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Royal Burgess upgrades practice facilities with Huxley

12.29pm 11th January 2022 - Course Development

The Royal Burgess Golfing Society of Edinburgh has upgraded its practice families with the installation of a new all-weather teeing area supplied by market-leading golf surfaces company Huxley Golf.

The historic club turned to Huuxley after Its much used practice turf tee was showing signs of not being able to cope with customer and environmental demands.

Huxley Golf’s solution was to create a high-quality all-weather surface tee that sits behind and carefully complements the existing natural turf tee. Measuring 3.6m x 17m and created using Huxley Premier All-weather Tee Turf 2, which is renowned for its realism, the new tee keeps the practice facility in play all winter while enabling the natural grass to regenerate for summer use.

Course Manager Chris Yeaman said: “We paid careful consideration to this decision as we have not used artificial golf surfaces previously. It’s incredibly important for us to give our golfers the best experience, no matter how they choose to enjoy The Royal Burgess. I’m pleased to say that the support and advice we received from the Huxley Golf team from design through to installation has been superb.

“The playing surface itself is second-to-none and it blends exceptionally well with the natural surroundings. Where natural turf is under extreme pressure, as ours is, I’m confident that we have provided our members and visitors with the best alternative available. Importantly too, it means that our highly regarded coaching service can keep pace with demand, whatever the weather.” 

Hugh Fraser, Scotland & North East England Area Manager at Huxley Golf, oversaw the project from beginning to end. He commented: “It was a huge privilege to work with Chris and the team at The Royal Burgess. With this new practice tee, they have opted to embrace the new without in any way impacting their impressive heritage and reputation. I’m confident that it will be well received by everyone who plays upon it.”

Hampshire-based Huxley Golf has also created practice areas for nearby Gullane Golf Club and The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers Muirfield.


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