UPDATED: Business as usual for Aylesbury driving range despite fire

Aylesbury Golf Centre at Bierton
Aylesbury Golf Centre at Bierton

Aylesbury Golf Centre in Bierton will be up and running again today (Monday) after a fire damaged part of its driving range.

The driving range recently underwent a refurbishment but interim manger Paul Mazzetta said the fire only damaged two of its 30 bays.

He said: “It looks worse than it is. Two bays are pretty badly damaged. The rest of it is not too bad, the wind was blowing in the right direction luckily.

“Four fire engines here does give the impression of a bit of drama but it’s all under control.”

Mr Mazzetta said he was relieved that The Barn, which has also been refurbished to use as a conference centre and wedding venue, was not damaged.

“It’s all under control. The business is still running and it has not affected it. The range and the barn had a bit of a refurbishment and thank God it didn’t touch any of that.”

The golf course in Hulcott Lane closed earlier this year due to financial reasons but the driving range was kept open.

Cutting equipment was used to gain entry to an adjoining padlocked storage area to check the fire hadn’t spread.