Another UK golf course set to be turned into housing

Gatley Golf Course in Stockport is set to become the fifth club in the country to switch from fairways into bricks

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Tue, 14 Sep 2021

Another UK golf course set to be turned into housing

Yet another UK golf club has confirmed it will be soon be converted into housing. 

According to Manchester Evening News, the once popular Gatley Golf Course in Stockport is set to become the fifth club in the country to switch from fairways into bricks all within the space of four weeks. 

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Hollins Strategic Land (HSL) is said to want to create a "walkable neigbourhood framed by green infrastracture" at the current 9-hole venue.

The developer wants to build up to 300 homes on the 44-acre site, which the company claims is "no longer financially viable".

It is believed that the clubhouse will be preserved as part of the proposals. 

"An assessment commissioned by HSL claims the golf course is ‘surplus to requirements’, with two courses within three miles of it both being of higher quality," reads a report in Manchester Evening News.

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Gatley Golf Course now joins Windmill Hotel and Golf Course in Coventry, North Oxford Golf Course and Horwich Golf Club in Lancashire as courses in the country set to turn into housing projects. 

Widnes Golf Club in Cheshire is also expecting to convert its 18-hole course into a 9-hole facility with a new clubhouse and greenkeeping facilities, but with its other nine holes being turned into more than 230 homes. 

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