New layout for Broomfield Course

The picture shows Derek Bruce, club captain of Montrose Caledonia Golf Club; Andy Boyd, chairman Montrose Golf Links; and Ray Wilkie, club captain of Montrose Mercantile Golf Club.
The picture shows Derek Bruce, club captain of Montrose Caledonia Golf Club; Andy Boyd, chairman Montrose Golf Links; and Ray Wilkie, club captain of Montrose Mercantile Golf Club.

The Broomfield Golf Course at Montrose Golf Links has a new layout with both the front nine and back nine finishing in front of the Caledonia Golf Club.

The new ninth was previously the seventh, therefore altering hole layouts was an easy way to achieve what Montrose Golf Links Limited required.

The new layout was launched on Friday (April 25) by the chairman of Montrose Golf Links and representatives from two of the three Montrose clubs, and is one of the ideas from the Marketing Committee as evidence has shown the demand for nine hole courses has increased.

The holes on the Broomfield Course order of play, using the old numbers, will be 1 – 3, 16, 15, 4 – 14, 17 – 18. As part of the process of changing the course alignment, all 18 holes were re-measured, which has resulted in small changes to the length of most holes.

CONGU recommendations and an analysis of playing difficulty have been used to produce a new stroke index for the Broomfield Course. New cards have been printed are now available .

Andy Boyd, chairman of Montrose Golf Links Limited, said: “The new lay out will I am sure be very popular with golfers of all ages and our greens staff have been busy adapting the Broomfield course to the new layout.”