This evening members of Cruden Bay Golf Club have passed a motion to see improvement works to holes 9,10 and 16 by architects Tom Mackenzie and Martin Ebert of Mackenzie and Ebert commissioned this coming winter.
A perspective of the new and improved view from Cruden Bay’s 9th tee looking south on top of the 14th and providing a 360 panoramic of the course.
Cruden Bay, a Tom Simpson and Old Tom Morris classic is marvelled all over the round for its variety of holes and stunning views providing golfers with an authentic Scottish golf experience.
Plans will see the mundane 9th transformed from the weakest hole, left to the cliff edge providing a greater links tone and views which will undoubtedly become some of the most sought after during a future golf vacation. Hole 10 will remain elevated but move right of the new 9th green perched on the previous 10th tee (Hope you are still following). Finally the famous ‘coffins’ 16th will have minor alterations to front left predominantly reinstated back to its 1930s natural form.
The architects and club fully appreciate the historic importance of the links and it’s stature in the game. Change inevitability happens on these true Scottish links but let’s remember this is far from change for changes sake. Any alteration should be for the better of the course. These changes might just wake this sleeping giant from the doldrums of its glamorous past. Stay posted for more information as the developments and work are under way this October.