Detailed plans for a £60m golf course, hotel and housing development at Forbes of Kingennie near Broughty Ferry, Dundee have been unveiled.
The Angus development would bring the region's first five-star hotel and the resort would feature an 18-hole championship golf course designed by Open Champion Darren Clarke.
MAP property & leisure developments (mappld) has signed a deal with global hotel group Wyndham to create the company’s first namesake Wyndham-branded hotel in Scotland to be called Wyndham Grand The Angus.
Plans for the resort also include a spa, leisure facilities and lodges as well as a golf club, golf academy and some residential housing.
The development is adjacent to the Forbes of Kingennie Country Resort, owned by local entrepreneur Mike Forbes, who has been working with Angus and Tayside Council for two years to develop the vision.
Initial plans were approved in November 2010.
It is anticipated that the new facility could create 200 full-time jobs after completion, with 300 posts generated during construction.
Mappld has now invested fully in the project and is moving the development forward to finalise the plans with an aim to begin initial construction work in Spring 2013. The project is estimated for completion in 2015.
Darren Clarke said: "I first had the good fortune to experience Kingennie, the location for Wyndham Grand The Angus, during the Open at Carnoustie in 2007, and was immediately captivated by the potential of the landscape for a world-class championship golf course.
"I am delighted to see that vision taking another step forward with the backing of the MAP property and leisure developments and Wyndham Hotel Group and look forward to striking the first ball in the not too distant future.”