Country diary: nature is taking back control of the golf course
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Mollington, Cheshire: Theformer fairway is scattered with wildflowers, and house martins feast on a bounty of insects

Across the country, temporarily abandoned golf courses are reopening. The course that I’m visiting, however, illustrates longer-term abandonment. Following years of financial instability, the Oaks golf club at Mollington, a couple of miles to the north of Chester, closed its doors in May 2016. Without weedkiller and blades, the paths are slowly succumbing to moss and plantains....

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