Austin Lodge Golf Club (pictured) in Kent and Hurst Golf Course in Berkshire have closed. Austin Lodge was owned by Pentland Golf which also operates two more Kent courses: Boughton Golf Club near Faversham and Etchinghill Golf Club near Folkestone. The sale was handled by estate agents Savills with a guide price of £1.2 million It is anticipated that the 235 acre course will revert back to agricultural use.
Hurst Golf Course was a municipal course owned by Wokingham Borough Council. In a meeting on 30 October 2014 the Council Executive decided to close the course just four days later on the following Monday. The council is considering converting the course to footgolf.