A CLACKS golf club celebrated the 25th anniversary since they opened one of their nine hole courses.

The Naemoor course, located at Muckhart Golf Club, officially opened on July 25, 1998, becoming the third course to be offered by the club.

Still known to this day as ‘the new 9’, this course increased capacity at Muckhart to a unique 27-hole course in the heart of Scotland.

To celebrate 25 years of Naemoor, Muckhart Golf Club held a 9-hole scramble event followed by entertainment and prize giving in the hospitality suite.

Joe Watts, club operations manager at Muckhart, said the celebration was great fun and hopes to put on similar events in the future.

He said: “We put on this 9-hole scramble event for members, past members, juniors and partners.

“We invited them all down to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Naemoor course and then afterwards, we held prize-giving at the clubhouse.

“Our club captain, Gillian Doig, said a few words about the history of the course itself.

“It was a really good event, everyone enjoyed themselves and we had some excellent catering provided by Stewart Barlow from On-Par Catering.

“It was very well-attended and hopefully we will do another one, maybe a bit sooner than 25 years though!”

Since opening, Naemoor has allowed the club to offer two memberships for golfers – the Get into Golf membership for people new to the sport and the 9-hole which gives people access to this course alone.

Muckhart report that there has been a ninety per cent increase in people taking up these memberships over the past four years, which helps to secure the club for the future.

The Wee County golf club boast an impressive tally of over 800 members and welcomes more than 6000 visiting golfers each year.

The club’s membership has increased by 47 per cent over the last five years and interest in the annual Open tournaments are often oversubscribed.