Our 18 hole golf course has been designed by Sandy Lyle and Scott Macpherson and is particularly interesting due to the way it integrates into the natural features of the land.
Sandy Lyle needs little introduction to golf fans. A recent inductee to the Golf Hall of Fame, he has amassed a 28 victories in his time on the European and US PGA Tours, including winning the 1985 Open Championship at St Georges, the 1987 Players Championship, and the 1988 Masters at Augusta National. In addition he has won the European Order of Merit three times, and made five appearances in the Ryder Cup. This is the first time he has designed a course in the UK and he’s looking forward to the challenge.
“This site is a great canvas to create a course that has the potential to rival, if not better, the finest inland courses in Scotland” Sandy Lyle
Scott Macpherson has been involved in golf course design for almost 20 years and has been laying out golf courses all over the world. He was the on-site architect for both the St Andrews Bay and Fairmont courses in St Andrews. Scott has since worked with former touring professional Greg Turner at Oreti Sands in New Zealand (the southern-most links course in the world), Millbrook (voted- ‘Best overseas Golf Resort in 2010) and currently at Royal Wellington Golf Club. His most recent project is the new Colt Course’ at Close House in Newcastle, England, which opened in May 2011. Scott also authored ‘St Andrews, The Evolution of the Old Course’, in 2007, which has since been described as ‘the definitive book on the Old Course’.
“One of the benefits of Kersewell is that the landform is already set up for a great golf course” Scott Macpherson
There will be a golf test that will suit the skills of everyone from a scratch golfer and a high handicapper. Raised tee boxes will overlook winding, undulating and rolling fairways leading to immaculate greens set amongst trees, water hazards and sand traps.
Our Loch and water system will feed features such as part island greens and fairway hazards and burns. Stone walling will be reconfigured into the course to provide water feature edging and other course elements such as the tee box retaining walls.
Our signature hole will be the 18th, with its breathtaking 360 degree views – you can look forward to a testing and unforgettable round of golf.
“Kersewell has a superb natural canvas when it comes to creating a
genuine masterpiece to add to the great golf courses that are
synonymous with Scotland. Although essentially a parkland golf
course, there will be links influences throughout – from the extensive
use of grasses common to Scotland’s links courses to we”
established natural wind breaks and the use of centuries old stone
walling.” Scott Macpherson