Ewan McKay (pictured), Chairman of The Feddinch Club—the first and only private, residential member’s club with its own course in St. Andrews—has confirmed that several special developments have taken place to boost the appeal of membership.
Construction of The Feddinch Club course progresses, with much of the rough shaping now complete. Current work is concentrated on improving site boundary walls and directing surface water into newly created culverts and wetlands in out-of-play areas to enhance bio-diversity. This will be followed by mid-2019 completion of the rough shaping and installation of additional drainage and irrigation. The formal opening of the club is scheduled for Spring 2021.
Founder Member enrolment has been extended to Nov. 30, 2018. Those wishing to take advantage of the opportunity to enrol now only pay a 2.5% deposit, which remains in escrow until six months prior to opening, when the balance will be payable.
Special benefits include annual credits to be spent at the club along with:
An agreement in principle has been reached with the local Kingsbarns Distillery for the production of a Feddinch-branded single malt whisky and a variety of gins that will be available in the clubhouse. Members of The Feddinch Club also will be able to purchase a consignment of the whisky in barrels and, upon maturation, have it personally labelled.
In homage to the great golf course designer Donald Ross, who studied under Old Tom Morris in St. Andrews before coming to America where he became one of the country’s foremost architects, a statue of Ross will be erected at The Feddinch Club and each of the 19 holes will be named after courses designed by him. To date, acceptances have been received from Seminole, Inverness, Scioto, Grosse Ile, Charlotte Country Club, and Wannamoisett.
Top picture: Clubhouse rendering (photo courtesy The Feddinch Club)
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