Anglesey golf course plans exciting expansion

COUNCIL planners are urged to approve full extension plans for exciting new golf facilities and job creation in Llangefni.

A full planning application for an extension to Golf Môn golf course, Llangefni, was received for consideration by Anglesey County Council this week.

The proposed expansion. Image: Anglesey Council

Golf professional Matthew Wharton once transformed the old driving range and golf course – bringing more than a dozen jobs to Anglesey – and plans to create more roles.

He has now applied, through agent Lowri Williams, for permission to create a mini ‘Putt Stroke’ putting course, erect a clubhouse building, a bar and a refreshment, a ‘halfway house’ refreshment building, toilet block and associated development.

The old Llangefni golf course closed in October 2018, after the local authority announced it was selling the nine-hole facility as it was losing money.

Since then, Matt has breathed new life into the site.

Matt, based in Llanllechid near Bethesda, previously worked at both Treborth driving range and St Deiniol (Bangor) Golf Club, and has big ambitions for the Llangefni venue.

He’s already revamped the old golf shop – turning it into a wood-fired pizzeria – Popty Pizza.

Of his latest plans, he says he hopes the program will create six more jobs if it gets the go-ahead.

Matthew Wharton said: “If the planning goes ahead I will be looking to invest around £180,000 into the site. I will be looking to fund some of this money to help with the project.

“We hope it can be ready for spring 2023, but we will make sure the quality is perfect rather than rushing anything.

“There’s nothing quite like Puttstroke in the UK, so we’re going to be adding something really new and fun to Anglesey.

“I hope this will increase interest in golf, especially among young people.”

Jamie Bradshaw, Director of Planning Officer Owen Devenport, said: ‘It is great to be involved in this project which, if approved, will provide an exciting and different attraction to the island which will expand the offers for locals and tourists.

“It will also support much-needed growth, jobs and investment in the town of Llangefni, helping to regenerate the town centre.”

The course is located 800 meters north of Llangefni and close to the Oriel gallery.

According to one of the planning documents, the proposed project would be “a suitable extension” of the existing cluster of businesses and facilities on the site.

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