Plans to downgrade or sell off Birmingham’s municipal golf courses are being opposed with an online petition.
Keen golfer Des O’Leary is outraged at proposals for the seven, 18-hole golf courses and has launched his petition on the city council website.
Last month council sports boss Martin Mullaney said he could only guarantee the future of two out of the seven courses in their present form. The remaining courses could be turned into nine or six-hole courses, pitch and putt, driving ranges or even teenage-friendly adventure golf courses to attract more families, children and occasional players.
The city’s golf courses were expected to lose £600,000 in the last financial year after a wet summer and a 14 per cent hike in fees saw income plummet.