Glenn Turner, the golfer who played more than 380 18-hole golf courses for charity, has put the finishing touches to a new golf course at the North West National Golf & Country Club which he helped design.
After his exhausting marathon of playing 383 courses, Glenn focussed on a new challenge of overseeing the construction of the club which is due to open in May 2009. The championship course stretches over 7,000 yards, with the shortest hole measuring 230 yards.
The multi-million pound course is located in Rainford, near Warrington, Cheshire, and set in 200 acres of quiet national parkland with a heath land feel to parts of which native gorse grows throughout. Natural water features form part of the layout which brings wildlife to the forefront of this wonderful landscape.
Tight but fair well-manicured and shaped fairways based on a well-drained sand bed should ensure all year round golf. Four challenging par 5’s, four well laid out and picturesque par 3’s and ten good length par 4’s make up the 7,000 plus yard course.
Speaking about the new course, Glenn said, “It’s taken five years to get everything right with the course and after playing 383 courses in the UK, Eire and Spain I’ve seen what constitutes a great course and using this knowledge I’ve designed this championship course to provide a very challenging round of golf.
“I want golfers to come to the North West National and feel that they’ve achieved something by playing a round here.”
Glenn will also be launching a 28 bay driving range and establishing the 10-hole Academy Course and the Glenn Turner Academy for natural golf swing which are due to open in May 2008.
A spectacular club house is planned, including restaurant, 200 seater banqueting room and gym. Running parallel with the clubhouse will be a large practice and putting area.
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