The golf scene in Oxfordshire received a boost today with the opening of a new driving range and major golf course improvements at the Bicester Hotel, Golf & Spa. The course and golf club enhancements are part of a £2 million investment from Great Wolf Resorts, which is building its first UK indoor water park and family resort on a site that was part of the old golf course.
The renovated par 71 course features 36 newly designed tee structures, freshly remodelled bunkers and seven lake systems combined with nine fully reconstructed undulating green complexes.
It also boasts a brand new, 13 bay driving range with fully interactive Top Tracer technology and a purpose built, state of the art Golf Academy practice area.
The redevelopment of the golf course frees space for the construction of the new Great Wolf Lodge in Chesterton.
Ahead of works beginning for this new family focused destination, Murray Hennessy, Chief Executive Officer at Great Wolf Resorts, handed back the improved course to representatives of Bicester Hotel, Golf & Spa alongside representatives from England Golf, the governing body for amateur golfers.
Murray Hennessy, Chief Executive Officer at Great Wolf Resorts, said:
Paul Morgan, General Manager, Bicester Hotel, Golf & Spa, commented: “We are delighted to open this new driving range and present the major improvements to our members and guests. We would like to thank all of our loyal golf members and the local community for their patience during the past few years, and I have no doubt they will enjoy the challenges of an elegant new style course and practice facilities which include the latest ball tracking technology.”
The investment in local leisure reflects Great Wolf Resort’s overall mission to invest in play to strengthen family bonds.The creation of the new Great Wolf Lodge in Chesterton represents the beginning of a £200 million investment into the local community and economy, which includes the creation of 1,000 jobs during the construction phase and approximately 600 jobs when in operation.
Alongside the improvements to the golf course, which will also ensure minimal disruption for golfers both during the resort’s construction and once operational, the new resort will deliver a brand new park, new cycle paths and a new nature trail, each of which will be free and open to locals and visitors, providing them with the opportunity to enjoy spending time together in natural surroundings.
For all updates on the new resort and construction progress, please visit https://greatwolfuk.co.uk/