Defiant members of a Birmingham golf club have voted to turn down money-spinning offers for their site from housing developers.
Committee members at North Worcestershire Golf Club, in Frankley Beeches Road, Northfield, have been approached by several firms keen on turning the scenic site into a housing estate.
The companies had expressed an interest after the club, founded in 1907, was listed in Birmingham City Council’s 2031 plan for growth and economic development.
But during an emergency general meeting club members unanimously voted against selling up and finding an alternative location.
Club treasurer David Nash said he hoped the club’s rebuttals would end speculation about the site and reassure local residents concerned a large new estate may spring up on their doorsteps.
He said: “We are in a prime position for a possible housing development, given we have 80-odd acres.
“But we, as a club, do not want to move.
“We hope this rejection will reassure residents concerned about how a new housing development would affect the community and infrastructure locally.”
Mr Nash would not name the companies who have been in touch but said their offers were sizeable enough to be tempting.
He added the club had been approached about 25 years ago by the developer Gallaghers, but the response was the same back then as it is now.
Mr Nash told The Birmingham Mail members met with four local councillors on Thursday. The councillors supported the club’s decision to stay and vowed to promote the course externally to help attract new members.
A Birmingham City Council spokesman said: “The council is not working with any housing developer and there are no plans to build on this site. A decision on what will be included in the next (2031) plan will be made later this year.”