New hole at Kilmarnock Barassie G.C.

In the early 2000's this prestigious Ayrshire club completed a project to add an additional 9 holes to the existing historic 18 hole course, primarily to add length to the championship course and offer the members more challenge and variety.  The new land was well suited for golf development but the link between the old and new holes is awkward with members having to walk over 400 yards between the two parts of the site. KimberGlen sought to address this issue by identifying an area of the club's property that could be used to a create a new par 3 hole.

The area was entirely covered in gorse which had to be removed revealing a relatively flat quadrant of land.  Sand was imported from other parts of the site to raise up the area allowing the creation of an exciting par 3 hole with good drainage capacity.

Next summer the new hole will replace the current par 3, 6th hole which lies in a very wet part of the site and will eventually be removed from the championship layout.  To create a better link between the 5th green and current 7th fairway we also built new teeing grounds near the 5th green to enable play towards the current 7th fairway from a completely different angle.  What was once an awkward left to right dogleg hole has become a much better right to left dogleg that 'hugs' the railway line.


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