Public to be given a say on new multi-million-pound golf resort in St Andrews

A consultation is set to get underway on the build of a multi-million-pound leisure-led golf resort in St Andrews.

Investment consultants, GPH Engineering, are behind the proposals at the 100-hectare site which already has consent dating from 2004 for the development of an 18-hole championship golf course.

Work on the creation of the course, which is designed by 1973 Open Champion Tom Weiskopf, is already underway. A proposal of application notice (PAN) has been submitted to Fife Council informing it that a planning application for the wider development will be submitted following a consultation period on the plans.

If approved, the course will come alongside a clubhouse which the developer said combines ‘outstanding’ quality in accommodation, dining and leisure – with options available for community access.

The site includes the farm steading known as Feddinch Mains, which currently lies vacant and derelict and will form the focus for new facilities. All existing buildings at Feddinch Mains, with the exception of the farmhouse, are to be demolished as part of the proposed development.

GPH Engineering said that the plans will deliver ‘considerable’ employment opportunities along with increased investment in the local Fife community – this includes jobs created through the construction process and direct onsite jobs including clubhouse staff, greenkeepers, marketing and sales staff and administrative positions.

A spokesman from GPH Engineering said,”We’re delighted to be giving the public the chance to have a say on our ambitious development proposals at Feddinch Mains.

“This exciting golf-resort development will deliver first class golfing facilities and accommodation, delivering long-lasting economic benefits for the local community.

“We are consulting extensively and would encourage the local community to take part in our consultation, ensuring it has the opportunity to ask questions, input views and shape proposals.”