Uphall GC fire
Scott McKinnon
(Image credit: Scott McKinnon)

A serious fire has broken out at Uphall Golf Club in West Lothian, where firefighters have been battling the blaze since 1.35am this morning.

Major Fire at Uphall Golf Club

Uphall Golf Club has a long history, dating back to 1895 when the club was founded.

In 1991 the new club house was erected, with a further extension being completed in 2004.

But this morning, Scottish Fire and Rescue Services confirmed that 10 appliances had been sent to the West Lothian course, with the fire being described as "very serious" and "well-developed".

The blaze was eventually controlled but there has been severe damage caused to the roof of the clubhouse, but luckily no casualties have been reported.

Uphall Fire

Firefighters had been dealing with the fire since 1.35am (Photo Credit: Scott McKinnon)

A spokesman from the club said: “We are saddened to advise that there has been a very serious fire at the Golf Club overnight.

“Emergency services have been in attendance and, as we write this, the main road is closed at Dechmont and Miller’s Bridge. We are not aware of any injuries.

“We do not have any details as to the circumstances and the final extent of the damage, but we will do everything we can to keep you advised as things hopefully become clearer later in the day.

“The course will be closed today. Whilst it may be tempting for members to come to the club to see for themselves, we have been asked by the police to require members to stay out of the area.

“This is obviously dreadful news and we will issue a further update at the earliest possible opportunity.”

A spokeswoman from SFRS said investigations are ongoing into the cause of the fire.

Matt Cradock
Staff Writer

Matt joined Golf Monthly in February 2021 covering weekend news, before also transitioning to equipment and testing. After freelancing for Golf Monthly and The PGA for 18 months, he was offered a full-time position at the company in October 2022 and continues to cover weekend news and social media, as well as help look after Golf Monthly’s many buyers’ guides and equipment reviews.

Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.

Matt’s current What’s In The Bag?

Driver: Honma TW747, 8.75°

Fairway Wood: TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2, 15°, 19°

Hybrid: Adams Super Hybrid, 22°

Irons: Mizuno MP54, 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Tour Satin, 50°, 56°, 60°

Putter: Cleveland TFI 2135 Satin Cero

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x