Blyth’s future secured

Blyth Golf Club has secured its long-term future through the sale of part of the golf course for housing.

The club has agreed the sale of its current 10th and 11th holes to Bellway Homes to create 92 dwellings, subject to planning approval.

Blyth Golf Club chairman Ian Henderson hopes the cash injection will boost the club’s reputation while allowing it to upgrade the facilities and the course, along with altering the current layout to create a new 18-hole course.

Ian said: “We hope this sale will give us the firm footing we need to never fall into a similar financial position again. The sale will give us the capital to work though our three-year business plan and member retention will play a key part in this plan. With the amount of capital available to develop the course and facilities, we are confident in maintaining membership numbers while also attracting newcomers.”

Development work is expected to last two and a half years, with work due to start in the next 12 months.