COASTAL Golf Academy started the new season with an open day at Happy Valley Golf and Tennis, in Holland Road.

The day was celebrated by students from Holland Park and Holland Haven schools, who came to try out the pitch and putt course and tennis courts.

Coach Chris Vine lent his expertise to the children on the tennis courts, while CGA coaches Tom Hide and Sarah Hawes led the way on the golf course.

Coastal Golf Academy are keen to see this once-thriving amenity restored to its former glory.

Neighbours have spoken about how pleased they are to see Happy Valley receive some much-needed TLC.

One student at the open day even said his grandma recalled working there in the 1970s.

Coaching from Coastal Golf Academy is available from the end of April.

All details of coaching, Easter holiday junior golf camps and opening dates can be found on the Happy Valley Golf and Tennis Facebook and Instagram pages.