Report: Glasgow council courses lined up for closure


Five of the six municipal courses in Glasgow are being lined up for closure as part of council cost-cutting measures.

A report in the Daily Record claims the move is part of a plan to plug a funding 'black hole'.

The courses lined up for closure are Littlehill, Lethamhill, Linn Park, Ruchill and Alexandra Park. Only the nine-hole layout at Knighstwood is set to be saved.

This follows a public consultation into the future of the layouts undertaken by local authority last summer.

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According to the Daily Record's report, city councillors have been looking into options for how to reduce spending. 

It is thought that closing these five courses could save upwards of £500,000. An options document that has been drawn up is also thought to show that the number of rounds played across the city's municipal courses has fallen by 15% in just four years.


The news is a bitter blow to golfers in and around the city, who saw the Eastwood and Mount Ellen clubs close their doors for the final time last year.

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A council spokesman said: “Glasgow City Council will need to make budget savings which could be in the region of £50million. The cross-party budget working group asked officers for savings options.

“All parties have received the same information and they will present their budgets at a meeting on February 20.”

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