Arnold Palmer firm designs second nine holes at Fasano Las Piedras

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    Arnold Palmer Design Company is adding nine holes at Las Piedras in Uruguay

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    Thad Layton designed the existing nine in 2012

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    Layton expects construction to begin on the second nine in spring 2019

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    “The site has an ideal amount of embedded slope,” said Layton

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    The existing course was part of a high-end estate development for Brazilian developer JHSF

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    “We're stoked with the golf-centric feel that this traditional 18-hole loop will provide,” said Layton

Richard Humphreys
By Richard Humphreys

Arnold Palmer Design Company is to add nine holes to the existing nine-hole course at Fasano Las Piedras in Punta del Este, Uruguay.

The first nine at Fasano Las Piedras opened in 2012, and was designed by Thad Layton, architect and vice president at APDC. The high-end Fasano Las Piedras resort, which also includes a hotel, villas and equestrian centre, was developed by Brazilian real estate firm JHSF.

Construction of the additional nine holes is expected to begin in spring 2019.

“We’re building nine new holes that will connect the recently constructed Fasano Las Piedras Hotel to the existing course we completed five years ago,” said Layton. “We're stoked with the golf-centric feel that this traditional 18-hole loop will provide. When completed, it's sure to be unlike any other golf course we've ever done.

“The site has an ideal amount of embedded slope; requiring minimal earthwork to create well drained, playable surfaces while allowing for captivating ground-game options.”

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