American design firm Hurdzan Fry has been hired to create a golf development strategy for the Balkan country of Montenegro.
Montenegro’s Ministry of Spatial Planning and Environment is leading the project; the country currently has no golf courses.
Hurdzan Fry partner Dana Fry told GCA: “We are evaluating ten different sites for courses in the country. After the study is finished, the government will be looking for developers.”
Fry added that he is confident the problems of land title that have slowed golf development elsewhere in the region will not affect potential course projects in Montenegro. “The government owns the tracts of land in question, and developers will have to work with them,” he said. “I predict that five or more courses will be built in the country in the next five to ten years.”