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Cruden Bay Course Improvements Featured on Golf Channel

The Golf Channel’s resident travel expert Matt Ginella filled in viewers on the current course improvement works taking place on one of Scotland’s most popular golf courses, Cruden Bay.

Note – Start viewing video from 4 minutes in

Golf architects Mackenzie & Ebert were tasked with implementing the changes to this popular visitor and member course in the northeast of Scotland. Most notably the 9th hole which has moved left, played to an infinity green formerly known as the 10th tee. As featured in the video,  the changes are hoped to transform the 9th from the weakest hole on the course (inland characteristics) to one of the strongest providing a character much more in keeping with the rest of the Tom Morris layout.

The new 10th with tee box right of the 9th now demands golfers to play the par 4 as a soft dogleg right driving over out of bounds. All at Cruden Bay Golf Club note the work so far has turned out better than they could ever had imagined.

Matt, a past guest of the podcast notes  Cruden Bay in his top 3 Scottish courses alongside Turnberry and the Old Course.

I like many wait with much anticipation to sample these changes with ball and stick. Fortunately as a member my wait won’t be as long as others.

Ru Macdonald  

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