A STUNNING LOCATION FOR A MEMORABLE EXPERIENCE
When you first glimpse the landscape where The Angus will take shape, you can't help but feel you're somewhere Mother Nature intended for golf. It's a stunning location which, as it matures, will become an even more memorable experience.
The Angus, an 18-hole links making the most of the contoured landscape it will occupy, is the centrepiece of the £55million development near Broughty Ferry, Dundee, Scotland.
I first stayed at Kingennie during the Open at Carnoustie in 2007, and fell in love with the place – it's beautiful and perfect for a championship course.† The plans Mike Forbes has for The Angus as not just a golf course, but a leisure resort, are so impressive.
When Mike asked me to get involved in The Angus, my eyes lit up at the prospect of getting to design a signature course. His passion to succeed reminds me of my own drive to win.† We've worked so hard ever since that first day to create something special, for my fellow professionals to the keenest amateur.
It will be set over more than 200 acres with the course having a variety of tee platforms playing to some 6,300-7,000 yards. Alongside the main course, The Angus will feature a world-class golf youth academy led by Rudy Duran.
I'm working alongside the very talented people at Team Niblick, led by golf course architect Graeme Webster, who have laid the foundations for the course by blending the classic traditions of golf with their innovative and exciting approach to course design.
¬†We have some beautifully contoured land to work with and, being so close to Carnoustie, a short drive from St Andrews and on the road north towards Royal Aberdeen, The Angus really is in a magical position. I can't wait to play it myself.