Chipping Norton Golf Club in Oxfordshire, England, has secured planning permission from the local council to start a £600,000 renovation project. The club dates from 1890.
Contractor Keltbray Golf Environmental will start the work later this month. Over a twelve month period, 95,000 tonnes of engineered soil material will be imported onto the club’s property, and used to reprofile several of the course’s holes, as well as developing a new driving range and a three hole academy course.
Club chairman David Newton said that winning consent for the project would help secure the club’s future. “The route to obtaining planning has been arduous; however, following the involvement of Keltbray, with their expertise and professional approach, it has resulted in a successful conclusion,” he said. “The club looks forward to working alongside Keltbray during the construction period and providing a fantastic facility for our members and the general public.”
Keltbray MD David Jenner said: “The new facilities will help encourage youth development and the project has been specifically designed so not to disrupt golfers from playing on the existing course.”