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Plans have been submitted to build 140 holiday lodges and woodland pods on the site of the former Whitekirk Golf and Country Club.

The East Lothian club closed in 2015, just twenty years after it opened and less than seven years after ambitious plans to expand the development were unveiled.

Those plans included the creation of a second course, as well as a new clubhouse, 100-bedroom hotel and housing.

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However, that work ever got off the ground, with the global economic downturn blamed.

Since it closed two-and-a-half years ago, the facility has fallen into a state of disrepair but that could soon change with the development plans put forward by Whitekirk Hill Ltd.

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The group, which obtained planning permission earlier this year to renovate and repurpose the clubhouse, has submitted its latest plans for the site to East Lothian Council after completing an environmental impact assessment.

If passed, it is expected that the development will be carried in six phases over the next decades.


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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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