A GOLF course could close its doors to members on weekends as it looks to host more weddings - following operating losses of thousands of pounds.

Plans have been submitted for the demolition of Huntswood Golf Club’s clubhouse in Taplow Common Road, Burnham, as it is “inefficient” and the appearance of the facility needs to be improved.

The plans, submitted by owners Harvey Shopfitters Ltd, are to replace the clubhouse, which was built in 1995, to attract more trade. This is so the club can continue to stay open.

The company states in its application that the club made an operating loss of £123,000 in 2014/15, and club membership has declined by a quarter in the last three years from 403 to 302.

It reads: “The application site at Huntswood Golf Course offers an opportunity to diversify the business away from its dependency on golf, by providing a facility which can offer a much improved clubhouse as well as an exceptional venue for conferences, meetings, weddings and events.”

Harvey Shopfitters says the aim is to close the course for the majority of weekends during peak months for weddings to take place, with golf only available during the week and on Saturday mornings.

The statement adds: “To attract the required revenue and clientele from their weddings, the course must be closed on these days to ensure their customers can experience ‘exclusive use’ and privacy which allows the business to command the highest revenues.”

The new clubhouse would remain largely in the same place, with a 17 per cent increase in size meaning it would overlap with part of the 18th hole which would lead to the shortening of the hole, and the building and landscape gardens will also be sited on the putting green.

The change would mean that six new full time and six part time jobs would be created, adding to the 29 staff already employed.

A decision on the plans is expected by Monday, October 10.