Hoylake golf resort project launched

Plans have been announced for a new upmarket golf resort close to the Royal Liverpool Golf Club in north-west England.

Wirral Council, which owns much of the land to the east of the Royal Liverpool course – which will once again host the Open Championship in 2014 – is looking for a commercial partner to develop the resort on a 333 acre site behind the Hoylake municipal course, which was used as the practice range for the most recent Open at Royal Liverpool.

The council has tried to find a partner for such a development before, but when the idea was previously floated, at the MIPIM real estate conference in 2008, no firm came forward.

Cllr Ann McLachlan, deputy leader of Wirral Council said: “The land we have earmarked near Hoylake through a Capita Symonds feasibility study sits in large part within Council ownership and although this is just a vision at present, we would like to find out what interest there is out there to bring a project of this scale forward.”

Council director of regeneration Kevin Adderley told a press conference: “We want developers to share our vision for a world-class facility to rival those at the K-Club and Celtic Manor.” He claimed the project was attracting significant attention from developers around the world.

Discussion

comments powered by Disqus

Share this page

Latest Golf Design News

By Sean Dudley | 1 August 2014

Spring 2015 opening scheduled for Rees Jones’ prairie course

The Falls at Grand Falls & Casino Golf Resort progressing well.

By Adam Lawrence | 31 July 2014

Ruddy aims to ‘revitalise’ Colt’s classic Rosses Point at County Sligo

European Club architect to build new championship tees and extend greens.

By Adam Lawrence | 30 July 2014

Suppressing the ego and designing to please the boss

How some golf architects are able to design to fit the style of their employers.

By Sean Dudley | 28 July 2014

Work begins on new nine-hole ‘throwback’ course in Virginia

Brett Hochstein speaks to GCA about project and collaborating with Michael McCartin.

By Sean Dudley | 25 July 2014

Ron Kern completes first phase of Highland GC bunkering project

Architect discusses work at Indianapolis course with personal significance.

By Sean Dudley | 25 July 2014

Jacklin to help develop new par three course at Magnolia Park

Former Major winner to offer advice and assistance at site in Buckinghamshire, UK.

By Sean Dudley | 25 July 2014

Jacobson Golf Course Design to renovate Glenview Park Golf Club

Improvements being made to fairways, tees and greens at Illinois course.

By Sean Dudley | 24 July 2014

Richard Mandell adds strategic value and improves playability at Keller GC

Architect explains thinking behind Minnesota course renovation work.

New Features and Interviews

By Stuart Yarwood MG | 27 January 2014

A light bulb moment: the story behind Tom’s Locker

Stuart Yarwood describes how he came to create his one-stop shop for greenkeepers.

By Adam Lawrence | 16 January 2014

Continental drift? The current state of golf development in Asia

Has golf development stalled in Asia, or is there still momentum across the continent?

By Rod Burke | 24 October 2013

The vital importance of understanding player attitudes

New research into golfer’s attitudes will help the game evolve, says Rod Burke.

By Adam Lawrence | 23 October 2013

The important role synthetics will play in the future of golf

Jon Scott and Kevin Holinaty discuss how synthetic turf can shape golf’s future.

Supplier Directory

Newsletter

Get the latest golf industry news delivered directly to your inbox!