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Sep 24th, 2020

Historic Welsh course to be given over to sea defences

James Braid designed course may be forced to close

Rhyl Golf Club, which is located on the North Wales coast and was designed in 1890 by the world-famous James Braid is in danger of being forced to close. The members have been informed of plans by Denbighshire Council and the Welsh government to incorporate the course in a new sea defence project.

If the plan goes ahead to include the Rhyl course as part of new flood plains it will be closed by April 2022.
In a statement on its website the club states:
“Rhyl Golf Club is currently in discussion with the council on its continued existence. As part of the Welsh Government’s sea and flood defence programme, the land has been earmarked for usage to manage the more frequently experienced water inundation to local property.
As a consequence, the work expected would mean the club could cease to exist beyond April 2022. We await further information over the coming weeks on this proposal becoming a reality and the consequences of the Club no longer being able to serve our members and the community.
Future updates will be available through our social media and website.”
A petition to Denbighshire County Council to save the 4th oldest club in Wales has been started HERE

TAGS: News, UK and Ireland, 2020