A touch of Scotland at the heart of golf

Welcome To The Patch

Message from the Chairman

In our opinion, we already have the best golf course in the world on our doorstep. Together with the Masters Tournament and how it’s run has to be one of the top sporting events in the world. In terms of a golf club, our famous neighbor is a lot more family friendly and club oriented than most people think. They don’t just set the yard stick for golf in Augusta, they set the standard for the world. We need to think differently. At The Patch we intend to raise standards not prices. We will have an open door policy and all are welcome.

We will improve the golf course over time, it will start with general housekeeping and repairs to areas that need attention. Then we will embark on some course changes to the new signature holes - numbers thirteen and fourteen.

A touch of Scotland and a piece of Augusta.

On hole thirteen we will have a Scottish Bunker (unlucky for some), it will be named after a quarry in my hometown of Aberdeen in Scotland - in its day it was the largest man made hole in Europe. If you land in this bunker, we hope you’re not keeping score. When you do get up and down from it in regular play, make sure you come into the pro shop for your prize.

On hole fourteen we hope to make it one of the prettiest holes in Augusta, a par 3 with trees, a water feature and lots of flowers. We are currently talking to the Sub Air people just now about putting in one of their systems and replacing the green.

In time, we would also like a back tee built at fifteen and a relocation of the eighteenth green with the clubhouse behind it.

Upon completing the outside alterations we intend to improve the practice area and add a bunker and chipping area.

The last of the main changes will be the clubhouse, we propose to construct mens and ladies locker rooms with shower facilities. When finished, we hope to have a great little course that is pleasant to play, has some interesting, unique features and is fair and reasonably priced.

Brian Hendry

The Patch