New golf course, near Carnwath, could bring up 600 jobs

Sandy Lyle (second left) and design team at the launch of the Kerswell golf development, Kerswell Mains near Carnwath'23/9/11'Picture by Lindsay Addison
Sandy Lyle (second left) and design team at the launch of the Kerswell golf development, Kerswell Mains near Carnwath'23/9/11'Picture by Lindsay Addison

Ambitious plans have been unveiled for a new championship golf resort just outside Carnwath.

The development, with an estimated cost of around £125 million, would be at Kersewell Mains adjoining the village and create more than 600 jobs.

Two-time Major winner Sandy Lyle is co-designing the course, alongside renowned golf architect Scott Macpherson, while the new course’s builders, David and Eric Sammels, are currently on their way to Gleneagles to help with re-designing of the course for the 2014 Ryder Cup.

Derek Young, who owns the 485 acre site, gave the Gazette exclusive access on Friday morning alongside Sandy, Scott, David and Eric.

Derek said: “We are hoping to start work in the spring and we are in the process of getting detailed planning consent as we have already been given outline permission.”

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