Ryder Cup: Bolton-Holton Park Project for Destiny

The developer said that a “championship-level” training course will be held next to the residence

Bolton’s Holton Park will find out on Thursday if it is still on track to stage the 2031 Ryder Cup.

Revised proposals to develop an 800-acre site in Lancashire will be examined by the Planning Commission.

If passed, the pitch would be against the London club in Kent, with one selected in April for England’s bid.

The host country for the biennial match between Europe and the United States will be announced in July 2022 with the Ryder Cup Europe saying there are “several stadiums” in the competition.

A Ryder Cup Europe spokesperson told BBC Sport: “We have received great interest in organizing future editions of the Ryder Cup from several countries and venues across Europe.

Discussions will continue with all concerned parties in the coming months before any decision and announcement is made.

Richard Knight of Peel L&P, who is behind the £250m Hulton Park project, said: “We hope the council will seize this once-in-a-generation opportunity and support our efforts.

“Our revised proposals for Holton Park fit well with the government’s settlement tasks.”

The Leveling Up white paper, published earlier this month, confirmed that the government had tasked UK Sport “to lead feasibility work on potentially bringing major sporting events to the UK” with a particular focus on opportunities outside London, and to support and support ambition. to raise the level of the United Kingdom.”

Peel L&P says its restoration of Hulton Park will open the property to the public for the first time in its 700-year history as well as create 1,000 jobs and apprenticeships and attract £1.6 billion in investment.

It modified its plans after receiving opposition from the local community, with residents concerned about damage to the environment and wildlife habitat.

Bolton Council has agreed to previous plans, Which includes 1036 homes built on the lands of the green belt despite hundreds of objections.

Should the revisions be rejected, or if the London club is chosen as England’s preferred Ryder Cup track, the Hulton Park project will not continue.

The next two ‘home’ Rider’s will be held at Marco Simone Golf and Country Club in Rome in 2023 and Owner Manor in Ireland in 2027.

The last English Ryder Cup to be staged was Belfry Stadium in 2002. Warwickshire Stadium recently withdrew from the race to host the 2031 event.

The United States has already chosen its next three venues, with the Bethpage Black Course in New York organizing the 2025 event, followed by Hazeltine in Minnesota in 2029 and the Olympic track in San Francisco in 2033.