Carnoustie golf links could get a major makeover ahead of a multi-million-pound payday as host of the Open Championship.
Golf’s oldest major tournament comes to Carnoustie in three years and organisers hope a £3 million upgrade to the links golf centre will bring £70 million in tourism cash to Angus and its surroundings.
Carnoustie Golf Links Management Committee believe the new-look centre in Links Parade would provide a balcony with an “inspiring view” over the first and last holes of the championship course.
Construction would begin after the British Seniors take place at the venue in autumn next year, and will be finished by the same period in 2017, ahead of the Open in July 2018.
The centre opened in summer 2011 and houses changing rooms, shop, foyer exhibition and meeting space.
The committee believes upgraded “support” facilities will help Carnoustie compete with other world-class golf venues for the Open and other competitions.
The public’s views on the plans are being welcomed and a decision is expected to go before councillors on the Angus development standards committee.
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