May 25, 2024

Council and Rhyl Golf Club set to collaborate on new Club House building

The Council and Rhyl Golf Club have been working collaboratively to ensure that the Central Prestatyn Coastal Defence Scheme will be delivered on time, with the finish date still on course for the end of next year.

The Scheme has had a significant impact on the Golf Club and the Golf Course, and the Council have been working with the Golf Club to ensure that this impact is minimised as much as possible, ensuring that the Club can continue operating after the completion of the project.

As a direct result of the Flood Defence Scheme, the Club needs a new Club House, the cost of which will be covered by the original agreed budget for the Scheme. This is possible because sufficient contingency was included in the project budget to cover costs associated with the Club House. The initial plan was to refurbish the existing Club House, but that was deemed impractical following more detailed inspections of the building.

85% of the funding for the Coastal Defence Scheme has come from Welsh Government, with 15% match funding coming from Denbighshire County Council.

Denbighshire County Council will continue to work together with the Golf Club and its partners to ensure that the Coastal Defence scheme is delivered to the planned deadline and within budget and to ensure that local communities are not adversely affected. This flood scheme will protect over 2,000 properties from potential floods and coastal erosion for the next 100 years.

Councillor Barry Mellor, Lead Member for Environment and Transport said:

“Denbighshire County Council has maintained a good working relationship with Rhyl Golf Club throughout the construction period and appreciates that the work has had significant impact on the Club and its operating capacity. We would like to thank the Club for their co-operation during this period.

We now look forward to working with them to complete this project as soon as possible, so that properties are protected from coastal flooding and normal operations can resume at the Club.”

Dave Miller, Finance Director at Rhyl Golf Club said:

“This new Clubhouse will be a brilliant asset, with a number of benefits to the community in the area. It will be a community hub, with capabilities for functions, as well as an updated home for the golfers of Rhyl.

We thank the Council for their co-operation, and we look forward to welcoming our golfers back to play through this new Spring Season.”