Letham Grange golf courses re-open

THE RE-OPENING of the golf courses at Letham Grange will take place this weekend.

Letham Grange Golf Club members were left in the lurch at the end of January with the sudden closure of the Hotel and Country Club, which included the golf courses.

Melissa Jackson of the Macdonald Partnership plc (TMP) was appointed liquidator over the management company responsible for running the Letham Grange estate.

She said at the time: “Letham Grange is clearly an important local facility and its closure at this stage will have unavoidable consequences for the local communities.”

However, the golf club received the support of over 200 members who attended an extraordinary general meeting on Monday, March 14, and has proceeded with plans to operate the golf courses and clubhouse facilities under licence.

Gardiner Arthur, honorary secretary of Letham Grange Golf Club, explained: “Members were asked to make their initial membership fee payment on Saturday, and 230 did just that, enabling greenkeeping staff to start work on Monday.

“This level of support for the committee’s plan is a good initial response to what the committee believe are two fantastic membership options for adult memberships.

“A fee of only £350 is charged for membership of both the Old and Glens courses, with £100 required for the initial payment, followed by five monthly payments of £50. Glens course membership is offered at £280, with £80 due up front followed by five payments of £40.”

He revealed that the golf club will provide clubhouse facilities which will be manned by volunteers, and members and visitors will be able to make tee-time bookings on 01241 890373 from today (Friday). Full details are available on the golf club website at www.lethamgrangegolfclub.co.uk

Mr Arthur concluded: “The club has updated their plan to recruit 350 members so anyone interested in becoming a member at Letham Grange should contact me at secretarylggc@aol.com for details.”