Nairn Golf Club in Scotland is close to completing its preparations for this year’s Curtis Cup, which it will host in June.
The three year project to upgrade the course will conclude this month, with the last of 60 bunkers earmarked for new revetting is finished.
The renovation work being carried out across the famous links has resulted in 60 per cent of Nairn’s bunkers getting new look. The project, executed over three successive winters, began as soon as it was confirmed that the club would host the event.
“We started planning as soon as we knew the Curtis Cup was coming to Nairn,” explained golf course manager Iain Carson. “As soon as we knew, we started formulating what we wanted to do to ensure the whole course would be in tip-top condition come June.”
This year’s mild winter has helped the project progress quickly. “Because we haven’t had the snow we had during the last two seasons, we’ve been able to get a lot more done. More bunkers have been revetted and we’ve been able to get on with work on the greens, tees and fairways. It has allowed us to do an awful lot more on the golf course to help prepare for the summer,” said Carson.
“Our Curtis Cup squad will visit in March when the players will get their first taste of the wonderful links at Nairn. It is without doubt one of the finest courses in the land and everyone at the club is working hard to ensure that this year’s Curtis Cup match will be one to remember. All aspects of the infrastructure planning are on schedule and we just need the spectators to cheer on our team to victory”, said LGU chief executive Shona Malcolm.