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MIKE KEISER a golf course builder who says he loves to build fun golf courses, is ready to build another “across the pond” as they say in Scotland.
Keiser along with Todd Warnock, land owner Edward Abel Smith and the Embo Trust. Urras Euraboil have announced that a document was submitted yesterday regarding the development of the proposed Coul Links- an 18 hole golf course on the coast of Scotland north of Embo-Sutherland.
The design team of Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw will create the links golf course, their first design in the country of Scotland.
The planning document was submitted with an outline of the economic and the environmental considerations, and done only after carefully planned input from community leaders and public officials.
“We have worked meticulously with the Scottish authorities and the local community to refine our layout such this this special site is protected and enhanced environmentally, and also serves as an economic catalyst similar to Mike’s projects in Bandon and Cabot,” said Warnock.
“Coul Links is a special site that will inspire two of the best course architects in the world to design a classic true links,” said Keiser. “It’s location, less than 1.5 miles from the legendary Royal Dornach Golf Club and several others a short drive away, will likely establish a third major destination of Scottish golf.”
Coore and Crenshaw are thrilled to have such an opportunity to design a links course on the Coul Links site.
“I’m not sure I’ve seen a more spectacular site for golf,” said Coore. “It’s a humbling honor to build a golf course in the home of links golf.”
The team has also announced that that Chris Haspell, the former Course Manager at Castle Stuart will be the project manager.
There will be more public consultation events in the next couple of months, and should the Highland Council approve the plan, construction will start in spring of 2018.