East Midlands golf club saved just before it was due to close

Alistair Dunsmuir
By Alistair Dunsmuir March 11, 2020 12:38

A golf club in the East Midlands that announced it would close at the end of March has been saved at the 11th hour.

The 18-hole course Rutland County Golf Club, which also offers footgolf, opened 27 years ago, having been originally landscaped on former farmland, has about 450 members.

Originally, David Rippon, club secretary, said it was “devastating” news because the club members shared great camaraderie.

“The main thing that’s good about the club is that the members are super,” he said.

“It’s also that the course is relatively flat, which for people like me makes playing a round of golf much easier.”

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Owner of the business, George Lowe, has been unwell and no longer wished to continue.

However, just days before it was due to close, the club announced on Facebook that a new buyer has been found and memberships are available for the new golf season in April.

While Rutland County is now not closing, Silsden Golf Club and Loch Ness Golf Club have either closed or announced they will close in the last few days.

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Alistair Dunsmuir
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2 Comments

  1. Tourgolfer March 5, 21:08

    I am afraid this is likely to be the first of many following the period of very wet weather together with the Caronavirus.

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  2. Derek March 5, 16:37

    Where will it ever end?

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