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Yellowstone Club World (St Andrews
International Golf Club) News Archive
In March 2004, St Andrews International Golf Club gained
planning approval for a private club for both UK and overseas members, on 244
acres of land at Feddinch, in countryside to the south of the town.
According to the planning application, the development will
include an 18-hole golf course and a clubhouse complex - with 40 two-bedroomed
suites, dining room and bar, and leisure facilities including a gym, swimming
pool, sauna and jacuzzi. According to planning conditions, the entire clubhouse
complex must be accommodated on the original steading footprint and £7m
of 'committed funding' must be in place before work can start.
In August 2005, plans for the multi-million pound private
golf and leisure complex took a step forward with news that the venture was to
become part of one of the worlds exclusive membership organisations.
An association has been formed with Tim Blixseth, who owns the Yellowstone
Club in Montana - apparently the worlds only private golf and ski
community. The Yellowstone Club plans to provide its members with a further
nine top class resort and golfing facilities throughout the world.
According to SIGC director Ewan McKay, Members will be
able to stay at The Yellowstone Club in Montana, a castle in England or
Ireland, a villa in Tuscany, the new Feddinch private golf club at St Andrews,
a golf club at Cabo San Lucas in Mexico, a fishing lodge in Alaska where
members can fish for salmon on six remote rivers, and several other beach, spa
and golfing facilities around the world.
Tim aims to create the most exclusive resort club in
the world, which will allow its members to enjoy the finest facilities
available. Members will also benefit from entitlement to use the clubs
luxurious yachts and fleet of private jets.
The Feddinch complex was to have been developed under the
name of Yellowstone Club World.
BUT now we learn that: Plan for
super-rich members golf club in disarray as land up for sale
St Andrews International Golf Club originally appeared on
the scene in 1998 with a proposal for development at Scooniehill. The Scottish Executive rejected
that original proposal in 2001.
The developer revised his plans and in December 2002
submitted a new proposal for development at Feddinch (02/03453/EOPP). That 2002
Feddinch planning application stalled. Fife Council regarded the application as
premature until new green belt boundaries are decided as part of the new local
The developer appealed directly to the Scottish Executive
for swift consideration of the 2002 proposal.
More recently, the developer 'resubmitted' an application
with Fife Council (03/03525/EEIA).
The appeal was sisted by the appellants pending the outcome
of the resubmitted application.
Note: these current Feddinch proposals are in no way
related to the original Feddinch proposal for
a massive golf-related leisure complex with 600 residential units (later
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Yellowstone Club Creditors Target Credit Suisse,
Jonathan Weber, Newwest.net, Montana, 12 February
The $375 million loan made by Credit Suisse to the
Yellowstone Club in 2005 ended up mostly in the pockets of Tim and Edra
Blixseth, according to court papers filed late Wednesday, and thus constituted
a fraudulent transfer that aided and abetted the club
founders in breaching their fiduciary duties to the club.
Plan for super-rich members golf club in disarray
as land up for sale more
Martin Williams, The Herald, 2 February 2009
Plans to develop a new multi-million-pound private golf
course and exclusive members' club for the world's richest of the rich near St
Andrews are in disarray.
Timber tycoon developer now owns chunk of
Round Valley neighbors unhappy with clearcutting
The Idaho Statesman, 13 September 2005
Tim Blixseth, the new owner of 180,000 acres of Idaho
timberland, says he wants to be a good neighbor
Mega-rich offered $10m
Tony Allen-Mills, The Sunday Times, 28 August
The property market may be wilting but there was good news
last week for the owners of 50-bedroom castles. An American entrepreneur with
$500m (£277m) to spend is looking for a landmark property for the
worlds most exclusive travel club.
Resort developers launch ultra-exclusive
Robert Frank, The Wall Street Journal, 26 August
The race to build the most exclusive resort club has reached
a new extreme: a $10 million membership fee.
Tee-off time for new golf complex more
Gordon Berry, The Courier, 26 August 2005
The multi-million pound plans for a golf and leisure complex
at Feddinch, near St Andrews, have taken a massive step forward with news that
the venture is to become part of one of the worlds exclusive membership
Blixseth Goes Worldwide more
Scott McMillion, Staff Writer, Bozeman Daily Chronicle,
25 August 2005
The Yellowstone Club is going worldwide, offering some of
the priciest, most exclusive vacations on the globe for people who can afford
Detailed plans for course
The Courier, 15 January 2005
Plans for a new multi-million pound golf and leisure
development near St Andrews took another major step forwards yesterday as
detailed plans for the golf course element of the scheme were submitted to Fife
Course a dream come true for golf
The Courier, 16 October 2004
The chance to design a championship standard golf course at
St Andrews is a dream come true, former Open champion Tom Weiskopf
told The Courier yesterday.
