A SCOTTISH golf course is to create 20 additional jobs with a new £5 million community facility.

Work is now under way on the extension at Carnoustie Golf Links, with the introduction of a “world-class 100-cover bar and restaurant”, facilitated by support from the Royal Bank of Scotland.

The funding package will also see seven state-of-the-art golf simulators installed within the building, along with new locker rooms, caddy facilities and a pro shop.

The extension is set to open in March ahead of the 147th Open, which is being held on the Championship Course in July.

Michael Wells, chief executive at Carnoustie Golf Links, said: “Our new

world-class facilities aim to make golf as accessible as possible to the public and we’d encourage anyone, from novice to pro, to come along and experience Carnoustie.

“Whether you decide to tee it up on the historic links or not, everyone can enjoy a great atmosphere and great food at our new restaurant.”