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New golf, cycling and cafe facilities at Ashton Court Heritage Estate
Release date: Wed, 18/07/2012
The chance to play of round of golf has just got better, thanks to Bristol City Council and a £500,000 investment in golf facilities at Ashton Court Heritage Estate. 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 enjoy 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 after a ride around some of the UK’s most exciting off-road cycle trails.
The new building boasts a number of green credentials, including: a grass roof and a ground source heat pump, which means there’s no boiler, as all the heat is harvested from the ground. The construction of the new centre was carried out by contractors, David Wilson Partnerships (lead consultant) and ER Hemmings (principal contractors).
Councillor Gary Hopkins, Bristol’s executive member for environment and community safety, says: “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.”
· Golfers pay just £6.50 for a round on a choice of two 18-hole courses, both at par 54, both offering first-class greens and fairways. Golf has been played at Ashton Court for over 50 years and more than 32,000 rounds of golf are played at Ashton Court every year.
During the opening week there will be a range of special opening offers. For further information, visit the website.
To make a booking or for telephone enquiries, please contact the Golf Centre, tel. 0117 973 8508.