New putting green is stroke of genius

HOPES are high that a new putting green in Kilmacolm will prove a stroke of genius following investment by Inverclyde Council.

The 18-hole mini-golf course is now open at Birkmyre Park next to the gym and changing pavilion.

It has been created by the local authority at a cost of £13,000 and will be managed by Inverclyde Leisure (IL).

People can play for free if they use their own clubs and balls or hire equipment for a small fee at the nearby gym reception.

As well as a state-of-the-art gym and the new mini-golf course, the park is home to grass pitches, a multi-use games area, children’s play park, rugby playing fields and café.

Councillor Michael McCormick, Inverclyde Council’s convener of environment and regeneration, said: “This is an excellent addition to the first-class facilities we already have here at Birkmyre Park and is in fact a welcome return as there used to be a putting green here many years ago. 

Birkmyre Park putting green in Kilmacolm from left Jamie Cunningham from Inverclyde Leisure with Councillors McCabe, McCormick and Wilson
Birkmyre Park putting green in Kilmacolm, from left, Jamie Cunningham from Inverclyde Leisure with Councillors McCabe, McCormick and Wilson.

“A game of mini-golf is always great fun no matter your age or ability and I’m sure it will be well-used by locals and visitors alike.

“It gives people near and far another reason to discover what Inverclyde has to offer throughout our towns and villages, including here in Kilmacolm.”

The council will maintain the putting green while IL will handle the hiring of putters, balls and laying out of flags.

Jamie Cunningham, Inverclyde Leisure facilities manager, said: “It’s great to have the putting green back in action at Birkmyre and adds to the fantastic facilities on offer at the park.

“Putting has always been a popular past time and with people spending more time enjoying the outdoors we are sure many will stop by for a game.”

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