Global Edition

First indoor golf centre for Leeds

12.32am 5th May 2009 - Courses

The Blue Granary Wharf development in Leeds has become the site of the city’s first indoor golf centre.

Golf Cafà© Bars Limited has taken almost 3,500sq ft of prime space on a 15 year lease in a deal handled by commercial property specialists, Emsleys.

Trading as the Golf Cafe Bar Leeds, the indoor golf centre features a fully licensed cafe/bar and three PGA endorsed golf simulators, allowing users to play more than 35 courses from around the world, including St Andrews and Pebble Beach.

The new venture is expected to create at least 12 new jobs at the site.

The announcement is good news for Blue’s developers British Waterways who completed the development in 2005, and the adjacent Granary Wharf development current under construction across the footbridge from Blue.

Wayne Parkinson, managing director of Golf Unlimited, said, “Leeds has a thriving golf community but the weather is often far from perfect and business people do not always have the time for the outdoor game these days. Indoor golf centres make an important contribution to the game through the education of beginners, game improvement and club fitting.

“Emsleys dealt with some very complex negotiations on the lease, preparing draft documents for both sides. Their professionalism and support was instrumental in concluding the deal and we are delighted with the results”.

“Construction has been going well and we’ve already added 1,000sq ft with the construction of a mezzanine area. We plan to add a further 500sq ft of space with outside metal decking to the River Aire elevation by the end of April.”

The Golf Cafe Bar Leeds will be open from 8am to 11pm Monday to Saturday and 12noon to 10:30pm on Sundays.

Golf Cafe Bar

In related news...