Green light for golf development access
The Citizen, 8 October 2004
Plans to form an extra access on the A915 St Andrews to
Largoward road for a proposed private golf course at Feddinch Mains have been
voted in by councillors, despite road safety concerns.
Go-ahead for new Fife golf
Gordon Berry, The Courier, 31 March 2004
Tens of millions of pounds worth of new investment could
soon be coming to St Andrews along with dozens of new jobs as a result of the
approval of major planning applications relating to golf and leisure.
Mixed feelings over new golf course
Rosemary Dewar, The Citizen, 6 February 2004
Once bitten, twice shy, was the apparent feeling of
councillors considering the pros and cons of a private golf course development
proposed for the countryside on the outskirts of St Andrews.
Warning to golf developers more
Michael Alexander, The Courier, 31 January 2004
The applicant behind a proposed new multi-million pound golf
and leisure development near St Andrews has got a sticky albatross called
St Andrews Bay around its neck and the situation will stay that way until
councillors are satisfied transport problems experienced with that application
are not repeated.
244-acre golf development under
Gordon Berry, The Courier, 26 January 2004
Proposals for a new multi-million pound golf and leisure
development near St Andrews will come under the public spotlight for the first
time at a meeting in the small rural community of Cameron later this week.
Feddinch golf course plans
The Citizen, 7 November 2003
Plans to construct a private golf course at Feddinch Mains,
outside St Andrews have been re-submitted to Fife Council after the initial
application was the subject of an appeal to the Scottish Executive.
Golf project takes new turn more
The Courier, 7 November 2003
Developers behind plans for a multi-million pound golf and
leisure project on a rural site near St Andrews have made another move in their
bid to obtain planning consent.
Councillors back multi-million pound golf and leisure
Gordon Berry, The Courier, 10 October 2003
The developers behind plans for a multi-million pound golf
and leisure development near St Andrews have been given the backing of
councillors as they continue their fight to obtain planning consent.
Council urged to defend appeal over golf
Gordon Berry, The Courier, 6 October 2003
Proposals for a multi-million-pound golf and leisure
development on a rural site south-west of St Andrews would be
prejudicial to the forthcoming consideration of the new green belt
for the town, according to council officials. They have made it clear they want
Fife Council to defend an appeal just lodged with the Scottish Executive in
relation to a 244-acre site at Feddinch.
Golfing complex developer's Holyrood
The Courier, 1 September 2003
The developer behind plans for a £15 million golf and
leisure development to the south of St Andrews has taken the decision-making
process out of the hands of Fife Council by lodging a direct appeal with the
Green belt fears over golf plans more
Gordon Berry, The Courier, 3 February 2003
Planning approval for a major golf and leisure development
at Feddinch Mains, near St Andrews, would result in a change in the landscape
setting of the town.
Proposed clubhouse 'visible from
Michael Alexander, The Courier, 14 January 2003
A clubhouse, proposed as part of a major new golf and
leisure development at Feddinch, southwest of St Andrews, would be
clearly visible from the town, according to St Andrews Preservation
Trust, which has expressed its serious concern to Fife Council over
the £15 million project.
Fears raised about impact of golf
Gordon Berry, The Courier, 10 January 2003
Proposals for a major new golf and leisure development at
Feddinch, to the south west of St Andrews, have failed to overcome problems of
impact on the countryside.
£15m Fife golf development
Gordon Berry, The Courier, 30 October 2002
Development pressure on St Andrews intensified further
yesterday as plans for a £15 million golf and leisure development were
lodged with Fife Council.
Golf club plans cause concern more
Tom Chadwick, The Citizen, 12 July 2002
Fresh plans for a 184 acre £15 million golf club
development at Feddinch Mains, on the outskirts of St Andrews, are in the
pipeline - but St Andrews Preservation Trust still have concerns.
Developers confident over golf project
The Courier, 8 July 2002
Developers behind the latest plans for a major golf and
leisure development around St Andrews said yesterday that significant
amendments had been made to the proposals in light of comments made by the
local community council and other groups.
Views are sought over golf plan more
Gordon Berry, The Courier, 29 November 2001
Developers behind the latest plans for major golf and
leisure related development around St Andrews yesterday said that they had
already acted on suggestions made by the local community council.
Honesty pledge by golf planners more
Gordon Berry, The Courier, 24 November 2001
The developers behind the latest plans for a major golf and
leisure related development at St Andrews have pledged that they will be open,
honest, transparent and up-front as their proposals are debated locally.
Proposals for £25m golf complex
The Courier, 23 November 2001
New proposals for a multi-million pound golf and leisure
complex development on the outskirts of St Andrews have been unveiled by St
Andrews International Golf - nine months after its controversial plan for a
£25 million golf scheme at nearby Scooniehill was turned down following a
public inquiry. more Golf Development
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