13th hole at Montrose Golf Links shortened after wind damage

The damaged netting at the 13th hole
The damaged netting at the 13th hole

A hole at the historic Montrose Golf Links has been shortened due to netting being damaged by the recent strong winds.

During the early hours of Friday (January 9) the structure which supports the netting at the 13th hole suffered damage.

The structure has been made safe and is currently laying on the ground to the side of the 13th fairway, awaiting insurance assessors viewing it.

A spokesperson for Montrose Golf Links said: “MGLL will need to reinstate the structure/netting and is currently in the throes of obtaining quotations etc., before building work can commence.

“Because of the nature of the work to be carried out – a mixture of civil and structural, completion of the work will take a few weeks.

“MGLL have a long standing obligation to protect the house at the 13th from golf balls hitting it and, therefore, have made the following temporary changes to the course: the 13th hole will be shortened to a 150 yard par three; in order to have more length on the back 9, the 14th and 15th holes will use the summer teeing areas.

“We apologise for any inconvenience caused.”