Manchester City Centre will welcome its first golf club next month when The Range tees off at its Spinningfields base.
Due to open to the public in November, The Range, based in Left Bank, will house 5 highly-advanced golf simulators that allow members and non-members to play 100 of the finest golf courses on the planet – all without leaving the city centre.
The Range has been set up by 31-year-old Andrew McLoughney, a former +2 handicap golfer, who has decided to bring a unique golfing opportunity to our great city. Andrew has travelled the world playing the finest golf courses, in some of the most prestigious golf tournaments. However, injuries curtailed his promising career and brought him to Manchester city centre where he has chosen to establish The Range.
The Range uses special technology utilising stereoscopic cameras of a golf club’s face which provides incredibly accurate data.
Andrew said: “The technology is remarkable, it really is and people who come in are going to have to see it all to believe it. The 100 virtual courses can be played on the simulators but members and non-members will be able to tailor simulators to their needs. For instance, when I play on them, I tend to choose to play nine holes of my favourite golf courses around the world.”
The venue will also host events and golf competitions. And Andrew is keen to get city centre residents and the business community involved.
“First and foremost, The Range is going to be part of a fantastic building in Left Bank,” he said. “We want to make sure our residents, above us, are taken care of.
“We will also be looking after Manchester-based businesses, the corporate sector, and the public, should they want to come in from the rain and play some golf with friends and colleagues.
“We have fantastic in-house PGA coaches who can improve people’s game should people want to learn.”
Also in the 3,500-sq. ft. space on the first floor of the Spinningfields-based building will be a members’ private bar, serving high end food and beverages.
Next door to the golfing area will be a 1,000-sq. ft. bar/restaurant, Albatross & Arnold, serving fine wine, cocktails and ales – perfect for taking in the sights of Spinningfields whilst sitting under what promises to be a very impressive lighting installation by Tyson Lighting.
The Range, Leftbank, Spinningfields, Manchester, M3 3AN