Members poised to take over running of Garnant Golf Club

South Wales Guardian: SUPPORT: Carmarthenshire County Council are giving the golfers their backing. SUPPORT: Carmarthenshire County Council are giving the golfers their backing.

GRANANT Golf Club members who were bunkered when their privately-run club went into liquidation in the New Year are teeing up to run their own affairs.

The executive board of club owners, Carmarthenshire County Council, are being asked to back the membership after an approach from them to continue running the prestigious club that has the Black Mountains as a spectacular backcloth.

A report on the matter is to go before the executive board for decision at its meeting on  Monday (March 17).

Council Leader Kevin Madge said: “This is a superb facility and  the request is for it to be managed by the people who know it best – those who play the course.

“Full credit to our leisure service officers and the club members themselves for working so hard to ensure the future of this valuable asset to the county’s leisure portfolio.”

Garnant members could take on the facility later this month on broadly the same terms as those previously agreed in 2011 with Wrexham-based Clays Golf Ltd who went into liquidation three years into a 25-year lease in January.

If the executive board decides to approve the move, it will then go before the members at their Annual General Meeting later this month for final decision.

"There would be no cost to council ratepayers as they would be operating with no subsidy," said a spokeswoman.

The council’s executive board  is being asked on Monday to approve the community asset transfer to Garnant Park Members Golf Club subject to certain legal conditions.

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