Britain's most expensive golf club set to open

Club in St Andrews is under construction for a whopping

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Thu, 17 Oct 2013

Britain's most expensive golf club set to open

BRITAIN'S most expensive golf club is being built in St Andrews and is targeting super-rich foreigners.

The club will have £200,000 joining fees, with annual subscriptions of around £5,000, and membership will by invitation only, targeting wealthy people not living in Scotland.

It is costing £25 million to build and will consist of 19 holes, one extra to settle matches, with the opening projected in three years. It will be the only private members’ golf club at the ‘home of golf’.

It is believed this will make St Andrews International Golf Club the most expensive golf club to join in British history, eclipsing the likes of Loch Lomond and Queenwood in Surrey, which are both reported to command five and six figure joining fees.

Ewan McKay, St Andrews International Golf Club director, said: “The market for this place is basically people resident some distance away, more than likely overseas. We’ve had big interest from Asia in particular.

“The idea is that they can come here for a week and stay at their home at the home of golf, and we will then arrange their golf.

“That is very appealing to them. I find it quite extraordinary that there is no such thing as a private golf club with its own private golf course at the home of golf.”

Tom Weiskopf, winner of the 1973 Open Championship, has designed the course, ‘The Feddinch’.

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