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Investing in our Golf Courses


South Ayrshire Council's first-class golf facilities are a fantastic draw for residents and visitors alike, and earlier this year we confirmed a £5 million investment in our courses over the next three years.

Works are progressing well, with a new safe network of paths at Darley Golf Course in Troon now complete. The course will soon see a new cycle route installed and a remodel of the course to fit modern playing trends, which will also involve creation of wildlife habitats.

At Lochgreen Golf Course, the drainage is being improved to reduce course flooding and allowing the course to remain playable for longer for users. New modern storage and welfare units are also set to be built, which will include offices, locker rooms with drying facilities, showers, and additional storage.

Belleisle Golf Course will soon undergo a remodel to fit modern playing trends, and a consultation will soon take place where the public can provide their feedback on the proposals. A nature restoration project has already been completed at both Belleisle and Seafield Golf Courses, which has enhanced the natural environment of the areas.  

Councillor Brian Connolly, South Ayrshire Council's Portfolio Holder for Sport and Leisure said: "South Ayrshire Council is committed to enriching our golfing legacy by revitalising our courses. From enhancing wildlife habitats to improving drainage and infrastructure, we're ensuring that they remain sustainable, playable, and captivating for generations to come."

"With our stunning scenery, our courses are extremely popular, and I hope that these upgrades make a difference to players."

Councillor Alec Clark, South Ayrshire Council's Portfolio Holder for Tourism, Culture and Rural Affairs said: "Investing in our golf courses not only enhances the natural beauty of South Ayrshire, but also creates a thriving destination for residents and visitors.

"With £5 million dedicated to course improvements, we're paving the way for an exceptional golfing experience that harmonises with the environment and modern playing trends."

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