An Aberdeen golf club has revealed plans for a new driving range on a nearby stretch of land.
Craibstone Golf Course has submitted plans for a five-bay range in a field which until recently was full of trees.
But with the neighbouring forestry business having harvested its stock, bosses have launched a bid to add to their Bucksburn sports facility.
They have applied to change to the use of the land from forestry to leisure, paving the way for the range on the edge of Parkhead Wood.
If approved, the range would be enclosed on three sides by mature trees owned by the club and on the fourth side by other commercial forestry land – making it secluded and not visible from outside the course.
It is not expected that any trees would be felled to make way.
In their application, brought forward by Graham Mitchell Architects, owners Marshall Leisure claimed it was an “increasing expectation” that a club should offer a driving range.
They added: “It is expected it would help with member retention, attract non-members to the club, and thus further diversify and expand its client base.
“This comes at time when due to external economic pressures, clubs are facing the difficult task of maintaining membership numbers and revenue flow.”