Kirkby Valley Golf Course

Kirkby Valley Golf Club masterplan comes forward

Charlie Schouten

The owner of the golf club next to the M57 has put forward an initial masterplan for the site including an adventure golf course, a 65,000 sq ft sports hall, clubhouse, football pitches, and tennis courts.

The initial proposals include a comprehensive overhaul of the golf course including the demolition of the existing clubhouse and replacing it with a “fit-for-purpose” facility; outdoor tennis courts; football pitches; a single-storey driving range; bowling green; a lake; adventure golf; and additional parking.

The new clubhouse would extend to around 22,000 sq ft, while the driving range building would be 16,000 sq ft. The largest element is the sports hall at more than 65,000 sq ft.

The course sits off the A506 and the M57 within Knowsley, and is owned by Liverpool City Council, which leased the course to operated L32 in March 2019. The outlined investment in the course is set to be in excess of £10m.

L32, part of Green Circle Estates which also controls Allerton Manor Golf Club, also previously operated Formby Hall Golf Club.

An EIA for the redevelopment of Kirkby Valley has now been submitted by Roman Summer with a planning application likely to follow in the coming months.

The new-build elements, said the planner, would be “in keeping with a modern, good-quality golf course”. Roman Summer’s EIA said: “The golf driving range is clearly compatible with a golf course and will introduce an exciting new facility likely to attract more custom.

“Likewise, the adventure golf facility will attract a wider range of customers and introduce youngsters into the world of golf in a fun, informal way.

“Whilst the proposed soccer, tennis and bowling facilities are not directly golf related, they are complementary as a sport facility such as this and will extend and improve the overall sporting offer to the local community.”

Alongside Roman Summer, the professional team on the project includes RGP Architects, Prime Transport, International Design Group, and Graeme Ives Heritage.

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These chaps have done a great job transforming Allerton Manor, to their credit (not withstanding their Marmite proposals for the hotel element). They know what they’re doing and I hope these proposals are welcomed.

By Sceptical

This sort of investment will undoubtedly benefit a wide area, located in Knowsley but on the Liverpool side of the M57. Good news for Knowsley also in the metro mayor’s announcement today of a 2023 completion for the new station at Headbolt Lane for Tower Hill and Northwood.

By Liverpolitan

Kirkby Valley eh? Thats made me smile. Bravo Mick Hanlon and good luck.

By Verum

Good luck to the people with all the planning,the golf course has come on in the five years . Have a great credit to the Owners and the groundstaff good luck to the future hope everything comes to fruition

By Anonymous

The work already done on the existing Kirkby Valley course is amazing. The course is far better than is used to be.
The plans for the future look very exciting and will benefit the local area and Merseyside in general.
Keep the good work up.

By Paul Moss

Interesting, along with a gang of men I planted all the trees on that in the Winter of 1964/5 I was the the youngest in the gang and am 80 now. Interesting to see the pictures. Nice to see the trees reach maturity.

By Don Higham

Hats off to everybody who’s involved in the re construction of the course , I’m a member and it’s great to see an organisation finally taking Kirkby golf course to a higher level , well done all the team especially the green keepers amazing ️

By Reg Richmond

Keep it up Mike you and your team are Doing a fantastic job to all the course you have taken over hope to play there soon at one of them️️️

By Alan Traynor

Great proposal, I have played Kirkby for decades and never really enjoyed the course, but now I really like playing the course. Changing the order of holes is a big improvement..

By Roy Shannon