Refurbishment work to transform Banbury Golf Club near Adderbury has been completed in just five months.
Chris Hoggart and his business partner Sarit Sharma bought the club in April and have undertaken a £240,000 programme to provide a new clubhouse, changing room facilities and a £30,000 golf simulator.
Mr Hoggart, director of operations, said: “The changes to the clubhouse have more than matched our expectations and, along with the course alterations, have attracted compliments from guests, visitors and societies.
“Our members have commented they have a club they can be proud of and are happy to bring guests to.”
The changes include a new bar and fully-refitted kitchen with a variety of options and snacks.
The modern open plan lounge has been created to incorporate existing stone walls and wooden beams.
The state-of-the-art golf simulator will allow players to test their skills on more than 80 courses around the world, including Pebble Beach, St Andrews and Bay Hill.
A unique hydraulic swingplate replicates the different lies on the course to provide the most realistic simulator experience.
Mr Hoggart said: “I believe that we now offer a fantastic amenity for the local area to use and enjoy and we look forward to welcoming as many as possible to the club. In turn that will allow us to continue to develop and improve for everyone’s benefit and enjoyment.”
Outside, the course itself has undergone changes, with the fairways reshaped and rough allowed to grow to provide a test for all golfers.
It has been renamed The Adderbury Course and the refurbishment programme will see a new putting green, all-weather putting area and external driving range being constructed at the course in the near future.
Mr Hoggart said: “We have already seen an increase in the number of partners and families coming in, which is pleasing as we want to encourage more ladies and juniors to take up the game.”
For more information about memberships call Mr Hoggart on 01295 810419.