Playing a round of golf will be cheaper

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IT’S not only handicaps that are being lowered at a golf course as the price will be dropping soon too.

Portsmouth City Council’s cabinet member for leisure and sport Cllr Lee Hunt, agreed to the drop at his executive meeting last week.

The changes will make it cheaper to play a round at Great Salterns Golf Course in Burrfields Road, Copnor.

The move follows a review by external consultants, who found lowering the price of the course over three bank holidays in May and August led to an increase in players – 75 per cent more year-on-year.

Cllr Hunt said: ‘We’re thrilled and delighted that golfers are going to get a good deal from the council and I encourage people to come and play here – it’s a great course.’

From April 1, peak-time green fees will drop from £23 to £20 at weekends and from £19.50 to £16 on weekdays. Off-peak tickets stay at £11.

The prices will be reviewed after one year and an 11.5 per cent increase in the number of rounds is needed to match the council’s current income level.