Developer outlines plans for major new golf course in St Andrews
The idea is still in its infancy, but Alvarez & Marsal Golf (A&M) is looking at building a new golf course, clubhouse, accommodation, parking and landscaping facilities on land at ' Feddinch Mains just outside of the university town, and immediately to the east of Mount Melville.
Two public consultation dates have already been set for the local community, and developers are encouraging people to go along and have their say. They have been set up for the Cafe, Craigtoun Country Park, on Tuesday March 5 and Tuesday April 16 between 3:00pm and 7:00pm. Specific details of the event will be shared with Fife Council in the coming weeks. The applicant is also preparing an online consultation website
It’s not the first time developers have considered building a new golf course in this part of Fife.
GPH Engineering, previously had ambitions for a multi-million-pound golf resort on the same ground, and secured planning permission. The land has since changed hands, and now Alvarez & Marsal Golf has approached the planning authority to get permission for a similar scheme.
“The forthcoming application for planning permission proposes a new golf course layout. In addition, a club house, hotel, lodge accommodation, restaurant, greenkeepers facilities, landscaping and associated works are also proposed,” a letter from the developers state. The developers have told the council about its plans to engage with the community, and it has also asked the council whether it will require an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for thes project.