Expansion plan for Estonian club


Expansion plan for Estonian club
Sean Dudley

A new land purchase will allow the Estonian Golf & Country Club to expand to a 36 hole facility.

The recent purchase of 47.5 hectares of land adjacent to its nine-hole Stone curse will enable the club to remodel the existing course and add a further nine holes to make a new 18 hole layout.

Located 20 minutes outside Tallinn, the country’s capital the resort – part of the European Tour Courses network – will now cover 180 hectares of land, with two 18-hole golf courses and 125 real estate plots in six separate villages on the coast of the Gulf of Finland and banks of the Jgala River Delta.

The new course will be constructed on land within the Rebala National Heritage Area and will incorporate a number of ancient burial grounds dating back to the Bronze Age as well as giant granite boulders from the ice age.

Club president Mait Schmidt said: “We will be announcing a headline course architect in the coming months and expect work to commence on the new course at the end of next year. We have had plans to develop the Stone course into a full 18-hole golf course for some time and continue our vision of making Estonian Golf & Country Club one of Europe’s finest golf resorts.” The club's Sea course was designed by Finnish architect Lassi Pekka Tilander.