Nov 9th, 2016
New Jack Nicklaus course to open in Scotland in 2020
A new golfing Mecca?
Words: John Dean
A Jack Nicklaus designed golf course that will form part of a major resort will open in Scotland in 2020.
The historic Ury House in Aberdeenshire, which is being developed by FM Group, is being converted into a luxury 50-room boutique and spa, and is scheduled to open in 2020.
The multi-million pound resort will feature a Jack Nicklaus designed golf course that FM Group says will be a ‘mecca to golfers’.
ICMI will manage the hotel: they already manage a hotel that is owned by new world number 1 Andy Murray.
The present Ury House was designed by architect John Baird and dates from 1855. It was later extended in 1884 by Alexander Ross. After falling into disrepair, Ury House had its roof removed by the then owners in 1959 to avoid the payment of rates on the property.
The building was placed in the ‘high risk’ category of the Buildings at Risk Register in 1990.
Norbert Lieder, managing director of ICMI, said: “Ury Estate is going to become one of the UK’s top resorts. Our intention is to develop a location for people who live on the estate, golfers, the local community and visitors from around the world. As well as individually designed bedrooms and suites, there will be a clubhouse, restaurant and conference centre.”
“I believe there is a real need for a resort of this quality in the north east. We are already working closely with FM Group on the interior layout, design and customer offer.”