Modern golf club has its future secured for the next 9 years

Emma Williams
By Emma Williams October 25, 2016 11:55

With more golf clubs closing down this autumn, Edwalton Golf Centre in Nottingham has been told its future has been secured until at least 2025.

The decision has ended uncertainty about the future of the club which primarily offers nine-hole golf and footgolf, a spokesman has said.

Customers and staff have been celebrating after Glendale Golf announced that it has signed a contract to manage the venue on behalf of Rushcliffe Borough Council for a further nine years. It has been running the club since 2002.

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The golf club operator has also committed to an investment programme which will see a wide range of facilities at Edwalton upgraded over the next 12 months.

“This is fantastic news for the community,” said Simon Robinson, deputy leader of Rushcliffe Borough Council. “It removes any uncertainty about Edwalton Golf Centre’s future, and we can all now look forward to enjoying this valuable local leisure hotspot for many years to come.

“We recognise and appreciate that Glendale Golf has shown great trust and faith not only in the golf centre, but also in the local area and its residents. We look forward to working closely with them in the future.”

Tom Brooke, managing director of Glendale Golf, said: “We are happy to make this emphatic commitment to the future of one of the country’s leading public golf centres. I know that this will be welcome news to the thousands of people in the Rushcliffe borough and beyond who embrace Edwalton GC in their lives year in, year out. It is right at the heart of the local community, and as well as providing a vibrant, affordable pay-and-play golf experience, our recent addition of FootGolf has also made it a great place for all kinds of families to enjoy their leisure time here, whether they are golfers or not.

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“Recent visitors to Edwalton GC will have seen that our programme of improvements is well underway. This announcement is an important milestone in the history of a much-loved local facility, and we will continue to drive quality standards here ever higher.”

The practice range at Edwalton GC has already been upgraded with a smart new look, and newly-appointed centre manager Simon Williams and his team are actively implementing other refurbishment plans, particularly in the bar, restaurant and function areas.

“Generations of local golfers have learnt to play the game here at Edwalton,” he said, “and we are massively excited for the future. There’s nowhere better than Edwalton for beginners to learn golf, for miles around.”

Rushcliffe Borough Council’s John Cottee, who as cabinet member for communities heads the council’s sports and leisure team, said: “Glendale Golf’s staff at Edwalton Golf Centre have brought huge amounts of young people into sport over recent years, and we urge all residents to come and try this high quality local sports facility in even greater numbers over the next year.

“The borough of Rushcliffe offers great sport, great lifestyle and a great place to live, and it is fantastic to have Edwalton’s place at the heart of the area secured until well into the next decade.”

Edwalton Golf Centre boasts Nottinghamshire’s longest main nine-hole golf course, plus an attractive nine-hole par three course, a nine-hole footgolf course, a golf clinic, a golf retail store and a large putting green – all open to the public. A generously large patio area and refreshment facilities also make it the perfect place to just drop in for a coffee and relax.

“Edwalton Golf Centre now represents a long-term opportunity for Glendale Golf to grow the sport in the Nottingham area and beyond,” said Tom Brooke. “We are thrilled to be able to look into the future with such confidence.”

 

Emma Williams
By Emma Williams October 25, 2016 11:55
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