Historic golf club could reopen

Alistair Dunsmuir
By Alistair Dunsmuir September 21, 2022 09:32

A 19th century golf club that closed down in 2019 due to dwindling membership figures could reopen following the participation surge since 2020.

Eastwood Golf Club, established on the outskirts of Glasgow in 1893, closed in May 2019 when a planned buyout to rescue the club fell through.

However, since then participation has boomed, and is still up this year by about 19 percent on 2019’s levels.

According to Bunkered, fresh plans have been lodged which would see Eastwood’s course revamped and reopened as a 12-hole layout.

The course would be accompanied by a children’s woodland retreat, along with six homes.

Broom Estates, which is handling the application, hopes it could be open in time for next season.

Eastwood Golf Club. Image from Facebook

East Renfrewshire Council is currently considering the proposals.

“Our overarching ambition is to re-establish a viable public golf course at Eastwood and to add a new and exciting woodland retreat, both of which can be used and accessed by a wide range of the local population to engage in outdoor sport and leisure,” said Broom Estates’ managing director Colin Whitelaw.

“We are extremely keen to receive a positive decision as soon as possible in order that we can start the golf course works in order to reopen the improved golf course to the public for the commencement of the 2023 playing season.”


Alistair Dunsmuir
By Alistair Dunsmuir September 21, 2022 09:32
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  1. DrG September 22, 16:26

    12 holes is a great idea esp if they could be planned in loops of 4.
    Golf takes too long … end of. Heading off for 5hrs + for a game is becoming less and less attractive for anyone working or with family commitments.
    Getting a quick 4, 8 or 12 holes in keeps the game in shape and means you are not time stressed.

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  2. Extec September 21, 13:55

    I used to really enjoy playing there quite a few years ago now. Would be great to see back in action.

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  3. Nairn September 21, 10:37

    Don’t want to tell anyone how to go about their business but… how about this? 9 hole course. 3 fully accessible practice holes. Fun facilities for the whole family and you’ve got something really different and attractive right there. Eastwood as an 18 holer had some really nice holes. I’m sure they could be retained if done properly.

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