The future of a popular Liverpool golf course has been secured thanks to a deal signed today (Friday 7 November).
Allerton Golf Course has transferred to Allerton Golf Trading Ltd, part of the Maghull Group, in a deal which will net the council £234,000 per year.
A 25 year contract has been signed which will see the firm take over the operation of the course and continue to provide affordable and accessible ‘pay and play’ golf.
The city council will be working with the new operator – which also took over North Liverpool Golf Course earlier this year – to secure investment and upgrades that will attract more customers.
Assistant Mayor and Cabinet member for culture and tourism, Councillor Wendy Simon, said: “This is really positive news, not only for golfers, but for the city as a whole.
“We have got to save £156 million over the next three years, and the tough budget choices we are facing means we have to prioritise services.
“Sadly, we can’t continue to subsidise some activities so all partnership options need to be considered, including those from the private sector, to find different ways of securing their future.
“We already have a strong relationship with the Maghull Group due to our work with them over the North Liverpool Golf Course and we know they are committed to improving the golf offer along with the off-course facilities.
“This new agreement ensures that people can still play golf on a beautiful 18-hole course in one of the most picturesque parts of the city.”
Mike Hanlon, Director of Allerton Golf Trading Ltd, said: “We are delighted to have been offered another partnership opportunity with Liverpool City Council, and our aim is to improve both the golf course and the club-house facilities at Allerton Golf Course.