Golf club reveals homes and hotel plan

An artist's impression of how the new hotel at Bridlington Golf Club could look.

An artist's impression of how the new hotel at Bridlington Golf Club could look.

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Bridlington Golf Club has unveiled plans to build a 12-bedroom hotel and 31 new homes in the biggest development in its 110-year history.

The proposals will also see an indoor driving room and new leisure facilities 
being created, and parts of the Belvedere course being redesigned.

Bridlington Golf Club's Mike Smith and Anthony Howarth.--  NBFP PA1433-4a

Bridlington Golf Club's Mike Smith and Anthony Howarth.-- NBFP PA1433-4a

The club said it is making the major investment to ‘safeguard the future of golf in the town for future generations’.

Club chairman Mike Smith said: “This is the most exciting project we have ever embarked upon at Bridlington Golf Club.

“We know we need to diversify in order to secure this important facility for future generations and were encouraged by the huge turnout of members who supported our proposals at a recent meeting when the plans were announced.”

Local residents will have the chance to hear all about the plans at an open day next month.

The club hopes its latest plans for an on-site hotel will help it to secure its position as a quality golfing holiday venue and generate additional wedding bookings by providing on-site accommodation for guests.

In recent years, Bridlington Golf Club has developed alternative income sources such as promoting golfing holidays, becoming a licensed wedding venue and hosting private functions.

The next step involves building 31 homes on a three-and-a-half acre strip adjacent to Belvedere Parade.

The development, by Hull-based Ashcourt Group, will mean the 18-hole course will be redeveloped with the creation of two new holes next autumn.

A proposed indoor training area, which will include the state-of-the-art driving range, will be used all year round and will also be made available for use by local schools.

The planning application will be submitted in January 2016 and it is hoped that building work will begin in the autumn, ready for opening of the hotel in spring 2017.

At the open day, which is being held between 4pm and 7pm on Thursday, January 7, club officials will be on hand to answer questions about the project and showcase the existing facilities.