Go ahead for Whitburn development

Whitburn Golf Club’s members have given their backing to an ambitious four-year course improvement plan put together by golf course architect Jonathan Gaunt.

The plans have been extremely well received and more than £50,000 has already been earmarked for work in the coming year, with the club also in talks to purchase land to extend the third and seventh holes.

The plan aims to extend the course from 5,877 yards to around 6,040 yards – approximately the same length as it played in 1992. The project will also include improvements to tee boxes and bunkering on most holes.

Construction has already started on a new path behind the current 17th green while work on the short 14th hole and a realigning of the 18th fairway for safety reasons are also ongoing.