Golf course gets a short reprieve

The Semlin Valley Golf Course is losing members at an alarming rate. The outgoing executive doesn't know if if can keep going.

The Semlin Valley Golf Club is hoping for a renewed interest in local golfing next year.

It held it’s annual general meeting earlier this week, with 25-30 members in attendance.

Most at the meeting thought they were going to hear the course was being closed, but it was decided that if they can sell at least 30 memberships it would cover money that it owes for course operation. More than 30 would provide the funds to operate.

With most of the executive stepping down, members were uncertain whether they should commit the annual membership fees. However, it was decided to meet again in three weeks to determine whether there was enough interest – and enough paid up members – to continue.

“Hopefully we’ll all be golfing next summer at the golf course,” said outgoing president Brian Henderson.

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