Lawrie's course near Aberdeenshire resurfaces

 

Treading water since 2008, the planned Paul Lawrie “signature” golf course near Donald Trump’s resort in Aberdeenshire, Scotland has again bubbled to the surface.

Muir Group recently told the Aberdeen Evening Express that development plans have been prepared and that it expects local officials to rule on the project this fall.

“Despite the current economic climate,” Ronnie Muir said, “the Muir Group remains wholly committed to its delivery.”

Lawrie’s 7,400-yard, par-73 course will take shape at Blairs College, an ancient, ramshackle property that Muir plans to transform into a community with 280 single-family houses (some of them “affordable” units) and an upscale hotel with meeting space. Lawrie, who lives within eyesight of the abandoned college, believes the course will be worthy of hosting an event on the European Tour. “

I have lots of ideas and am itching to get started on my first course design project,” he says on his website.

Lawrie will co-design the course with Robin Hiseman, an architect from Berkshire, England-based European Golf Design.

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