Golfers will notice a range of improvements at Dibden Golf Centre as new management get into the swing.
Social enterprise Mytime Active started a 30 year contract on 1 April to manage the popular centre on behalf of New Forest District Council.
Plans are in the pipeline to re-invest profits into improved facilities and services at Dibden, which already boasts splendid 18 and nine hole parkland courses, an 18 bay floodlit driving range and a refurbished clubhouse with magnificent views of Southampton Water.
There will also be a Mytime Golf Academy to encourage more people into the game, including young people and schools, first timers and female players.
Mytime Active Chief Executive Steve Price said: “I’m very excited about taking on the management of Dibden. As a social enterprise we re-invest profits into service improvements and we’re currently looking at improving entrance and clubhouse facilities, and better year-round playing conditions.
“We’re looking forward to meeting with golfers and getting their views on the priorities for improvements and hopefully we can build on Dibden’s excellent reputation and quality.”
New Forest District Council’s portfolio holder for health and leisure, Cllr Di Brooks, added: “I am delighted that Mytime Active is planning to continue making Dibden Golf Centre one of excellence, and I hope the improved facilities will encourage more local people of all ages to try their hand at a game of golf.”
The tendering exercise for New Forest District Council was facilitated by Smith Leisure and John Ashworth Associates as expert advisors to the council.
Mytime Active also operates Southampton City Golf Course and 17 other courses nationally, making it one of the leading pay and play golf operators in the country.
Details of outline improvements are on display at Dibden Golf Centre, Main Road, Dibden, Southampton, Hampshire, SO45 5TB. Tel: 023 8020 7508