As Allerton Golf Course re-launched this bank holiday Ellie Phillips went down to catch the action.
Allerton Manor Golf Club’s Championship 18-Hole Course re-launched on Saturday, following unprecedented investment in its ‘Pay and Play’ course.
The much-loved golf course at Allerton Manor Golf Club (formerly Allerton Park) has undergone a dramatic transformation after six months of improvement works.
The impressive makeover follows the appointment of Allerton Golf Trading Ltd as operating partner at the Club by Liverpool City Council.
The former operators of Formby Hall Golf Resort and Spa have invested significant sums in the refurbishment process and enlisted the expertise of IDG (International Design Group), who are PGA affiliated Golf Architects, to ensure that the renovations were to the highest possible standard.
Allerton Manor is the first municipal, Pay and Play golf course in the UK to undergo this kind of high level refurbishment, and Saturday saw completion of the first phase of works, which includes new elevated championship tees, reshaping of fairways and revetted bunkers installed around the course.
My personal favourite element of the entire renovation however, is one which I’m sure Golfers will also be delighted to find: a brand new Halfway House and terrace awaiting them behind the eighth Green, complete with a telephone for convenient pre-ordering – genius!
Pay and Play golfers can now experience the kind of quality features usually reserved for private member’s Links style courses, which now take pride of place in Allerton Manor’s mature, parkland course.
The Bank Holiday re-launch resulted in huge numbers of golfers, both beginners and those with more experience, flocking to try out the new and improved holes, and to enjoy its stylish food and drink offering at The Old Stables Restaurant.
Golf Manager and PGA professional Bryan Joelson-Mulhall, said, “The upgrades that have taken place at Allerton Manor are the kind that you would usually expect on a European Championship course.
“We have brought these changes to Allerton Manor to create a challenging test for a new generation of golfers, pairing them with totally refurbished clubhouse facilities to create a high-end resort-like feel, in the heart of South Liverpool, whilst remaining totally accessible to the general public.”
Allerton Manor offers an ideal golfing location, just five miles – a ten-minute drive – from Liverpool City Centre, and with affordable Pay and Play green fees, and attractive season ticket options for all ages, it makes a high-end golfing experience more accessible.
Joelson-Mulhall said, “Allerton Manor now provides an opportunity for Merseyside’s golf enthusiasts to enjoy top quality golf facilities without the financial constraints and restricted access of private member’s clubs.
“We want to encourage a new generation of golfers to try the game in a welcoming environment, that provides not only a challenging golf experience but a unique resort-style location, where the whole family can enjoy a stylish food and beverage offering, making Allerton Manor a part of local life in South Liverpool again.”