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Gullane upgrades practice facilities with help from Huxley

1.34pm 3rd December 2020 - Courses

Gullane Golf Club in Scotland has installed a large all-weather practice tee from Huxley Golf as part of a major upgrade to its practice facilities. 

The East Lothian club’s new short game facility covers a three-acre site and allows players to strike off quality links turf from 12 designated areas and features three bunkers and five pin flags, giving them plentiful options to hone their game, from bunker play to bump and runs, and pitches to flop shots. 

The practice tee was incorporated specifically to lengthen the practice area in order to keep pace with today’s shot-lengthening technologies. Designed on a curve to help golfers aim down the middle, it measures 126ft by 12ft and was created using Huxley’s all-weather tee turf.

The transformative works were carried out to further enhance and expand the Gullane experience for visiting golfers, while satisfying the demand from members for high-end practice facilities. 

Gullane’s club captain Adam Fox said: “We are committed to providing world-class facilities here at Gullane. In doing so, visitors will enjoy a wonderful experience both on and off our three courses – one that combines the finest traditions of links golf with the very best of modern amenities. Our new facility adds to our offering for members and visitors, but it also enhances our professional tuition service and gives local youngsters in the Club’s blossoming junior ranks the opportunity to work on their game.”

Course Manager Stewart Duff added: “Naturally, we wanted to work with the very best professional partners to create our vision for the future: those that offer the quality craftsmanship and service that we expect. Huxley Golf delivered on all fronts from initial contact to project completion. I can confidently say that Huxley Golf surfaces are second to none in terms of both durability and playability and, of course, they’re a breeze for the greenkeepers to maintain. I would highly recommend them.”

Hugh Fraser, who oversaw the project for Huxley Golf, commented: “It has been a privilege for Huxley Golf to work with the team at Gullane to help them look to the future while protecting their historic legacy. I have no doubt that our all-weather surfaces will contribute to the excellent experience that golfers enjoy there and enhance Gullane’s reputation as one of the world’s leading links courses.”

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