German project for Swan


Sean Dudley
By Sean Dudley

British design practice Swan Golf Designs has won a major new contract in Germany. The company has been commissioned by owner Prince Johannes zu Waldburg-Wolfegg to redesign the 45-hole Waldsee Golf Resort in Bavaria.

Prince Johannes said: "The 45-hole golf complex at Waldsee has enormous potential and for a project such as this, one that is expected to span ten years, the choice of architect was an important one. In choosing Howard and his team I have absolute faith I have made the right choice."

Swan said: "By being able to re-route both the Old and New courses and incorporate a centre of excellence with the range, the academy and the short course, we will be able to enhance the beauty of the landscape while creating holes that will offer a variety of challenges to golfers of all standards."

Meanwhile Swan's renovation of the Karnataka Golf Association course in Bangalore, India, is due to be opened in November.

This article first appeared in issue 14 of Golf Course Architecture, published in October 2008.