A view of the driving range, which boasts 55 bays on two levels

A brand new multi-million pound golf ‘park’ featuring a 55-bay driving range, a nine-hole golf course and two adventure putting courses has opened at the site of what used to be Hounslow Heath Golf Centre in West London.

The centre closed in 2016 but the owner of the site, Maple Leaf Golf Group, recently secured £4m of funding to transform the venue, which is now called Hounslow Golf Park.

The attraction, which opened today [July 11], features a two-storey, 55-bay driving range kitted out with state-of-the-art InRange ball-tracking and game play technology; two floodlit 18-hole dinosaur-themed adventure golf courses – ‘Cascades’ and ‘Eruption’; plus a 9-hole short course, the ‘KnockAbout 9’, which is available for golfers of all ages and skill levels to play. Featuring Astroturf greens and tees and with no hole longer than 100 yards, it is ideal for beginners and new golfers, as well as for fun rounds for families.

One of the adventure putting courses has a volcanic theme

Run by husband-and-wife team Richard and Sally Haygarth, the 10-hectare site has created 40 jobs for the local area. The launch follows the success of the couple’s three other Maple Leaf Golf sites in Chichester, Worthing and Epsom.

Sally Haygarth, director of Maple Leaf Golf Group, said: “We’re thrilled to launch Hounslow Golf Park and bring this exciting attraction to the local area. By offering a family-friendly, fun facility that is open to all levels of experience, we hope to open up the sport to people who have never tried it before.”

She added: “We’re passionate about making golf accessible to all and we’re proud that across our existing sites, over 50 per cent of our new golfers are women. We can’t wait to welcome a diverse range of golfers, from pros to complete beginners and families.”

Open until 10.30pm every night, Hounslow Golf Park features a café and a bar overlooking the adventure golf courses, with all golf facilities available to book online at hounslowgolfpark.com.

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