Manchester United legend Rooney to build full-length holes, a pitch-and-putt and a driving range…
Wayne Rooney has intentions of turning the 120-acre grounds of his new £20 million mansion into a golf course with full-length holes, a pitch-and-putt course and a driving range.
The former Manchester United and England forward has already got a football pitch and two fishing lakes on the grounds of the mansion that he and wife Coleen are having built for them in Cheshire farmland.
But Rooney’s passion for golf is calling for the introduction of a golf facility where he can practice his game when he is not playing for his current club Derby County.
“Wayne is golf mad and his older sons enjoy the game as well,” a source told The Sun.
“He’s got a little putting area at his current place, but with all the land available at his new place, the gardeners and designers will have free reign.
“He wants a couple of full-length holes with bunkers, water features, buggies — the lot.”
When all the work finished on the golf course, the mansion’s value is expected to reach £20 million.
Rooney, who broke Sir Bobby Charlton’s all-time goal-scoring record for Manchester United with a total of 253 goals in all competitions for the club, reportedly plays off a 16-handicap.
The 34-year-old, who started his Premier League career with Everton, made his senior international debut for England in February 2003 aged 17 and is England’s youngest goalscorer.
Rooney went back to Everton after his 13-year spell at United, before heading over to the United States to play for MLS side DC United.
He then agreed on a deal to return to England last year as a player-coach at Championship side Derby.