WALKING THE WALK
Golf Monthly|February 2022
We hear from Jenny Brown, The R&A’s director of business operations, about the governing body’s bold vision for Lethamhill Golf Course
Jenny Brown

Having secured approval to redevelop the existing public course at Lethamhill in north-east Glasgow, The R&A is pushing ahead with exciting plans for a multi-faceted community facility that will act as a ‘new pathway’ into golf.

The wide-ranging development, set to open in the spring of 2023, will feature a nine-hole course as well as adventure golf and other shorter formats of the game, as part of a family-focused venue. Jenny Brown tells us more...

In a country of fertile golfing land, why did The R&A choose Lethamhill as the site for this venture?

Martin Slumbers [chief executive of The R&A] talks a lot about golf being the game that started in Scotland and how it was a game for the people. If we were going to do one of these as a blueprint then it was going to be in Scotland. Lethamhill is in the heart of the country, it’s easily accessible, it’s got the population of Glasgow and it’s right in the community of the city. The right things collided to make this work.

What was the driving force behind the scheme?

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