Created: Jul 26, 2021 08:00 AM
After 25 years in business, the Bermuda Golf Academy, Driving Range and Mini Golf in Southampton will close in the first week of September, according to operator Richard Farge.He said a 20-year lease had previously expired but the tenancy was temporarily extended.At 320 yards, the driving range facility at 10 Industrial Park Road boasts the island’s longest golf driving range.There are 40 practice bays and a sand trap to practice bunker play.The lunch wagon Generosas which operated on the property, has already relocated to Front Street.Richard and Timi Farge, as Bermuda Golf Academy, Driving Range and Mini Golf is set to close its operation (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)When we spoke to him, Mr. Farge was busy preparing furniture and other items for sale. He could not say the intended future use for the land.Bordering SAL Ltd. and The Wadson’s Farm, the property was a dairy farm in the 1950s and was once used by the US Naval Base as a junkyard.The seven-acres, Mr. Farge said, are zoned open space. The property is owned by David Oliveira and has been in his family for some time.Mr. Oliveira, a financial adviser, was not available for comment.