Almost £2m has been ploughed in since 2004
By Chris Johnston
The Muir Group has significantly strengthened its hospitality offering with a six figure investment in Deer Park.
With £90,000 being spent to upgrade the golf course and purchase new equipment for maintenance, country club facilities were also refreshed this year. A total of £100,000 went towards redecorating the clubhouse and £80,000 was invested in state-of-the-art gym equipment.
This brings the total invested to almost £2 million since 2004.
“I am extremely proud of Deer Park. The country club holds a special place in my heart”, said Muir Group founder and chairman John Muir.
“All these improvements have our members in mind. After buying the facility almost 30 years ago, we have always listened and constantly worked to improve it wherever, and whenever possible.
“These changes gear the golf club up for the future and the tournament is a great way to kick-off Deer Park’s new era.”
Some of Scotland’s top professional golfers and more than 70 Scottish businesses from the construction industry and a range of other sectors recently plyed the revamped course at the EMTEC Deer Park Masters.
Deer Park GM Stuart Cruickshank said: “This is a huge boost for the local community. It’s wonderful to see not only the investment in the golf course, but also to the entire country club which includes a swimming pool, spa, gym, bowling centre, restaurant and much more.
“The EMTEC Deer Park Masters will be a celebration of what makes our club special – great golf being played in good spirit in spectacular surroundings. It’s a fantastic opportunity for visitors to experience the club and all the improvements first hand. The feedback we have received from our members, who feel the benefit of this investment day in and day out, has been extremely encouraging.”
The 6,727-yard course is regarded as one of the finest and most challenging golf courses in central Scotland.
BBC commentator Peter Alliss was part of the team which designed the course in 1978. The club has hosted a number of prestigious events, including the Scottish PGA championship.
Muir Group chairman John Muir founded the business in 1973 and purchased Deer Park in 1986.