A planning application has been submitted for an Edwardian style golf course at the National Trust for Scotland’s Hill of Tarvit property near Cupar. This 9-hole golf course is inspired by a map of the original course built sometime around 1906. Plans for Hill of Tarvit include building an Edwardian putting green
This week an application will be made for permission to re-construct the Edwardian golf course at the National Trust for Scotland’s Hill of Tarvit property near Cupar. This 9-hole golf course is inspired by a map of the original course dated 1924. The Hill of Tarvit golf course will aim to re-create the Edwardian golf experience, with players using original hickory golf clubs.
The golf course was originally built sometime after 1906 when the house was re-modelled by Sir Robert Lorimer for the Sharp family.
The course was then ploughed up as part of the war effort in 1939, but the family’s enthusiasm for the game is still evident in paintings around the house, many of which depict golf or early versions of the sport.
As well as the Edwardian golf course, the development will include a licensed restaurant, coffee shop, retail shops and plant sales incorporated in the original stables buildings. The public rooms at Hill of Tarvit House are also available for private hire. Plans for Hill of Tarvit include building an Edwardian putting green. It is expected the project will create at least 20 jobs
Hill of Tarvit was given to the National Trust for Scotland in 1949 by Miss Elisabeth Sharp and is renowned for its gardens (also designed by Lorimer) and the Edwardian interiors. The house sits in 489 acres of gardens, forest and farmland.
This venture will be the first major commercial partnership for the National Trust for Scotland with David Anderson of Golf & Thistle.
Alan Dickson, head of enterprises and commercial development at the National Trust for Scotland says, “This is a tremendously exciting project for us and one which we feel will really capture the public’s imagination. This project will create a diverse visitor profile and make a visit to Hill of Tarvit something different and fun for visitors from both the UK and overseas, including members, families and golfers.
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