Celebrating 40 years of Beacon Park’s golf course

Ken Webb and Karl Sproston

Ken Webb and Karl Sproston

A special day of festivities will take place this March to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of Beacon Park’s golf course.

Lichfield District Council is inviting everyone to tee-off at Beacon Park’s golf course on Sunday 23 March, between 9am and 3pm, to take part in a special 18-hole round of golf.

On the day, Robert Rock Golf Academy will offer free PGA professional tuition on the first tee, to help golfers with their swing.

There will also be the chance to enter a golf tournament to be in with a chance of winning a selection of prizes. The competition will be judged in three age categories: 12 and under, 13 to 17, and 18 plus.

Councillor Andy Smith, Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet Member for Leisure & Parks, said:
“Beacon Park is such a special place to enjoy a round of golf, with its central location and beautiful surroundings.

“We hope this celebratory day will encourage more people to take up the game, and that they take advantage of the chance to have expert golfing tuition, the discounted prices, and the chance to win prizes.

“I would like to thank the Swinfen Broun Charitable Trust who helped to fund the golf course in 1974, in what was one of the trust’s first major projects. It has given enjoyment to keen golfers over the decades and we hope the golf course will be enjoyed for years to come.”

To take part in the golfing fun will cost £2.60 for children and concessions, and £4.10 for adults or £3.60 with a LAP membership. If needed, equipment can be hired from £1.50 (which includes a club, a ball and a deposit of £1).

Special offer! Lakeside Bistro is offering everyone that enters the golf tournament a hot drink for just £1. Simply keep hold of your golf receipt and give it to the Lakeside Bistro team when placing your order on the day.

About the golf course

Green Flag accredited Beacon Park offers a mature 18-hole pitch and putt, par 3 golf course, with holes ranging from 90 yards to 110 yards.

The golf course is open every day (subject to conditions), except for Christmas Day.

Games do not need to be booked, and are paid for at the park’s Ranger Station (which is the kiosk between Lakeside Bistro and the crazy golf course).

An 18-hole round of golf costs £7.80 for adults and £3.90 for children, and discounts are available with a LAP membership.

Players can use their own golf clubs, or they can be hired when paying for the round. It costs £1.50 a club, which includes a ball and a deposit of £1.