INVESTMENT consultants, GPH Engineering, has announced exciting proposals to progress the development of a multi-million-pound golf resort at Feddinch Mains, St Andrews.
The proposals for the leisure-led development include a clubhouse, golf accommodation including up to 39 luxury suites, a spa and restaurant.
Lying 2.5 km south west of St Andrews, adjacent to the A915, the 97.58-hectare site already has consent dating from 2004 for the development of an 18-hole championship golf course. Designed by 1973 Open champion, Tom Weiskopf, work is currently underway on the course, delivering some lovely coastal views in an unrivalled location and taking advantage of a growing interest in golf.
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, regenerating and re-using previously developed land. The applicants understand the benefits of embracing heritage; in a considered approach, the conservation of the existing listed farmhouse will permit an additional apartment to be formed.
If approved, the resort will provide golf club members and their guests with unrivalled standards. They will have access to a stunning clubhouse that combines outstanding quality in accommodation, dining and leisure. There will also be options available for community access.
The Feddinch development 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. Off-site employment will also be supported through the spending of new members and their guests visiting local attractions.