Creating a Global ‘Mega Event’ Destination
Central to Peel’s proposals for the restoration of Hulton Park is the creation of a championship-grade golf resort of international standard and quality. The resort has been specifically designed to host the Ryder Cup, ensuring that criteria for dramatic and challenging golf, with high quality facilities and the capacity and infrastructure to support large visitor numbers is met.
The golf course has been designed by European Golf Design, the market-leading golf course architectural practice which designed the 2010 Ryder Cup venue at Celtic Manor and is remodelling the 2018 Paris venue and provides a 7,400 yard, par 72, 18-hole golf course which aligns with the matchplay format of the Ryder Cup.
In addition, Peel have committed to a planning condition which will ensure that the application can only be implemented for the purpose it has been designed – if the Ryder Cup has been secured.
Alongside the golf course, the application seeks permission for world-class facilities to sit alongside and serve the golf course. This includes;
- 142 bedroom hotel, with spa and conference facilities, built on the site of and designed with historic reference to the demolished Hulton Hall
- Clubhouse, located to the north of the park with views over the 1st tee and 18th green
- Golfing academy offering a dedicated and specialist ‘centre of learning’ alongside facilities such as a driving range, short course, putting gree and adventure golf course
- Restoration of lost historical and landscaping features
Delivering the golf resort and ensuring the lasting legacy from the restoration of Hulton Park requires a significant financial investment. To provide essential cross-funding as well as to create a sustainable mixed-use community across the development overall, the application includes up to 1,036 new homes on land adjoining the golf course.
- The application is seeking only outline permission for the residential element. This has been submitted with a detailed design code to ensure that high-quality schemes come forward when at a detailed design phase.
- New homes will be accompanied by new and expanded infrastructure, including a new local centre, new primary school on adjoining land, improvements to local health facilities, a new link road and significant investment into the local highways network.
- A new recreational route for residents, called the ‘Hulton Trail’ will provide a range of activities alongside a significant increase in Public Rights of Way across the site.