Scottish Water Works
Somewhat belatedly Scottish Water will be starting work on replacing their sewer on Monday 20th February. The work is due to last 6 weeks but the contractors, George Leslie, have assured us that they will attempt to complete the work as quickly as possible. The work will mean disruption to the first tee and loss of some car parking places. The Course Manager will arrange for an alternative route to a temporary first tee which is likely to be round the back of the 18th green. We apologise for the disruption.
A new bunker is planned on the first hole approximately 196 yards from the medal tee in the left semi rough. It has been marked out in yellow paint. The reason for this is to discourage golfers from hitting shots into the adjacent work yard on the other side of the railway. This development, along with a new cut line for the semi, will hopefully reduce complaints from our neighbour and prevent us from having to erect an expensive high fence. All golfers are reminded to shout ‘fore’ if they hit a wayward shot. Please note that, in line with STRI recommendations, a bunker on the 10th fairway will be filled in to ensure we do not add to the number of bunkers on the course.
Weather permitting it is hoped to have all the bunkers back in play by 17th February. This will allow all players to hone their bunker skills well before the start of the new season. Thank you for your patience with the bunkers being out of play over the winter which has allowed the green keeping staff to concentrate on other vital work around the course.