Tuesday, 30 August 2016


Throughout the summer there has been lots of wildlife to be seen on the links. Swallows Swifts and Sand Martins were often seen overhead but will soon be migrating to Africa for the winter. Roe Deer are also often seen, especially on the Broomfield course. Although rarely spotted because they are more active at night, foxes are present on the golf courses.

 During the finals of Open week this Common Lizard was seen sun bathing on the first tee, not at all bothered by all the golfers.

A family of Wrens were spotted outside the greenkeepers sheds. There were at least 5 young, one of which can be seen in the photo below.

Butterflies and Moths can frequently be seen. A few photographed over the last couple of months are pictured below. 

 Garden Tiger
Small Tortoiseshell
 Common Blue
 Six Spot Burnet
Brimstone Moth
Common White Wave Moth

The golf courses have always got a great variety of wild flowers that flourish within the rough grasslands. Some like the Foxgloves are quite dramatic while others like Thyme and the rare Maiden Pink can easily be missed
 Wild Thyme
Maiden Pink

It's been another typical Scottish summer with a lot of rain together with the odd sunny day. It won't be long now until the distinctive sound of the Pink Foot Geese can be heard overhead, a tell tale sign that Autumn is on its way.

Les Rae,
First Assistant,
 Montrose Golf Links Limited.

Monday, 29 August 2016


We have recently installed chain link fencing along the roadside behind the 9th and 18th Broomfield holes. Due the amount of cars parking alongside the course there were safety fears regarding golfers and members of the public trying to cross the road. Children were especially at risk having to cross between parked cars.
 The newly installed fencing.

Dropped kerbs were installed by the Council and together with the fencing there are now designated crossing points. It would be appreciated if anyone who parks along the roadside could leave these access points well clear.

One of the dropped kerbs.

I am sure everyone agrees the importance of trying to ensure that anyone crossing the road can do so safely.

Les Rae,
First Assistant,
Montrose Golf Links Limited.