Murrayshall invests in Ventrac

By Alistair April 28, 2022 09:37

The 2021-2022 season saw Murrayshall place a major focus on its two golf courses, both of which sit proudly within its 365 acre estate in Perthshire, with the undertaking of many exciting and innovative projects.

New state-of-the-art maintenance equipment has further improved golfers’ experience at Murrayshall Country Estate as part of an investment of almost £1 million in its two parkland courses.

Purchase of the Ventrac system is part of a wide ranging package of golfing enhancements to the two parkland courses at the historic estate at Scone on the outskirts of Perth.

“The magnificent settings of our Murrayshall and Lynedoch courses present particular challenges, especially when maintaining the woodland margins,” explained general manager Gary Silcock. “The new system allows us to actively manage maintenance projects on the courses and throughout the estate more quickly, adding value to the golfing experience.”

The equipment consists of a compact tractor unit with two mowing decks, a trencher to create and maintain ditches, a power broom and a snow blade. The creation of meandering ditches, which also help drainage, is part of the programme of course improvements.

“Its versatility with multiple attachments ensures we have a portfolio of tools to tackle most jobs without the need to hire in additional machinery,” Silcock added. “It will make golfers’ journey around Murrayshall even more pleasant and interesting, and is one of many steps towards fulfilling our ambition to become one of Scotland’s premier golfing destinations.”

As well as its 365 acre estate, Murrayshall consists of a hotel with 40 rooms and suites, and two restaurants.


By Alistair April 28, 2022 09:37

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