St Andrews Links Trust, the organisation responsible for the management of the six public golf courses in St Andrews, is close to concluding the purchase of land for a seventh golf course.
The land in question is over 200 acres of farmland to the south-east of St Andrews, around one mile from the town centre. It lies between Kinkell Braes Caravan Park and St Andrews Bay Hotel. It will be used for the creation of a high quality golf course, in keeping with the standards expected at St Andrews.
“Negotiations over the purchase of suitable land for the course have been progressing in recent months. Missives are expected to be concluded shortly and I feel that it is now appropriate to announce the proposed location,” said Alan McGregor, general manager of St Andrews Links Trust. “We have consulted with several golf course architects who agreed unanimously that an extremely good quality golf course could be created on the land in question. It will complement our existing courses and offer increased flexibility and choice to our golfers.”
The seventh course is being created in response to increasing demand to play in particular over the last decade. The demand is increasing from both local golfers and from visiting golfers. 2001 was a record year for the Links with the total rounds played reaching 215,000. Demand for season tickets from local golfers has risen over a third over the last four years.
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