Here you will find the latest developments regarding Hs2 that directly affect the golf club.
Relevant information will be added here as and when we get it.
Throughout lockdown the newly formed HS2 Sub-Committee has met and viewed some exciting information from International Design Group (IDG) our golf course designers.
The Committee have been looking at, and continue to consider, areas where the Club’s disturbance / compensation could be invested to ensure the reconfigured course will afford its members, guests and visitors the best golfing experience possible. The consensus view is that the two areas of the new course (the retained holes and the new holes) should be consistent in style and quality and in particular greens should be uniform. Additionally, it was considered that the drainage on our retained holes should be improved to ensure greater accessibility particularly during wet winter months.
We continue to hold regular meetings with HS2 and believe considerable progress has been made in our negotiations. We still have a few challenges ahead but, rather than there being pages of items to discuss and agree, we are now down to a few vital issues and we continue to move forward with a view to work commencing on the new course build on 1st April 2021.
As Chairman for over seven years I can honestly say that I believe a deal will be done and that the opportunities for the future are very exciting. Our main aim has been to protect jobs and retain the golf club and we are inches away from securing this now.
Once we have definitive figures to work with, we will very quickly be making decisions and we will keep you informed all the way.
We will also be asking for your opinions and preferences and it is vital we get your responses.
Please note, ground investigation works on behalf of HS2 commenced during lockdown and you will see the ongoing effects of this for the next three weeks. These works should be completed before Christmas. It is an inconvenience, but it is necessary work that has to be undertaken.
I also would like to take this opportunity to thank Geoff Matthews for his tireless work on our behalf and also Bob and Jon Hunt from IDG who continue to amaze us with the level of commitment they have to Ingestre Park. It is also important that you are aware that Gareth Morgan has continued to work on our behalf and Gareth has completed some very delicate discussions to achieve the very best result for the Club.
Finally, a big thanks to Tim Furnell for his tireless efforts over the years and massive contribution to where we are now. He will be missed.
We have a number of issues to overcome and disruption to incur, but please bear with us. We are determined to provide a fabulous golf course and facilities for you to enjoy for many years.
Please stay safe and enjoy Christmas.