Future of golf in Edwalton secured
2 September 2016
Customers and staff at Edwalton Golf Centre are celebrating this week after Rushcliffe Borough Council and Glendale Golf signed a contract to secure the future of this well respected community facility for a further nine years.
“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”.
Glendale Golf has been running the 9 hole golf course since 2002, including an attractive 9 hole Par 3 course, and 9 hole FootGolf course. The Centre also includes a golf clinic, a golf retail store and a large putting green as well as a well-stocked café and restaurant – all open to the public.
As part of the new contract and as a reflection of the high value the local community places on this facility, Glendale Golf, one of the UK’s leading golf club operators, has also committed to an investment programme which will see a wide range of facilities at Edwalton GC upgraded over the next twelve months.
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 Golf Centre 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. Recent visitors to Edwalton GC will have seen that our programme of improvements is well underway. Today’s 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.”
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 numbers 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 community secured until well into the next decade.”
From left to right: Simon Williams, Edwalton Centre Manager and Golf Pro; Tom Brooke, Managing Director of Glendale Golf; Councillor John Cottee, Cabinet Member for Communities; and Councillor Simon Robinson, Deputy Leader of Rushcliffe Borough Council.
Children expresing their delight at the news that they can continue to play their chosen sport in the centre of their community with Edwalton Golf Pro Simon Williams.