A new £450,000 adventure golf course and driving range is coming to Lancashire.

The course, at Duxbury Park Golf Course in Duxbury Hall Road, Chorley, has been created as a joint venture between Chorley Council, who own the facility, and operators of the site, Parkwood Leisure.

It means the offering at Duxbury Park now includes a 12-hole mini-golf course and a Toptracer® driving range with nine floodlit bays, alongside the existing 6,400 yard 18 hole championship course.

Leader of Chorley Council, Councillor Alistair Bradley, said: "We're delighted to have worked with Parkwood Leisure to provide a £450,000 investment (£300,000 of which will be paid back by Parkwood Leisure over the remaining term of their lease) to create quality entertainment and leisure facilities at Duxbury Park.

"These new facilities, which appeal to all the family and golfers, give people yet another reason to visit Chorley.

"It's another addition to the borough's strong offer, making Chorley a real visitor destination.

"Gone are the days where people needed to visit neighbouring boroughs to access this type of quality entertainment."

There will be an official opening at Duxbury Park on Friday at 12pm by Speaker of the House of Commons and Chorley MP Sir Lindsay Hoyle, and Cllr Bradley.

The adventure golf and driving range will be open from 1pm till 5pm for members of the public to try out for free on the day.

The new 12-hole adventure golf course is modelled on Chorley's links to Myles Standish's voyage across the Atlantic Ocean on the Mayflower Ship, and offers fun for budding explorers of all ages, to navigate moats, rope bridges, sand pits and more.

Managing Director of Parkwood Leisure, Glen Hall, added: "I am thrilled to see the completion of the 12-hole adventure golf course at Duxbury Golf Course.

"The project fits in line with our demographic of customers, that golf is a game for everyone and can be enjoyed by all ages and abilities.

"The completion of the mini golf course alongside the addition of the new driving range and constant improvements to the course itself show our commitment to the local community and our customers."

The course's new Toptracer® range opened in May, and allows golfers to make the most of their range sessions, providing accurate statistics on their shot length, as well as a number of game and challenge modes and the opportunity to 'play' a range of famous courses including the home of golf and host of next month's 150th Open Championship St Andrews Old Course.