's a new parking area, new accessible toilets and a new café with indoor and outdoor seating. And for cyclists, there are new facilities for bike hire and a place to hose down your bike.

The new building includes a grass roof and a ground source heat pump. The construction of the new centre was carried out by contractors, David Wilson Partnerships (lead consultant) and ER Hemmings (principal contractors). Aaron Bray is green keeper of the golf courses.

Councillor Gary Hopkins, Bristol’s executive member for environment and community safety, said: "The new golf and cycle centre at Ashton Court is first class and the investment reflects the council’s commitment to provide a range of accessible, quality facilities in our parks for local people to enjoy.

"The new building has been designed with the historic and natural environment of Ashton Court in mind and incorporates environmental technology. Now that the new centre is open for business, it will provide an additional draw to the estate and attract new visitors as well as golf players. And profits from the facilities will be ring-fenced for park and estate investment."

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