Newbury Golf Clubs To Merge
Newbury & Crookham Golf Club has announced that its members have approved its plans to operate the golfing facilities at Newbury Racecourse. These plans include Newbury & Crookham Golf Club taking out a ten year lease on the land in the centre of the racecourse and the merging of Newbury & Crookham and Newbury Racecourse Golf Clubs.
Chairman of Newbury & Crookham, Paul Wyatt, was delighted that the Management Committee had received support for its plans, “This is fantastic news for Newbury & Crookham and the golfing public of Newbury. As part of these plans, we will be creating a vastly improved 9 hole layout as well as excellent practice facilities in the centre of the racecourse which will complement the great course we have at Newbury & Crookham. We have further exciting plans which we look forward to working on with Newbury Racecourse and David Wilson Homes and I would like to thank the members of both clubs for supporting these plans.”
The current golfing facilities at the racecourse will continue in operation for the remainder of 2013, with the proposed improvements starting later in the year.
Stephen Higgins, joint Managing Director of Newbury Racecourse, was also pleased with the outcome, “The Management team at Newbury & Crookham has shared our vision throughout this process and we are delighted that their members have endorsed their plans. We feel that this deal represents the best package for members of both golf clubs and secures the future of golf at Newbury Racecourse which will form an integral part of the lifestyle aspect of the new development.”
Both parties will now work on the formal lease which, once agreed, will take effect from 1st June this year.