Community golf facility gets green light

R&A Letamhill

Plans to transform a public golf course in Glasgow into a brand new community golf facility have been given the go ahead.

Ownership of Letamhill, Glasgow has transferred from Glasgow City Council to The R&A, paving the way for a large scale transformation of the site ahead of an anticipated opening in summer 2023.

Redevelopment works are set to begin this week with the creation of a new nine-hole course, Par 3 course, putting greens, adventure golf and floodlit driving range.

Additional features include a café, fitness studio, indoor simulator, education room and retail area.

Chief Executive of The R&A, Martin Slumbers, said: “This is a vital step towards realising our ambition of creating a new golf facility which presents the sport in a fun, affordable and accessible way for the enjoyment of families, young people and community groups living locally.

“We are hugely excited about the potential of this project and will be making a significant investment in transforming the existing course at Lethamhill into a first-class venue where everyone feels welcome, no matter their age or ability, in which they can have fun exploring golf’s many different formats and connect with nature, outdoors in the fresh air."

The agreement will also enable the Seven Lochs Partnership, which overseas the Seven Lochs Wetland Park that includes nearby Hogganfield Loch, to use the facility as its base and hub for the delivery of heritage learning and engagement activities, a free park events programme, volunteering and employability training linked to park management and maintenance.