Golf course fit for Kings opens in Inverness
The newest golf course in Inverness has swung into action as it has officially been opened.
Kings Golf Club held its opening ceremony marking the completion of the new course and club house.
Three time Ryder Cup captain Bernard Gallacher officially declared the course open by hitting the ball from the first tee on Friday afternoon.
Formerly known as Torvean Golf Club, Kings Golf Club is a £12.35 million investment as part of the Inverness West Link Road project.
Construction of the course began in August 2016 and was completed this summer.
Club president Hamish Spence said the opening of the course was a significant moment for golf in Inverness.
"The official opening of the Kings Golf Club Inverness marks the beginning of a new era for golfers, of all ages and abilities, in Inverness and the wider Highlands.
"This day sees the culmination of almost 10 years of hard work in the planning, design and construction.
"The club would like to take the opportunity afforded by the occasion to thank members and officials of The Highland Council along with the many others who were involved in the project, in one form or another, for the creation of, what is, a truly first class golfing facility, fitting of the 21st century.
“At a time when a number of other golf clubs, the length and breadth of the United Kingdom are being forced to close their doors, through lack of investment, it is refreshing to see that the sport is very much alive and thriving in the capital of the Highlands."
Course architect Stuart Rennie said: "It has been a pleasure to assist The Highland Council from inception to completion on such a key project where we have delivered on time to enable the second phase of the West Link project to progress.
"Since the soft opening of the golf course earlier in the year I have been lucky enough to experience playing the course, seen others enjoy the overall facilities and I have personally received fantastic feedback which is extremely humbling."