Sport Aberdeen is pleased to announce that it will be undertaking a significant programme of capital investment at the MacKenzie Championship Course at Hazlehead Park, the only public Championship course in the North East of Scotland.

Sport Aberdeen, which manages the course on behalf of Aberdeen City Council, is focusing on addressing underlying drainage and associated water logging issues to key holes and areas of the course, as identified by an independent drainage consultation.

Improvement work will commence on 16 July 2018 and is expected to take around 10 weeks. There will be no public access to the course until the beginning of the new golf season in April 2019. This will allow ground repairs and fine turf management to be fully effective.

Colin Taylor, Chairman of Sport Aberdeen said:

“The capital works represent a significant investment by Sport Aberdeen to enhance the playability and conditioning of the course, which will reduce days lost as a result of bad weather.

“We fully appreciate the inconvenience that this improvement work will cause, but it is important that we protect the investment we are making and allow the ground in the affected areas to recover and for new growth to bed in.

“We are pleased to be working in partnership with Hazlehead Golf Club on this project to maintain the integrity of this iconic golf course, which will strengthen our golf offering and signify our commitment to investing in the sport and leisure facilities within the city”.