East Ayrshire Leisure
9 Feb 2022
Update from East Ayrshire Leisure
As we move towards the new season, I would like to provide you we the following updates regarding our season tickets, major works and priorities we are going to be working on this year and the impact it will have on the golf course.
Due to the works that we are planning to improve the course even further this year, it was agreed by our Board of Trustees to continue to freeze the charges at the course for another year.
Season tickets will be on sale from Tuesday 1st March with another early bird offer. We plan, in addition to purchasing onsite or over the phone, to offer an online season ticket purchasing option again this year and have been working with our service provider to improve the experience based on feedback from last year.
This is in its final testing stages so we will provide you with user instructions once this is completed. Similar to last year we will be issuing out season ticket tags for your golf bags so please ensure you collect them from the starters office following the purchase of your season ticket. You must also present the relevant concessionary ID for the season ticket purchased where applicable.
Adult Season Ticket (full price £250, 15% discount applied due to works £212.50) Early bird offer available until Sunday 10th April - £200)
Concession Season ticket (full price £150, 15% discount applied due to works £127.50. Early bird offer available until Sunday 10th April - £120)
A list of available concessions and proof of circumstance required to be shown to the starter can be found here
Youth Season ticket - £25, available for under 18’s.
We must stress youth season tickets should only be purchased by individuals who have an interest in golf and can play the sport. We also advice at under 14yr olds should maybe be accompanied by an adult to begin with to learn the rules and etiquette of the course.
Single Use Buggies
As we move closer to the start of the new season, we can confirm that our Estates team will monitor the course conditions daily and inform the golf starters office if the course is safe and suitable for single use buggies. We ask that prior to booking or arriving on a pre booked date, that you check-in with the starters office for the latest updates on the course conditions for that day (or the day before if the weather forecast could raise a doubt).
Golf Boards / Two seater Buggies
It is anticipated that both will be in use for March (weather permitting). Our Golf board prices remain at £10 (season ticket holders) and £15 (non-season ticket holders). Two seater golf buggies remain at £20
Locker registration will open again from 1st March, with the deadline for fee’s being due by 1st April 2022. Anyone who misses the deadline will lose their locker. Locker fees have been frozen and remain at £50 for the year 1st April 2022 – 31st March 2023.
Pipeline Remedial Works
We have agreed that RJ McLeod can come back on site to carry out an agreed programme of remedial works to the area of the course where the pipeline was installed.
We are still waiting for their programme, but it is likely that they will be on site towards the end of March for a period of about 4 weeks. The course will not be closed while this work is being undertaken.
There may be temporary, localised closures from time to time as required and we’ll let you know as soon as we can if these smaller closures are required.
Redesign of Greens and Tees
We are just about to appoint a specialist sports ground architect to redesign the 1st green and the 4th tee. We had hoped that this would have been done and all works completed by the start of the new season.
Unfortunately, this is not going to be possible and we will need to reintroduce the temporary arrangements that were in place last year for the 1st green.
The green will be moved to the top of the hill again for regular play and the main green will only be in play for competitions. This arrangement will be in place from the 1st March.
Path Networks and Biodiversity
We have received funding to improve the paths across the golf course for golfers and the general public. This will allow us to direct the general public and hopefully reduce the impact that walkers have on play.
We are also planning some biodiversity enhancements on site including site boundary hedging, ladies and ditches and wildflower planting.
To minimise the impact on the golf course, we will be co-ordinating the programme for this work with the changes to the greens and tees.
We hope you’ll agree that now the mud has ‘disappeared’, the drainage that we installed across the 18th, 3rd and 2nd has made a significant difference. We have a site visit next week to inspect the works.
Hopefully after that, we can look to remove the posts.
We have all worked very hard together in the last couple of years and we hope that you can appreciate that these works are making a difference to the course. We thank you for your continued support, patience and understanding and hope you enjoy the forthcoming season at Annanhill.
Sport & Fitness Development Manager