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New hole at Kilmarnock Barassie G.C.

Wednesday 6th December 2017

12th hole

In the early 2000's this prestigious Ayrshire club completed a project to add an additional 9 holes to the existing historic 18 hole course, primarily to add length to the championship course and offer the members more challenge and variety.  The new land was well suited for golf development but the link between the old and new holes is awkward with members having to walk over 400 yards between the two parts of the site. KimberGlen sought to address this issue by identifying an area of the club's property that could be used to a create a new par 3 hole.

The area was entirely covered in gorse which had to be removed revealing a relatively flat quadrant of land.  Sand was imported from other parts of the site to raise up the area allowing the creation of an exciting par 3 hole with good drainage capacity.

Next summer the new hole will replace the current par 3, 6th hole which lies in a very wet part of the site and will eventually be removed from the championship layout.  To create a better link between the 5th green and current 7th fairway we also built new teeing grounds near the 5th green to enable play towards the current 7th fairway from a completely different angle.  What was once an awkward left to right dogleg hole has become a much better right to left dogleg that 'hugs' the railway line.

We are thrilled that our work has been well received by the club and the Club's Project Leader commented about the work;

"May I take this opportunity to thank you for the outstanding work you have just completed at Barassie Golf Club. You managed not only to meet the budget and a tight schedule but even more importantly met members‘ expectations. I personally witnessed you, and your team’s commitment, supervising literally every bucket of earth moved, to hands on shaping of our new green and tees, working from dawn till dusk and sometimes beyond.

This coupled with your flair for design, creativity and playability has left us with two beautifully designed holes. At all times you keep us fully informed and conducted all meetings and interactions with us with the utmost professionalism which is no easy task when dealing with Golf Club committees.

Architects, artists and artisans, all rolled into one, that I would have no hesitation in both retaining again (hopefully soon) and recommending you to any prospective client."

Bob Anderson

New Hole Project Leader, KBGC

Here is a short construction timelapse video for the 12th hole.

 

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