130-year-old golf club reopens just six months after closing down!

Golf club founded in 1890 reopens its doors to golfers, despite having closed down last year...

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Fri, 3 Jul 2020
130-year-old golf club reopens just six months after closing down!

Six months after closing its doors to the public, the 130-year-old Dollar Golf Club will re-open to golfers once again, according to The Scotsman.

The course, which was founded in 1890 and is the oldest club in Clackmannanshire, was shut down at the end of last year but the landowners, Harviestoun Estate, have decided to reduce the course from 18 to nine holes in order to continue operating again. 

Nine of the holes along with a practice putting green were saved and have been maintained since March during the lockdown.

"It's a historical course and the farm has been involved from the start, so we are keen to try and keep golf going at Dollar as it is a good community asset," Nicholas Poett told The Scotsman.

"It was sad to see the club close at the end of last year and now we are keen to try and keep it going as a lot of blood, sweat and tears have gone into it over a hundred-odd years.

"We re-employed the head greenkeeper, Tony Leach, who did an excellent job before and it is looking really good."

The course will be pay and play for the public, with nine-hole rounds costing £7.50 and £10 for 18 holes.

There will also be an annual sign-up fee in the region of £150, or £200 for families and £20 for children.

It marks another nice story for Scottish Golf this week, as another club Braes reported a surge in nearly 300 new members, along with its first junior members.