|Royal Portrush Appoint Mackenzie & Ebert to Advise on Revamp Ahead of Open Return|
|Stadia / Venues /Arena infrastructure|
Tuesday, 08 July 2014 13:54
Architecture firm Mackenzie & Ebert Ltd. have been appointed to suggest changes to the Dunluce Course and Valley Courses in anticipation of The Open Championship being held at Royal Portrush Golf Club in the future.
Mackenzie & Ebert Ltd. has provided golf course architectural advice to Royal Portrush on both courses since Mackenzie & Ebert was formed in 2005. A fundamental priority regarding the changes to the Dunluce Course will be to respect the original design characteristics of Harry Colt and to imagine what he would advise in the same circumstances.
Plans will be submitted for consideration and approval by the members in the near future.
Martin Ebert will be the partner in charge at Royal Portrush Golf Club who said: “The opportunity to work upon such great courses as the Dunluce and Valley is a great honour for us. The setting for the courses is magnificent and the detail of the Harry Colt designed greens and green surrounds illustrates the finest qualities of his work. We look forward to imperceptibly blending the changes in to the existing course features.”
”We are again delighted to have Mackenzie and Ebert appointed to undertake such important work on behalf of Royal Portrush. Mackenzie and Ebert have been instrumental in advising Royal Portrush over the last nine years and this work will be their greatest challenge to date. This is a wonderful and exciting opportunity and I am totally confident Mackenzie and Ebert will deliver a result for the world of golf to be proud of.”
The Open is returning to Northern Ireland for the first time since 1951 with 2019 a possibly date.
Mackenzie & Ebert Ltd advise five of the nine current Open venues, including Turnberry, Royal St. George’s, Royal Lytham and St Annes, Royal Troon and Carnoustie.