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New driving range and better facilities in plans for Edwalton Golf Centre

Rushcliffe Borough Council has confirmed Edwalton Golf Centre will be supported with possible further new investment, a new driving range and better facilities as it is retained as an important community venue.


At a meeting on Tuesday 8 February, its Cabinet outlined its support for continued improvements at the Glendale operated site, with a potential new 15-20 bay modern driving range and further enhancement of its 9-hole standard course.


It also identified an option for residential development in the future on only one part of the site but this may not be until at least 2038.

New plans will also now explore ecological improvements and bio-diversity gains on its main 9-hole course in line with the Council’s Climate Change Strategy objectives.

This could include projects such as woodland diversification and enhancement, rough enhancement, rewilding and pond management through improvement management and partnership working.

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Leader of Rushcliffe Borough Council Cllr Simon Robinson said: “It’s important we clarify Edwalton Golf Centre will be retained as an important community facility and we are looking to the future with possible further investment.

“Membership and usage has increased to the highest level since 2015 and the club was well placed from previous funding to meet a rise in golf participation nationally recently, as one of the first sports to be allowed to be played when COVID-19 lockdown restrictions were eased.

“There is likely to be sufficient housing supply in the Borough to 2038 without the need to allocate this site within the Greater Nottinghamshire Strategic Plan and therefore it’s important to assess where we can continue to invest in the site.

“We continue to encourage residents to use the course and the facilities not only so it retains its financial viability but more importantly it is a great way to stay healthy and meet people.”

Five tee boxes are currently being re-turfed on the site in preparation for the new golf season.

 

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