Project Description

Following an initial day’s consultation at the Club in 2011 where we toured the course and met the owners and managers of the club, Kimber & Glen were subsequently invited to begin an ongoing relationship with the club to improve aspects of the routing and layout. Our detailed course investigation allowed us to demonstrate to the owner that by relocating the current par 3, 5th hole dramatic improvements could be made to the routing and balance of par whilst at the same time creating a much improved closing stretch of holes. The evolution plan for this club has been tailored to allow the in-house team to gradually work through the proposed improvements to each hole.

Over the last decade we have continued our relationship with the club and have helped them with detailed design and construction supervision of several of their in-house course upgrade projects. The reputation of the course has grown significantly over the last decade and demonstrates just reward for the careful investment made by the owner into both the club and course. This year the club was nominated as a finalist for the prestigious ‘Club of the Year’ award by England Golf.

“We chose to use KimberGlen due to their clear understanding of what it takes to improve an existing member’s course within a budget. Their enthusiasm for golf and golf architecture is infectious and they have a great blend of technical ability and construction experience, providing clear and impressive drawings for the members and on site direction to our in-house team.”

Alan Hardy, Owner

“We have been working with KimberGlen for the past 7 years firstly implementing a series of improvements to green complexes ahead of hosting the British Amateur Championship in 2011. We sought to work with a company that had a track record of designing links courses and that would be heavily involved in the construction phase of the project and Paul and Niall have been on site each year to personally manage the build. We hope to continue our relationship as we proceed with other improvements to the course.”

Peter McVicar, Superintendent