5M GOLF VILLAGE TO OPEN SOON.
A "GOLF village" is set to open soon near ST Helens,creating 150 jobs.
The £5m Northwest National Golf and Country Club,which will open this summer,is built on 268 acres of land at Rainford,on the historic Knowsley Estate.
It includes a championship course,28-bay driving range and a golf academy with its own 9-hole course.
Director of Golf,Glen Turner,who commentates on golf for TV and radio,and holds the world record for playing the most 18-hole golf courses in a year,has spent five years designing and preparing the course.
He said:"This is an ideal location for us,the transport links to the rest of the UK are excellent,the surroundings are really beautiful and,of course,the North West is already very well known for its great golf courses."
Source Liverpool Echo Satuday 16th May 2009.