Monday, June 08, 2015

New Aberdeen Links Golf Club opposed to commercial development on Broadhill Bar site
The three Aberdeen Links golf clubs - the Bon Accord, Caledonian  and the Northern have now agreed a target date of July 1, 2015 as the date which will officially see the three clubs amalgamate into
the Aberdeen Links Golf Club.  
The captains of the clubs would like to make it clear that discussions with the (Town) Council and the proposed developer of cthe Broadhill Bar have taken place and the clubs remain of the view that a commercial development on the site as is envisaged is NOT in the interests of the clubs or the long term benefit of golf at the Links.
 Everything which has been proposed to date clearly demonstrates the commercial return which the developers wish to make and this seems in direct conflict with the interests which the clubs wish to promote with the community use of the facilities and wider promotion of the game of golf, assist with continuing improvements to the course which will be possible with a closer working relationship between the clubs, Aberdeen City Council, Sport Aberdeen and neighbours at the Driving Range – none of whom will be looking at the development of the Bar as a profit making venture. 
During the discussions the developer has made it clear that for the clubs to benefit from the development it will cost the club members significant sums to be part of the development either through direct costs to the development or as a result of the direct competition which the Bar will create if it operates without the clubs. 
The goal of the (Aberdeen Links) Golf Club will be to ensure the long term future of golf within the community, with all of its members and future generations to come at the Kings Links Golf Course.
Sean Murray
Bon Accord Golf Club
07786 178269



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