Oulton Hall, just 11 kilometers southeast of Leeds has partnered with the armed forces charity Tickets For Troops to provide complimentary golf at its venue. The charity provides members of the armed forces, those medically discharged post 2001, and the next of kin of those who have passed as a result of their service, with the opportunity to attend events with friends and family. Its aim is to show the troops how much their service is appreciated by their country and allow them to make lasting memories, especially as they often miss out on so many other key moments with their loved ones.
Director of Golf Jon Pilkington has persuaded other resorts in the Almarose-managed group to donate fourball vouchers so recipients also have the opportunity to visit other venues, while Oulton Hall is also offering an overnight stay.
“It is fantastic to sign up Oulton Hall as a supporter of Tickets For Troops. Yorkshire has a fantastic military presence, and I am sure lots of our members will be heading to beautiful Oulton Hall to enjoy a round of golf! We are both delighted and grateful for their support especially at this time of remembrance,” said William Campbell-Lamerton, director of operations at Tickets For Troops.
In July 2019, Tickets For Troops marked 10 years since it was first established and, in that time, the charity has distributed more than 1.5 million tickets to members of the armed forces to attend events around the UK.
“We were delighted to be able to make this offer through a very worthwhile charity. Peacetime or not, we all owe members of our armed forces and, at least by doing this, we are going some small way to show that we appreciate them and their service to the nation. They simply access the Tickets For Troops platform and then contact us at Oulton Hall to book – and they can bring a playing partner for free, too,” added Pilkington.
Oulton Hall, near Leeds, features 27 holes designed by leading golf course architect Dave Thomas and practice facilities, boasting the north of England’s leading golf performance center.
Along with Oulton Hall’s renowned golf academy, the venue offers a range of other facilities aimed at fine-tuning golf swings, while the Claret Jug course restaurant is the ideal place to re-energise after a long day on the course. Its unique 18th-century former family mansion is the perfect choice for a hotel, with landscaped gardens, sweeping spiral staircases and a state-of-the-art spa.