Who doesn’t love a good game of golf here in Scotland? A community-based golf and entertainment venue, Golf It!, is opened its doors on August 5 on the south bank of Hogganfield Loch in Glasgow. What a treat!
Golf It! in Glasgow is golf’s governing body’s The R&A freshest concept, set to change up the sport a wee bit. In doing so, the venue is making a game of golf more accessible and inclusive to golfers and non-golfers alike. The new indoor and outdoor facility boasts a range of “introductory golf formats” including a “twist on pitch and putt, three adventure golf courses, community putting greens and a 52-bay double-decker floodlit driving range.”
There will be a new nine-hole course with five sets of tees to enable people of all abilities to play together, as well as nature trails, bike hire and street food. Glasgow’s favourite street food vendor Big Feed is making the venue into a permanent home, cooking up a storm with everyone’s favourite street food options. What is more, Glasgow’s first-ever Padel tennis courts are also set to launch later in the year, with more details to follow.
Russell Smith, General Manager at Golf It!, said: “The aim at Golf It! has always been to make it as welcoming and affordable as possible. I believe we have achieved that with a facility that is a phenomenal experience for all the family. It is crucial for us that ‘community’ is at the centre of everything we’re setting out to achieve at Golf It! Most of our 50 trailblazers – the name we’ve given our new team members on site – are from the local area.”
“Working with Beano Brain, school children were asked to design the adventure golf holes. There’s nothing like it anywhere else in the UK and it’s their vision of what golf should look like. We hope we’ve done their imagination justice. We can’t wait to show everyone how spectacular the whole place looks. Golf it! is for those kids, for their families and the whole community who might not have thought of visiting a golf attraction.”