Who are we?

Green Circle Estates is a Merseyside based golf and leisure operator, specialising in developing and operating golf courses and wider family leisure facilities.

Our aims and objectives

We specialise in partnering with NW based Local Authorities to operate their municipal golf courses. We aim to provide first class facilities, with our golf courses to be on par, if not better, than the region’s best private members golf clubs, but providing affordable, pay & play golf for everyone. Our leisure facilities, being restaurants, bars, function suites or hotels, are family friendly leisure operations and are fully available to non golfers.

Current Projects

We currently operate 3 Pay & Play golf courses in Merseyside

Allerton Manor Golf Club

0151 428 7490

Allerton Road, Liverpool L18 3JT

Allerton Manor Golf Course in Liverpool- currently has an 18 hole par 67 golf course, a 9 hole par 3 course, 36 hole practice putting green, clubhouse with changing facilities, The Old Stables restaurant and bar, The Hay Loft function suite ( 80 covers) and Fletcher’s sports bar.    At Allerton Manor we are proposing to develop a 31 bed hotel, with 200 covers function suite, and a luxury basement spa. There will also be a new golf sports pavilion, with indoor putting and teaching rooms, and golf simulators, a new family friendly adventure golf course, and also a 2 tier driving range.  The golf course will be upgraded to provide an improved par 72 championship golf course. Works should commence in autumn 2019.

Kirkby Valley Golf Club

0151 546 7031

Ingoe Lane, Liverpool L32 4SS

Kirkby Valley Golf Course in Knowsley. Currently an 18 hole par 72 Championship golf course, clubhouse with change facilities, bar, restaurant and function space ( 120 covers). At Kirkby Valley we are proposing to develop a new clubhouse, a US style 2 storey Top Golf driving range facility, a new 9 hole Academy course, indoor and outdoor soccer 5 football pitches, all weather tennis courts and a bowling green. Works will commence in autumn 2019.

Sherdley Park Golf Course

01744 813 149

Sherdley Park, St. Helens, Merseyside WA9 5DE

Sherdley Park Golf Course in  St Helens.  Currently an 18 hole par 71 golf course, 12 bay floodlit driving range, and golf shop. We will complete the clubhouse refurbishment works by April 2019, which will provide new state of the art sports bar, restaurant, changing facilities and new golf shop.

Previous projects


We have previously developed, operated and then sold in December 2015 the highly prestigious and successful Formby Hall Golf Resort & Spa. This comprised an 18 hole par 72 championship golf course, a 9 hole par 3 PGA Academy course, a 62 bed hotel, 2 function suites to accommodate up to 500 guests, golf clubhouse with spikes bar and L37 restaurant, a spa and leisure club with swimming pool and wet areas.

Coming soon

We will take over the municipal pay & play golf and leisure operation at Heaton Park Golf Course in Middleton, North Manchester in early November 2018.

The Team

Our senior team comprises of

Michael J Hanlon

Property Director

Ian O’Toole

Finance Director

Yvonne Jackson

Operations Director

Helen Bamford

Sales & Marketing Director

Bryan Joelson Mulhall

Golf Director