TEMPORARY reduced opening hours for Sherdley Park golf driving range have been brought in ahead of an expected takeover.

From today (Monday, March 12), reduced opening hours will apply at the facility 11.30 am to 1.30pm, from Monday to Friday.

Meanwhile, the golf course will continue to operate as normal, from first light until dusk as demanded.

The council says this is a "temporary measure" and the driving range should be "fully operational once the transfer of the facility is completed in the coming months".

The Star reported that a sale of the golf course and driving range is nearing completion.

The council says upon completion of transfer "a local company will continue to operate both facilities on a pay and play basis.

"They will also invest in the facilities at Sherdley Park".

A statement added: "The council apologises for any inconvenience this reduction in opening hours will cause to users of the driving range."