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Kingsway Golf Centre acquires Cambridge Lakes course

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Melbourn-based Kingsway Golf Centre has acquired the iconic Cambridge Lakes course on Trumpington Road for an undisclosed sum.

A young golfer at Cambridge Lakes
A young golfer at Cambridge Lakes

Cambridge Lakes, which opened in 1995, operates a 100 per cent pay-and-play 9-hole par 3 course on a 20-acre site. The Kingsway team intends for it to continue as a popular centre for junior, amateur and new golfers.

The Kingsway team will increase PGA professional expertise on-site and introduce junior golf academies and beginner groups as a priority, which have already been introduced at the Melbourn centre.

The family-owned Kingsway Golf Centre in Melbourn saw an investment of more than £1million during the pandemic with the launch of Jurassic Links adventure golf, an upgrade to the driving range and the introduction of the popular Jamaica Blue café brand in the refurbished clubhouse.

James Watts, general manager of Kingsway Golf, at Cambridge Lakes Golf in Trumpington. Picture: Keith Heppell
James Watts, general manager of Kingsway Golf, at Cambridge Lakes Golf in Trumpington. Picture: Keith Heppell

Kingsway director Julian Dell said: “Kingsway Golf Centre in Melbourn has gone from strength to strength, and we are delighted to be welcoming more families, groups and golfers than ever before.

“The investment in Cambridge Lakes is important to our key goal as a business, [which is] to provide the best quality entertainment and leisure services in this region.

“Bob Barnes, who is standing down to retire, has developed a beautiful and popular centre and we are excited to continue this legacy going forward.”

The takeover of Cambridge Lakes is Kingsway’s latest investment in “quality, fun-packed, healthy entertainment and sport for families in the region.”

Kingsway, Jurassic Links (56364365)
Kingsway, Jurassic Links (56364365)

The company is committed to providing access to family-friendly services on their doorstep, says Mr Dell.

“Cambridge Lakes has been so successful because of the commitment to local people and wannabe golfers – there is no chance of that changing under our ownership,” he said.

“Our intention of the coming weeks and months is to work closely with existing colleagues and customers to streamline some of the processes and service to ensure the smoothest transition before even considering any changes.”

Cambridge Lakes has remained open throughout the takeover, and bookings remain open for the upcoming bank holiday weekends and throughout the summer for individuals, groups and families who wish to visit.

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