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Huxley helps Swanston to revamp short course

9.30am 22nd April 2021 - Course Development - This story was updated on Wednesday, April 21st, 2021

Swanston Golf Club in Scotland has reinvested in its par-3 Templar Course with the installation of new Huxley Golf all-weather synthetic tees on all of its nine holes.

The par 3 course, which partners the Edinburgh club’s 18-hole course, is proving more popular than ever, appealing to many who appreciate the ability to play a round in under an hour.

Recognising the popularity and further potential of the Templar Course, the club’s management team re-engaged Huxley Golf in early 2021 to recreate all of its nine tees. As there are no natural grass alternatives, the whole course benefits from reliable artificial tee surfaces which guarantee year-round play.

Club Manager Secretary Mike Robson said: “I understand that Huxley Golf worked on the initial installation 13 years ago, so its testimony to their product and installation skills that Templar has stood the test of time.

“This is the first occasion that I have had the opportunity to work with Huxley Golf, but I had no hesitation in putting my trust in the company to revamp what is an increasingly popular feature of our club.  From the longevity and performance of the initial installation, it was clear to me that the quality and playing experience of Huxley Golf surfaces remain unbeatable.”

Huxley Golf has renewed the all-weather tees that it first installed at Swanston in 2007

Huxley Golf’s Hugh Fraser oversaw the project, from removing old rotten wood bases to creating brand new playing surfaces using the company’s renowned Premier Tee Turf 2.

“We were delighted to be entrusted with reinvigorating this fabulous short course, which will undoubtedly attract an even wider range of people and help the club develop golf in the Lothian area,” he commented.

At the same time, the Huxley Golf team helped the club lay a brand new practice tee strip near to the driving range. Measuring 6ft by 75ft, this large all-weather feature marries perfectly with adjoining natural grass to create a facility with season-long playability.

The new Huxley all-weather practice tee at Swanston

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