The Troon Links clubhouse officially opened on Fri 3 March
South Ayrshire Council has just reopened Troon Links Clubhouse following the complete renovation of the historic building.
£1.9 million was spent by the Council on the refurbishment of the clubhouse, which has seen the front of the building completely transformed with new paving, steps and accessible ramps. The roof has also been replaced and there is new glazing throughout.
The changes continue inside the facility, with an extended cafe and restaurant as well as relaxing lounge areas, modern changing facilities and a fully accessible golf pro shop.
The new facilities are already proving a hit with golfers and the wider community who are popping into the cafe for a bite to eat; the renovations also mean there is more scope for locals and visitors to use the clubhouse for private functions.
The work underlines the Council's commitment to Golf in South Ayrshire with £3.5 million spent on this project, Girvan Clubhouse and the new Golf Clubhouse at Belleisle Park.
Councillor Bill McIntosh, Leader of South Ayrshire Council said, "The end results are quite remarkable and I'm glad the refurbishment has done justice to the historic character of the building.
"Our commitment to invest in golf, particularly in the current economic climate is testimony to South Ayrshire's proud golfing heritage. Each year, golf generates over £4 million for the local economy and our welcoming and versatile clubhouses are crucial if we are to continue to grow the game and nurture the next generation of golfers.
"I'd like to thank everyone involved in the project, and also those that use the clubhouse and the course for their patience during the work."
Barry Scaife (75) has been playing Troon Links for the past 14 years, and welcomes the new clubhouse, "The updated clubhouse has made a big difference, like the courses it is accessible and top class. The facility is well run and has wide appeal."
Andrew Gordon (18) has grown up playing the South Ayrshire Council courses and sees the clubhouse as an important part of the golfing experience, "The new clubhouse is really nice and has a friendly atmosphere. Everything is modern and finished to a high standard and it's great it can be enjoyed by non golfers too."
Season tickets for the prestigious Council courses are on sale now. More information is available at www.golfsouthayrshire.com. You can also find out about golfing events on Facebook at Golf South Ayrshire and SAC Events and Festivals.