Eight Golf Courses Close Across England

Mack Golf has ceased trading and all eight of its UK courses suddenly closed

Southwood Golf Course In Farnborough Closes

Mack Golf has ceased trading and all eight of its UK courses suddenly closed on 3rd October

Eight Golf Courses Close Across England

Eight golf courses were all forced to suddenly close on Tuesday across England after their parent company went into liquidation.

Mack Golf owns eight courses across the country but all were closed on 3rd October after Mack ceased trading with immediate effect due to “unavoidable financial difficulties".

Statements were put up at the courses informing golfers and customers of the situation.

Its eight courses include Southwood Golf Course in Farnborough, Hampshire, where Justin Rose used to play as a child.

The course was due to be shut down next year by the local council and Rose offered his support on his boyhood course.

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Another one of Mack Golf's courses includes Heaton Park in Manchester which won the 2005 best municipal award.

It is over 100 years old and the local council have said that they are committed to bringing in new vendors to keep it operating as a golf facility.

The courses that have been shut are...

Southwood Golf Course - Farnborough, Hampshire

Heaton Park - Manchester

Bowring Park - Liverpool

Ellesmere Port - Cheshire

Knights Grange - Winsford

Moors Valley - Ringwood

Stony Holme - Carlisle

Stanley Park - Blackpool

Mack Golf leased their courses so it would appear that councils will now look to find other leasers to re-open these golf courses.

Our thoughts are with the staff, greenkeepers, golfers, customers and everyone involved with these golf courses, we hope they can re-open soon!

If you have any more information on any of these courses, please get in touch on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.

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Elliott Heath
Senior Staff Writer

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-6. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!


Elliott is currently playing:


Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x