Boundary Lakes opens for business

Emma Williamsin Golf

The UK's newest golf course, set against the background of Hampshire Cricket's home, is opening - and it already has a full membership.

Boundary Lakes Golf Course, owned by Ageas Bowl, will officially open to the public on Monday, July 10.

Visitors can play at the club from £20, but potential members will have to join a waiting list for both five and seven day categories.

The parkland par 69 course, complete with USGA standard greens and eye-catching feature lakes, is at a venue that already comprises a 171-bedroom Hilton hotel, a Sir Ian Botham-inspired BEEFY'S brasserie restaurant, a Lakeview Sports Bar and a luxurious eforea spa.

Off course facilities including Boundary Lakes' brand new clubhouse, and the American Golf store, are all housed within the Hilton at the Ageas Bowl.

Work has been ongoing at the site for over five years.

The Ageas Bowl chief executive, David Mann said: "We're extremely proud to announce the opening of Boundary Lakes Golf Course. This was a major engineering achievement and we have been working hard on this project for a number of years.

"I would particularly like to thank the course architect Bruce Weller for his design input, our partners at Keltbray who delivered the project and our own greenkeeping staff who have worked tirelessly to present the course in fantastic condition."

Former England and Hampshire cricketer, Tim Tremlett, has been named as first club captain.

Earlier this year, Boundary Lakes experienced what it has described as 'phenomenal demand' for both five and seven day membership packages, with a ballot required to select successful applicants.

"Despite membership being full it's not too late to join a waiting list, whilst pay and play green fees at the course begin from just £20," said a club spokesman.

You can read the original article from The Golf Business HERE

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