Leeds Golf Centre to create 30 new jobs with £9m expansion plan
Leeds Golf Centre has begun an application process to extend its existing facility into a multi-million-pound golf complex.
The application features plans for a £9m expansion which includes new accommodation lodges, spa, fitness facilities and a driving range expansion.
Since being acquired by the Parklane Group in February 2011, Leeds Golf Centre has already undergone significant investment that has transformed the standard, appearance and fortunes of the facility.
The Group has begun formal discussions with Leeds City Council with a view to submitting formal planning applications this month.
Should planning be successful, work is scheduled to begin in Autumn 2018 with estimated completion in 2020.
The planned application will include 38 eco-lodges designed to cater golfers and leisure guests; a gym development and spa facility with therapy rooms/health club; a new Adventure Golf Course along with a new 9-hole academy golf course.
In addition, the expansion will also comprise a new double heighted reception for all facilities; a purpose built area with a dedicated reception, bar and children’s area; a two-storey driving range with 30 state of the art bays and additional function rooms.
The improved facilities will approximately created 30 new jobs.
Naveen Ahmed, managing director of the Parklane Group, said: “Yorkshire and North Leeds is blessed with some of the best courses in the UK, with golf tourists travelling for a far to enjoy the unique and welcoming golf environments, including our 18-hole course at Wike Ridge.
“However, without suitable accommodation and facilities, it can be seen to drive golf groups away from the region to all-in-one complexes.
Sir Gary Verity, chief executive at Welcome to Yorkshire, added: “It’s fantastic to see such an ambitious project being proposed at Leeds Golf Centre and we wish them luck with their application.
“The changes already implemented at the complex have been hugely impressive and these future developments sound very exciting.”