BROMSGROVE Golf Centre has revealed plans to sell part of its land to fund a state-of-the-art refurbishment of its facility.

The family-run firm has submitted a proposal to Bromsgrove District Council to turn part of its site into new housing, in an attempt to compete with financial challenges and a 'changing landscape in golfing'.

The sale would then fund owners' vision of creating a unique leisure facility, which could include a par-three course, adventure golf and other modern attractions.

Bromsgrove Golf Centre owner Phil Morris said: "For my brother Adam and I to even consider this option has been an extremely difficult decision that has not been taken lightly, and only after consulting with leading industry experts and other stakeholders.

“Whilst we explore these future options there will be no change to the investment on the site or to the commitment to our members and customers as we are still very much dedicated to drive the golf centre forward.

"As there are no guarantees that our submission will even be considered it is important that we make every effort to maintain the facilities and for that reason we see the coming years as being business as usual.”

It is hoped the new-vision facility would encourage non-golfers to pick up a club, while also offering a lasting legacy to serve the local community for generations to come.

Bromsgrove Golf Centre's submission will now be reviewed under the Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment for potential future development.