Craigie Hill leading the way in creating a community golf club for the future

Craigie Hill Golf Club has been part of Perth's fabric since 1911.Craigie Hill Golf Club has been part of Perth's fabric since 1911.
Craigie Hill Golf Club has been part of Perth's fabric since 1911.
Ambitious plans are being developed to widen the scope of Perth's Craigie Hill Golf Club site. They include a community hub designed to encourage greater public use of the clubhouse, course and surrounding land.

Members have been brought up to speed on the progress being made on positive engagement with key organisations including Scottish Golf, The R&A and sportscotland for the far-reaching project.

The team behind the concept has been advised by Perth and Kinross Council’s Community Development Team and has been liaising with South Perth Community Greenspaces, Tayside Trail Association and others for input on how the new facilities can bring community benefit to all.

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Craigie Hill transition committee spokesman Dave Mitchell explained: “The response from members to the project has been very encouraging. Now we are preparing a timetable for public consultation.

“While the key driver has been securing the future of a club which has been part of the city fabric since 1911 for existing golfers and generations to come, by embracing exciting plans for a high-quality nine-hole golf course that would be enjoyable and attractive for all ages and abilities, we quickly recognised the opportunity to create a lasting legacy with our land which would benefit the wider community.”

The golf club has been liaising with adjacent landowners, including the local authority and Moncreiffe Estates, to secure access rights to create a remodelled environmentally-friendly community hub.

It would encourage outdoor activities such as orienteering, mountain biking, and woodland experiences. Proposals to embrace the demand for nine-hole golf courses first emerged five years ago as Craigie Hill sought ways to address financial challenges and a reducing and ageing membership.

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