Job Done - Golf course construction

Project: Building Kingsfield Golf Course, Scotland
Client: Kingsfield Leisure
Contractor: Team Niblick

A nine-hole course aimed at bringing golf to people of all ages and abilities has been constructed in central Scotland. Work began on Kingsfield Golf Centre's new course in August 2007 and was completed last month.

During construction, half a million tonnes of earth was moved on the 30.7ha-site in Linlithgow, under the direction of golf course architect Graeme Webster, of Team Niblick.Contractors from Team Niblick carried out work on the course, with seeding and tree and shrub planting taking place in the spring.

The course was the brainchild of Kingsfield Leisure managing director Robert Arkley, who wanted to create an accessible course to provide golf to everyone on a pay-as-you-play basis.

Team Niblick used Barenbrug's BAR Platinum grass seed, which includes fine-leaf perennial ryegrass Bargold, across its newly constructed course.

Arkley said: "The new course will perfectly complement our existing driving range and broaden the golfing experience at Kingsfield.

"As well as attracting experienced golfers we want to inspire young people, mothers and families to try this wonderful game. Kingsfield will not be run like a traditional golf club. It will be informal and relaxed."

He added that the demand for golf played over a shorter time-frame is increasing and hoped that the new course would attract more people with limited leisure time to try the game.

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