South East: Bournemouth centre starts redevelopment

Parley Golf Centre to double in size after improvements.

Bournemouth’s Parley Golf Centre has launched an improvement project that will see the centre’s nine hole course and practice facilities transformed.

The £250,000 redevelopment of the centre will see it double in size, with new practice facilities and an improved nine hole course.

Centre manager Daryl Dampney said: “These types of facility are quite common in the US, but less here, so we decided our future lay in this direction.”
"It is an exciting and ambitious plan that sets out our long term strategy." Architect Neil White of Evolve Golf Design has redesigned the nine hole course to allow for the expansion, which will allow an 18-hole round with a total distance of 5,111 yards.

White explained how the existing driving range is short, which restricts the scope of shots available to golfers. This has now been extended to 270 metres, while the short game practice area has been designed to provide areas for dedicated bunker practice, pitching and chipping greens and a large 1,470 square-metre practice putting green.

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