0 Plans for new clubhouse at Pype Hayes golf course

Birmingham golfers are set for a new clubhouse almost four years after their previous facilities were destroyed in an arson attack.

Designs for the new two-storey clubhouse at Pype Hayes golf course in Erdington are expected to be approved by the council's planning committee on Thursday.

It will include changing rooms, a pro-shop, a small gym, greenkeepers storeroom and a cafe and bar which could be available for functions.

There will also be a first floor balcony overlooking the 18th hole.

The previous clubhouse at the council-owned course was destroyed in April 2009 and golfers have used facilities based in portacabins ever since.

The clubhouse is the first major investment from Mytime Active.

The not-for-profit social enterprise last year took on a 50-year contract to run Birmingham's seven municipal golf courses.

In a submission to the planning committee, Mytime said the expansion of social club facilities would help the club thrive.

A spokesman said: "Within this cafe area, it is possible to create an intimate meeting space or venue, flooded with light and views across the course.

"This additional provision is a vital opportunity for this once-thriving golf club to become part of the community once more, with the possibility to host events of all types for residents.

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