New Scottish course development inching closer

The Masterplan 1 Big

Work could soon begin on a long awaited Angus golf resort after an American investment stumped up the cash to fund it.

The Forbes of Kingennie development – to include a championship course designed by former Open champion Darren Clarke, below – was first approved back in 2010.

It has been mired in hold-ups and red tape ever since as its owner, Mike Forbes, tried to secure the right investment partner.

• Paul Casey laughs off caddie's blunder

• LPGA pro - Don't call me a cheat

Two bids from China were rejected whilst the Kohler Group, which owns the Old Course Hotel, is also thought to have considered investing.

However, according to a report in The Courier, funding from New York-based First Capital Real Estate has now been signed off on, allowing the project to move forward.

Darren Clarke

“This has left us in the situation where we are now applying to vary conditions on consent to allow for an extension of time so that the purchasers can satisfy the conditions and progress towards commencement of development,” Forbes told The Courier.

• DeChambeau under fire for latest tantrum

• WATCH - World No.1 Jutanugarn TOPS drive

It is expected that, when complete, the resort could create more than 130 full-time jobs and generate as much as £16m in direct annual tourism expenditure to the local economy.

Share this Article

share-logo
twitter-logo facebook-logo

Latest Videos See all videos right arrow

play button
2022 Driver Test | Which one is going in my bag?
Drivers
play button
The most powerful PING irons ever? | PING i525 review
Ping
play button
I'll be using the Vokey SM9 wedges... and you should too
Titleist
play button
The driver that has it all? | COBRA LTDx drivers REVIEWED!
Cobra
See all videos right arrow

Golf News

Jon Rahm: LIV 'rebels' shouldn't expect to straddle tours
Fed up of LIV Golf? Don't worry. So is Collin Morikawa.
Tiger Woods: Is a St Andrews sayonara in the offing?
Robert MacIntyre excited by PGA Tour opportunity
Ian Poulter welcomes decision to let him play Scottish Open

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods: Inside his $41million Florida mansion
The very best pubs in St Andrews
The Scottish Golf Course Emoji Quiz!
24 lies every bad golfer tells
Doug Sanders: The extraordinary life of golf's original playboy

Quick Fault 'n' Fixes See all videos right arrow

play button
Increase your stability for more consistency
Watch
play button
Shift your weight to the left side
Callaway
play button
Stand closer to the golf ball at address
Callaway
play button
The correct way to grip a golf club
Watch
See all videos right arrow