International golf destination plan for Doncaster

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The EUROPEAN Golf Tour is considering a site at Rossington Hall in Doncaster as a potential location for a new tournament golf destination.

The scheme is being pulled together by a consortium of local land owners with Doncaster Council support and could see the site transformed into a world class golf complex and resort under the PGA European Tour banner.

An outline planning application for the project should be submitted later this year and, subject to appropriate approvals, work could start within two years.

The project would include an international tournament quality 18 hole golf course designed and built on the picturesque site, a top class 18 hole club course, a club house, leisure facilities, luxury homes set alongside the course, road infrastructure improvements to support the plans and public footpaths, cycle routes and bridleways so existing and new residents living close by can enjoy the wide variety of green space, parkland and lakes.

Mayor of Doncaster, Peter Davies, said: “Doncaster is already home to a world class horse racing venue and international golf would further enhance our reputation for quality sport.

“Only two European Tour tournaments are taking place in England this year and one of those is The Open which rotates around British golf courses. Given the English golfing talent at the top of the sport, this is a travesty. It would be fantastic news if Doncaster was to host another in the future.

David MacLaren, the European Tour’s Director of Property and Venue Development, said: “I have been impressed with the determination, vision and strategy of all concerned with the Rossington Hall project.”