Redevelopment On Course
The £5 million redevelopment of the Burhill Golf Club, Walton-on-Thames
is well under way as they aim to create the 'total golf and leisure
focus of the project is the clubhouse, a listed building purchased
in 1885 by Sir Edward Cecil Guinness. More than a century later
club is still owned by the Guinness family, who are hoping to restore
the style and elegance of the building.
A second golf
course, set against the backdrop of the River Mole, will also
be completed and ready for play by May 2001. Paddy Mitchell, managing
director of Burhill Estates, said: "We are building the club
tomorrow and we see these developments as the key to the future
Golf Club and are taking every measure necessary to retain the quality
is synonymous with the club."
There are many
exciting elements to the development including the Iveagh
Lounge, which will overlook the 18th green of the new course. The
Honours Bar will display the winners of all major club tournaments
while the first floor will be fully refurbished with two main banqueting
suites. Members of the club will be able to play the new course
in May 2001 with society and corporate golf booking from September
2001 with the mansion ready by the end of July.