Meldrum House invest on and off course

�50,000 of improvements have been made to the Meldrum House course over the winter months.
�50,000 of improvements have been made to the Meldrum House course over the winter months.

Meldrum House Country Hotel, one of Scotland’s top golf hotels has unveiled a series of key on and off-course improvements ahead of hosting a senior tournament.

The latest phase of projects at Meldrum House has been completed ahead of the 54-hole strokeplayAberdeen Masters, and a planned multi-million pound expansion that will add a further 28 bedrooms and an impressive ballroom at the resort.

The latest round of upgrades includes significant changes to a series of holes on the championship course, which previously hosted the Northern Open. Inside the clubhouse, a new-look pro-shop has also been revealed signalling a continued commitment to the resort’s development plans.

Andy Burgess, Chief Executive at the hotel said, “The transformation of House is ongoing, but we have already created one of Scotland’s top golf resorts which is a great achievement.

“To stay at this level, we must maintain the momentum we have established and that means making investments both on and off the course.”

He continued: “The course changes unveiled today are designed to improve playability while retaining the top-level golfing experience our championship course presents. It’s a balancing act, but the improvements have been warmly received by members and visitors alike. Equally, the changes to the pro-shop may be more apparent but they also follow the same objectives of continuing the upward trajectory and maintaining the momentum at the resort.”

Kenneth Harper, Meldrum’s Golf Course and Estate Grounds Manager, said “To keep things moving in the right direction, the directors were keen to show that it’s not just the hotel that is looked at every year but also the golf course,

“Work on 17 makes a big difference and not just from a playability point of view. It looks like a better hole now with the pond shaped in and the fairway right in front of you to have a pop at. Six, seven and eight are also good changes that suit the holes. The shapes have been looked at carefully so they look as if they’ve been there forever. It’s all part of a much bigger plan that is being received very positively.”