Popular Scottish Golf Course Facing Imminent Closure
Hollandbush Golf Course in South Lanarkshire, which is located less than 30 miles from Glasgow, is facing imminent closure as the local authority that manages the venue is set to discuss its future in February.
South Lanarkshire Council is looking at making cuts across its facilities - and it has been feared that this popular layout, which is Highly Recommended on Golfshake, could be set for the axe within the next month.
The course's Facebook page has put out an appeal to golfers in an effort to pressure decision makers to guarantee its future.
"SLC have earmarked Hollandbush course for closure! There is to be a meeting on 21st February to discuss. We need you all to bombard your councillors to stop this resource going to waste. The course has never locked better, never been busier and the clubhouse is thriving! You all know we support every charity, every group in any way we can. Some have worked tirelessly for (over) 20 years bringing it to what it is today."
Local Scottish Conservative councillor Ross Lambie responded to this post by commenting: "I for one will not be voting in favour of any cuts which include the closure of Hollandbush Golf Club. I learned to play here as a junior, and it's amazing how much the course has matured over the years. It provides massive amounts of benefit to the surrounding area!"
Hollandbush - which is one of six golf courses overseen by South Lanarkshire Leisure & Culture - was threatened with closure during the height of lockdown and the pandemic, but a surge in participation appeared to have secured its immediate future - until now, that is.
A petition is being planned, and judging by the social media response, it's clear that there will be a significant number of signatures.
One man said: "Disgraceful! A true community club. An awful proposal from the council! An excellent facility that we must now fight for!"
Another commenter said: "Absolute disgrace. I have used this facility many times and you could not get a better service anywhere. The club is a hub for these outlying communities and provides an essential service."
Hollandbush's history dates back to the 1950s as a community endeavour that has grown and evolved through time, resulting in a facility that offers a tranquil setting with a welcoming clubhouse that was established in 1993.
We especially favour this notice on the club's website: "At Hollandbush Golf Club, we are very proud of our non stuffy attitude within our clubhouse. All we ask is that no football colours are worn, shirts/tops must be worn at all times and that you show fellow golfers and visitors respect to allow them to enjoy their experience and our hospitality."
Let's hope this present crisis is averted and that golfers continue to enjoy this place for many years to come.
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