Huxley Golf upgrades practice tees at St Andrews’ Castle Course


Huxley Golf upgrades practice tees at St Andrews’ Castle Course
Sean Dudley
By Sean Dudley

Huxley Golf has carried out an upgrade of the practice tee facility at The Castle Course at St Andrews Links.

A low maintenance alternative to natural grass, Huxley Golf Premier Tee Turf 2 was introduced to the fourteen-tee practice area.

“More than 230,000 rounds of golf are played on St Andrews’ seven courses each year so keeping our course facilities at the highest possible standards is something that’s not taken lightly here,” explained Kevin Mackay, The Castle Course’s operations manager. “At the same time, there’s a high demand so we always take steps to ensure that our facilities are kept in play with minimal disruption. I was therefore delighted that the upgrading of our practice tee was undertaken to a high standard in just a couple of days.

”Through experience and usage in other parts of the business, we found that the Huxley Golf turf provided a consistent low maintenance playing surface which allowed us to have a high usage in a limited area that we couldn’t otherwise provide on grass,” continued Mackay. “As the playability is very similar to a grass tee, golfers always comment positively on its playability and I’m extremely pleased with the result.”

Designed by David McLay Kidd, The Castle Course became the seventh course at the historic club in St Andrews, Scotland when it opened in 2008.

“The thrill of being at St Andrews Castle Course is quite something!” said Paul Huxley, director of Huxley Golf. “We hope that St Andrews’ discerning members and visitors from around the World enjoy their new practice tee for many years to come.”