Five greens at The Woll golf course, Ashkirk, are undergoing a major transformation after issues with the grass during this season.
Work on the original nine holes had been planned to start this winter, with the Brown family aiming at revamping a green each winter.
However, last winter left five greens unplayable for much of this year, so the owners took the decision to get the work carried out on the five greens affected in one go.
Nicholas Brown, director, said: “The old greens have served us well, but the new ones are being built to USGA specification, which is much higher than your average green.”
As well as being returfed, the 1st, 13th, 15th, 17th and 18th are being redesigned, including new approaches, bunkers and contours.
“We are giving the greens height and shape – it is a huge difference,” Mr Brown said.
“The other benefit is that the greens will be growing in size, so they will be easier to maintain, as we will have a bigger choice of pin positions.”
Golf Design Scotland, RDR Contracting and The Woll’s own greenkeeping staff are working on the changes, while an international grass expert has been brought in to assist.
Mr Brown said both Golf Design Scotland and agronomist Jonathan Pendry would be retained to help with future works on the golf course, including plans for the other original nine holes and some of the greens on the ‘new’ nine holes.
The work started in mid-September and is scheduled to be complete by the end of November, with play on the new greens starting next spring, depending on the winter weather.
In the meantime, temporary greens are in place and the course is open for play.