Historically known as Lethamhill Golf Course and first opened over 100 years ago the site was once a popular 18-hole municipal located in the east-end of Glasgow. In 2021 The R&A made the commitment to redevelop the course in to a family entertainment venue that would breathe new life in to the site and the game as a whole.
Tonnes of excavated rock re-used as cart paths
New wildlife habitat created
New trees will be planted
New Tees and Greens
Taking 100 years of history in to a new and exciting future, Golf It! will connect the world with the “Unbound Joy of golf”. The site has been redeveloped in to a family entertainment venue that includes “end to end” pathway to golf at its very core. There is a clear focus on removing barriers by incorporating all formats of the game, plus other outdoor activities to encourage people to get active, together, in the heart of their community.
Nature First Approach
Converting the old course to the new vision required changes to the course layout. Positioning the Hub and driving range was a key consideration in connecting with Hogganfield Loch, while at the same time having a sufficiently long and wide outfield. The new 9-hole golf course also needed to start and return to the Hub. Designed to deliberately reduce the impact on the land, many of the new holes are located in the corridors of holes from previous layouts. This allows a familiarity to local golfers, but also minimised the extent of work areas allowing for the preservation of many larger and established trees.
The Hub sits proudly on the raised rocky ridge framed by trees facing Hogganfield Loch. The building has been designed with sustainability at the forefront. Uninsulated areas that are heated by natural sources and materials within the building were possible locally sourced and produced. Excavated materials have been retained or reused on site with 1000s of tonnes of rock being used to form cart paths.