An 18-hole golf course at a hotel venue in Boston will close next month due to financial struggles.
Boston West, located at Hubbert’s Bridge, is a venue for golfing holidays, hotel stays, weddings and events in Lincolnshire. It has been welcoming members and non-members since 1995.
Business owners said the hotel and other elements of the services offered are “flourishing”.
The business has taken the “difficult decision” to permanently close Boston West Golf Club’s 18-hole course from July 31, 2019.
In a statement, Boston West said: “It’s time to announce some big changes happening at Boston West. Our 18-hole golf course will be closing permanently from July 31, 2019.
“It has been a difficult decision, and one that we have agonised over. However, after three years under our ownership, it has been a constant battle to return the golf to a position of profit. Despite huge investment and extensive marketing campaigns, the golf sector has continued to beat us.
“Over the same period of ownership, we have been far more successful in turning Boston West into a venue synonymous for outstanding weddings, private functions and corporate events. Along with our hotel, driving range, and Westwoods Bar & Grill, these elements of the business can continue to flourish without the financial burden of supporting an 18-hole golf course.
“The business remains in an extremely strong financial position as the company carries zero debt and owns all of its assets, not least of all, our beautiful 150 acre estate. Although plans are not finalised, we intend to open up our beautiful grounds to benefit a far wider audience; there are many options open to us, all of which will be explored in due course. This is the best possible way that we can protect the stunning landscape and allow as many people as possible to enjoy it.
“There is no doubt that we’re sad about the golf having to go, but we’re also very excited for the future and we can’t wait to see you there.”
Lincolnshire Reporter tried to contact the venue for further information, including how many jobs would be affected by the golf course closure, but there was nobody available for comment by the time of publication.
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