Official Statement from Enfield Council

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whitewebbs Golf Course has been making a financial loss for a number of years despite the introduction of measures designed to increase income and reduce costs at the site. Since 2014/15 the golf club has lost more than £1.1million.

Since 2010 Enfield Council has been forced to find £193 million of savings because of government funding cuts and increasing pressure on services.

At a time of national crisis when our priority is protecting all of our communities and providing support for our most vulnerable residents, it would be irresponsible of Enfield Council to continue to use taxpayer’s money to subsidise an activity that is well provided for elsewhere across the borough.

Enfield has six full length courses and a pitch and putt course available for golfers.

In reality the Whitewebbs Gold Course has been closed for much of the last year and Enfield Council is currently in a process to determine the future of the Whitewebbs Golf Course site. This decision that was taken and published in March 2019*. Unfortunately, this process has been delayed because the coronavirus pandemic has affected the immediate priorities of the Council and the applicants.

Enfield Council has consistently been clear that among other considerations, applicants must meet the needs of the wider community and any proposed future use of the site must increase community access to Whitewebbs for walking, recreation, leisure and other uses.

Any suggestion that the site will be used for housing or landfill are utter nonsense and scaremongering.

Enfield Council will be in a position to announce the next steps shortly. In the meantime, whilst the course will be closed to golf, the site will remain open for walking, jogging and other recreational use

We would like to thank all our customers that have enjoyed the golf course over the years and wish them the very best for the future.