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A popular Scottish golf centre has closed its doors – for good.

Brucefields Family Golf Centre made the announcement this evening on social media. 

In a brief statement published on its Facebook and Twitter accounts, the centre’s owners said: “This update is to notify you that Brucefields Family Golf Centre has ceased trading and will not re-open.

“Thank you for your support and membership throughout the years.”

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The Stirlingshire facility closed on March 19 due to escalating concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic, four days before the nationwide lockdown was enforced. 

In February, we reported that Brucefields was planning to close its courses on March 31 as a result of planned works on the site.

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An employee told us that the courses would be closed for the “foreseeable future” at the very least but that the plan was to keep the other facilities – including a driving range, café and American Golf shop – open. 

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Indeed, the centre had invested in 28,000 new golf balls for use on the range shortly before lockdown. 

However, tonight’s announcement has put paid to any hopes that it will re-open. 


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Michael McEwan is the Deputy Editor of bunkered and has been part of the team since 2004. In that time, he has interviewed almost every major figure within the sport, from Jack Nicklaus, to Rory McIlroy, to Donald Trump. The host of the multi award-winning bunkered Podcast and a member of Balfron Golfing Society, Michael is the author of three books and is the 2023 PPA Scotland 'Writer of the Year' and 'Columnist of the Year'. Dislikes white belts, yellow balls and iron headcovers. Likes being drawn out of the media ballot to play Augusta National.

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