The Courier & Advertiser (Angus and Dundee)

Scotscraig goes back in time with redesign

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One of Scotland’s oldest golf clubs will return its famous layout to the original specificat­ions in time for its 200th anniversar­y.

Founded in 1817, Scotscraig Golf Club, near Tayport, is the world’s 13th oldest golf club and boasts an 18-hole championsh­ip course originally laid out by James Braid.

An ambitious restoratio­n programme will see it restored to a former glory, with all of the course’s green-side and fairway bunkers being returned to their original size, and many substantia­lly expanded.

With additional on-course alteration­s being completed in tandem with extensive gorse removal, this is the biggest such project undertaken by the Fife club.

George Anderson, Scotscraig’s vice-captain, said: “The amount of work carried out in the last 15 months has been substantia­l.

“The conclusion of the current programme will be later this year when all the remaining fairway bunkers will be returned to their original dimensions.

“We’re bringing Scotscraig back to what it used to be, we’re re-establishi­ng the course.”

Some £300,000 has been spent over the last two years to replenish the greenkeepi­ng machinery.

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