Wigan Athletic can confirm that following the completion of the purchase of the site formerly known as Charnock Richard Golf and Country Club on Friday, the golf course, clubhouse and Figero’s restaurant located at the site have been closed.
It was originally intended for the course to remain open for the duration of the current golf season, however, it has become apparent that the remaining ground maintenance equipment was not in a suitable condition to allow us to maintain the course to an appropriate standard and unfortunately we have no alternative but to close the facilities.
The decision made is a regrettable one, but one that has been made after much consideration. As stated we initially intended to keep the golf course open until the end of the golf season, but the cost of maintenance is not something we could commit to and we apologise to members for any inconvenience that has resulted from the cessation of trade of the previous company.
The land and property has been purchased to develop football academy facilities subject to future planning permission, and any questions members have regarding membership or restaurant and clubhouse bookings should be directed to the golf course operating company, Hole in One Golf Club Limited.