Ramside Hall Hotel in County Durham is investing £50k into updating its golf facilities to celebrate its 21st year in business.
The hotel, which is the region’s only 36-hole golf resort and hotel, will bring in new practice facilities and covered storage for its fleet of 36 golf buggies as part of the investment.
The new additions will mark the final phase of multi-million redevelopment at the hotel, which first began in 2011 and has seen the addition of 48 bedrooms, a new golf course and luxury spa.
This latest phase of improvements includes a new Short Game Zone with a 300 square metre artificial green where golfers can practice pitching and chipping.
The zone also features an 850 square metre putting green located at the entrance to Ramside’s Cathedral Course, the North East’s newest golf course.
The 18-hole championship layout opened in 2014 at a cost of £3m.
The final part of Ramside’s programme of improvements was the construction of two 16m long shelters covered with artificial grass tiles. The structures house a fleet of 36 golf buggies and provide year round protection against the weather.
Helen Roseberry, director of golf at Ramside Golf Club, said: “The buggy shelters are the last piece of the jigsaw, a real talking point when people arrive at the resort. They have the wow effect but are also practical, they keep our buggies dry and protected from the changing British weather while blending in against the backdrop of the golf course.”