A SOUTHAMPTON golf course is set to get a revamp before opening next month.

Southampton Golf Course is due to welcome golfers back on April 30.

However, before opening, the site off Golf Course Road will be getting a host of improvements.

Essential drainage and ground maintenance work will be carried out by the city council’s services team.

The greens will also be getting some much-needed care and attention.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the course has been closed for several months over the past year.

The work will be done after the course comes back into council management from April 1, prior to the course reopening at the end of the month.

Cabinet Member for Culture and Homes, Councillor Satvir Kaur said: “Southampton City Council will be prioritising the necessary improvements needed, as soon as the Municipal Golf Course comes back under council management on April 1st, before inviting golf lovers back on the grounds to play.

“This approach is supported by club members; we will continue to work closely with them to ensure the course is fit for purpose and look forward to its reopening under Southampton City Council control on April 30.”

As previously reported, Mytime Active - which currently operates the site - will end its contract with the local authority on March 31.

According to the council, the effects of the pandemic on Mytime Active’s business “has led to their decision to cease operating the Southampton Golf Centre”.

The change of management is taking place by mutual agreement, the council said.


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