Whitekirk Golf Club will reopen, insists boss

Whitekirk Golf Club. Picture: Gordon Fraser

Whitekirk Golf Club. Picture: Gordon Fraser

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Whitekirk Golf & Country Club in East Lothian is “temporarily closed” due to “unforseen circumstances” but expects to re-open this month.

The shock development was confirmed on the club’s website following reports that the power had been turned off last week after guests were asked to leave.

In a message to members underneath a note about the temporary closure, general manager Russell McIntyre explained that membership fees paid by direct debit would be taken from accounts as normal.

But he added: “They will be returned and the rest of February, when the facilities are open, will be complimentary.”

Paul Lawrie was hired to re-design the course in 2013 but that project fell through, as did a plan to build a hotel in a bid to transform it into “one of the leading golf destinations in East Lothian, Scotland, and the UK”.

Whitekirk opened in 1995 and has staged events on both the Mastercard Tour and PGA EuroPro Tour.

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