A Bolton golf club has undergone a renovation to its clubhouse as part of a multi-million-pound upgrade.

Northwest golf course, Regent Park, has punctuated a recent spate of course closures with significant investment in its facilities.

The refurbished clubhouse brings the overall total to more than £3.5m in a bid to become inclusive.

On Friday, May 20, Regent Park Golf Course officially opened its newly refurbished clubhouse, No. 19, with a ceremony attended by members of the public.

With views over the 18th green, No. 19 is open to both golfers and non-golfers, offering a space for eating, drinking, and socialising.

The golf centre diverges from the traditional "members only" approach with its focus on inclusivity and local community engagement.

Robin Day, Regent Park’s managing director, said: “Our commitment has always been to invest in improving the facilities and adding new fun and welcoming facilities for the public in order to widen the game’s appeal and push its growth as a sport.

“Given the recent trends in golf nationally and the sad closures of three public golf courses in the Northwest in recent months, the team at Regent Park is committed to bucking the trend and has a formula that certainly seems to be working.”

The official opening ceremony was attended by Bolton mayor, Cllr Akhtar Zaman, and his wife, the Madam Mayoress, as well as Bolton West MP Chris Green.

The event was well received, with guests treated to authentic tapas created by the club’s two Spanish chefs.

The redevelopment of the clubhouse is Regent Park’s latest investment in modernising the game and widening its appeal.

The company has invested more than £3.5m to date and has earmarked a further £1m for further development over the next 12 months.

The new clubhouse adds to Regent Park’s facilities, at the pay-and play golf course, which opened in 1932.