Planning sought for £60m ‘The Ayrshire’16th April, 2013 by Emma Williams
Developers have filed for planning permission to build a major new multi-million pound golf course in Scotland.
The Ayrshire, in Irvine Bay, will be an 18-hole links pay-and-play course featuring a hotel and holiday homes spread over 171 acres, if North Ayrshire Council accepts the application.
“The project will be developed by The Ayrshire Golf Company, a joint venture between property investment and development company Credential Holdings and KPT,” said a spokesman for the project.
“The new course will be designed by acclaimed golf architects Glen Golf Design, who’s principal designer was involved in creations including The Castle course in St Andrews, Machrihanish Dunes at Kintyre and the celebrated Bandon Dunes in Oregon.
“Construction of the par 70 golf course and hotel at Irvine Bay, with clubhouse, professional’s shop, spa, restaurant and conference facilities, will take around 20 months and involve at least 250 construction jobs. Once complete, the development will require around 90 full-time and 45 part-time employees ranging from greenkeepers to bar tenders, caddies and hotel managers.”
Currently around 240,000 visitors from around the world come to play golf in Ayrshire each year.