Golfers on one of Scotland’s oldest courses will benefit from a raft of new infrastructure improvements made as part of its ongoing regeneration.
Other improvements include a seating area next to the starter’s box to allow socialising before and after play and new entrance walkway linking the North Inch perimeter path with the starter’s box.
Councillor Angus Forbes, Convenor of Perth & Kinross Council’s Environment and Infrastructure Committee, visited the course on Monday (28 Feb) to inspect the new facilities and to congratulate staff for the ongoing rejuvenation of the golf course.
Since Perth & Kinross Council’s business plan was adopted in 2016, the number of rounds played on the North Inch annually has more than doubled.
Membership has tripled and a North Inch Junior Golf Club has been created to help develop future generations of golfing talent.
Councillors adopted a new business plan in January that will ensure the course remains affordable and accessible.
Councillor Forbes said: “The North Inch Golf Course is a wonderful place to play golf and I am delighted to see it going from strength-to-strength since the Council’s first business plan was adopted.
“The number of season tickets holders has increased, and more rounds are being played per year than ever before.
“Golf is a great way to keep fit and healthy and the course’s current success is down to the staff who have worked so hard to make the course what it is today.
“The new starter’s box, seating area and paths will all help make a round here even more enjoyable and keep golfers coming back.”
Councillor Forbes added: “It was also great to meet some of the young golfers who now play here. It’s great young players are able to play here and develop their games.”
Perth and Kinross Council also confirmed last week Perth’s Lesuire Pool Centre will be in for a £90 million upgrade.