Woosnam to re-open publicly owned course near Liverpool

The Ellesmere Port Golf Club – owned by the Cheshire West and Chester Council – will reopen April 1 as Hooton Golf Club. The Ian Woosnam Golf Academy will be operating the site under contract with the borough, located in county Cheshire on the west coast of England, a few miles southeast of Liverpool.

The course closed in October when the previous lessee, Mack Golf, ceased operations, according to Cheshire Live.

In an interview with Deeside.com, Tony Minshall, managing director of The Ian Woosnam Golf Academy parent corporation, RM Estates LTD., said the firm has upgraded the maintenance fleet at the course to improve the grass, and is installing new sand in the bunkers.

Membership at the new Hooton Golf Club will include playing privileges at two other nearby courses managed by The Ian Woosnam Golf Academy – full membership at Queen Park Golf Course (Crewe) and five free weekday rounds at Malkins Bank Golf Club (Sandbach). In addition, junior golfers under the age of 18 are eligible for free membership.

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