Golfers have teed off work on a new “state-of-the-art” triangle-shaped clubhouse with a ceremony at a century-old Sutton club.
During the ceremony at Coxmoor Golf Club, club captain Trevor Ryan and lady captain Marion Beeston officially broke the ground for the new development in front of fellow members and friends.
The new clubhouse, which is due for completion in December, will be two storeys and feature a wraparound terrace, which club bosses have said will offer “greater views of the course”.
Work has already started on the development, next to the current clubhouse, which was built in 1961.
The ground has been cleared and the steel frame of the building has been assembled.
Colin Bee, club manager, said: “The club is embarking on a major new clubhouse build – the club, which opened in 1913, is considered to be one of the finest courses in the country.
“The new clubhouse is a bold and striking design, unlike any other clubhouse I have seen.
“I believe it will really set us apart and be a great focal point and the final piece in the jigsaw to go with the ever-developing golf course.
“The club recognised the current clubhouse no longer fitted the needs of the membership and visiting golfers and had become an ever-increasing cost to maintain year on year.
“So after much hard work and effort by the club’s volunteers to get the idea off the ground, construction started at the beginning of February, with a new state-of-the-art, two-storey clubhouse.”
Club members voted for the new club in April 2017.
The clubhouse will have views of the first and 18th hole of the heathland course.
The current clubhouse will remain open while the new building is completed, before being replaced with a “landscaped putting green”.