Part of £1m-plus investment
Bruntsfield aims to be cut above with new greenkeeping fleet
Investment: Bruntsfield chief executive Dougie Cleeton with Stuart Tait of Reesink Turfcare
Having recently completed a £1.2 million course redesign, Bruntsfield Links Golfing Society has agreed a £250,000 investment with Reesink Turfcare for a new Toro Greenkeeping fleet.
The fourth oldest golf club in the world, which dates back to 1761, is hoping the arrival of the equipment will help keep the new par-71 lay-out in top condition.
Welcoming the new machines, course manager Neil Hogg said: “They will bring out the best in the course for years to come.”
A number of new holes, including the signature par-3 16th over water, were sanctioned as part of the major makeover at the Barnton club, while 80 bunkers were reshaped and repositioned.
Club captain David Lawson added: “This raises the bar at the club. We now have faster, more efficient and reliable machines that will free up time for many other tasks on the golf course.
“The improvements were designed to elevate Bruntsfield to be one of the top parkland courses in Scotland. Despite being an Open qualifying venue since 2011, there hadn’t been any changes to the course since the early 1970s.”
Golf course architects Mackenzie and Ebert were in charge of the project, which began nearly two years ago.