Green Circle was appointed in June 2018 by St Helens Council to manage and operate the loss-making Sherdley Park Course. Since taking over responsibility for the course we have instructed international golf architects IDG to bring forward a scheme to remodel the course, as well as delivering a comprehensive package of investments to the course including reconstructed greens on the 6th, 9th, 11th and 18th holes, and further irrigation and drainage improvements to ensure all year-round playability. In October 2018, we submitted plans for a £1million refurbishment of the existing clubhouse with new changing facilities and cafe bar which re-opened on the 4th of May this 2019, less than 12 months after Green Circle took over management of the course from the Council.
Set in the mature woodlands of Sherdley Park, the course which has been awarded ‘Highly Recommended’ by GolfShake.com boasts 3 par 3’s and 2 par 5’s to make an undulating par 71 with Mackenzie greens and tree lined fairways.
Completed in 2019, the Park Bar & Kitchen is a stylish dining hub for golfer and diner alike, positioning itself as a quality destination for the St. Helens community as a whole. Featuring al fresco dining and a newly refurbished golf shop, the Park Bar & Kitchen is a bustling favourite for Sunday lunch and weekend diners attracting many visitors to the main park itself.
“Green Circle have already proven to be an energec and highly professional partner. They made a series of bold commitments and have delivered every one of them.”
St Helens Council
“Public golf courses are vital to the future of the game and the development of world-class talent, but they are also places where everyone can learn, play and enjoy a great sport. Green Circle Leisure are a company with a positive and progressive approach and their vision is a really exciting one. It’s about creating top-quality golf courses and the very best facilities whilst ensuring they remain affordable and accessible to all. I believe their innovative and imaginative approach is creating a new model that will help the success and growth of grassroots golf in the future.”
County Secretary, Lancashire Golf