GOLFERS can no longer tee off at Newbold Comyn Golf Course in Leamington.
Management company Mack Golf has withdrawn from its contract to manage the course which is owned by Warwick District Council. Golfers played their final rounds on New Year’s Eve.
The council say the move is in breach of its agreement and is consulting on possible legal action.
Footpaths around the course will remain open, but golfers are not permitted to use the fairways and greens.
Council leisure spokesman Coun Michael Coker said: “I am very disappointed by Mack’s actions and I am consulting with colleagues about our next steps.
“I have not been happy with Mack’s performance for quite a while now so unfortunately this comes as little surprise, despite the effort the council’s officers and I have put into trying to turn things around.”
Mack Golf refused to comment when contacted by The Observer.
The course was created from ridge and furrow farmland in 1973. The 6,315 yard course has developed over the decades to become recognised as one of the finest municipal courses in the West Midlands.
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