Whittington Heath Golf Club is about to enter the second phase of the HS2 programme to rebuild and remodel our course. Whilst the HS2 decision to proceed was not of our making, we are maximising on the opportunity to try to create a new, and sustainable, future for our Club.
There are aspects of the course where development has been underway since early January. Now it is the time to look to the new Clubhouse, car park, access road off Common Lane and ancillary facilities being created. The new Clubhouse will be developed at the end of the existing 1st hole and will have views across the land towards Whittington Village. This land will be our new 5 holes.
Pictured: Andrew Gomez, President and Richard Harding, Captain of Whittington Heath Golf Club with Darroch Baker, MD Construction, J Tomlinson. (7th February 2019 at WHGC)
The Club have selected J Tomlinson’s to undertake this work and by signing the contracts, this week, it means they will be mobilised to start at the end of February 2019. The access road and car park are intended to be functional by May/June 2019. J Tomlinson will dovetail with the Club’s Course contractors, Greasley’s, to ensure when they start to construct the new 5 holes in April their collective work is undertaken efficiently and effectively.
The Clubhouse should be completed by July 2020 and heritage aspects will be retained by incorporating such as the grandstand canopy (previously used for viewing the Lichfield races) in the new facilities.
Darroch Baker, Managing Director (construction) at J Tomlinson, commented: “The redevelopment of such a prominent golf club is a very exciting project and we are thrilled to be a part of it.”
“We look forward to working closely with the club and the project team to deliver new state-of-the-art facilities that are in keeping with the club’s intricate history.”
The Club are delighted to see so many visitors coming to see how the new Club and course are being developed. Come and join us -you are all very welcome.