Golf centre boost

The new Pro Shop at Abbey Hill Golf Centre
The new Pro Shop at Abbey Hill Golf Centre

OWNERS of a golf centre in Milton Keynes have invested £30,000 in creating a brand new shop.

National golf course owner and operator Burhill Golf & Leisure has brought its investment in Abbey Hill Golf Centre to more than £800,000 in one year.

The old shop has been gutted and a new, larger retail space has been opened in its place.

Abbey Hill Golf Centre opened its new adventure mini golf facility, Pirate Island, in October. Since then, Abbey Hill has seen a 10 per cent increase in people using the 21-bay covered and floodlit driving range and the Par-3 short course.

Abbey Hill Golf Centre general manager Gordon Forster said: “We are experiencing growth around the whole facility. Turnover in the new Coffee Bar is starting to increase quite a lot, which I believe is down to the new modern style clubhouse along with free WiFi making it far more attractive to people who would not normally think about coming to a golf complex for a drink or bite to eat.

“The previous retail outlet was beginning to look a little out-dated when compared to the rest of the centre – with the new coffee shop, snack bar and of course Pirate Island.

“We have now brought that up to date and more in line with the rest of our facility and offer golfers more choice when they’re looking for new equipment, clothing and accessories.”