New holes at Costa Daurada ahead of 2018 Mediterranean Games

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    Costa Daurada will host the golf tournament within the 2018 Mediterranean Games

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    The recent work has been led by Green Project, a Barcelona-based golf development firm

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    Five new holes have been developed as part of the recent project

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    Work on the new holes commenced in July 2016

Alejandro Nagy
By Alejandro Nagy

A major project at the Costa Daurada Golf Club near Tarragona, Spain, has been completed ahead of the 2018 Mediterranean Games.

Coordinated by Green Project, a Barcelona-based golf design firm, the project saw the removal of two holes due to nearby urban development, while two more holes were removed to create an 18-hole pitch and putt course at the club.

To cover the loss of these holes and other adjustments, five new holes were built on land known as ‘Mas d’en Sorder’, which was acquired by the club in the 1990s. Modifications to the existing routing have also taken place, with construction beginning in July 2016.

Construction was completed in June 2017, and the new holes opened for play in November 2017.

The original course at Costa Daurada was a nine-hole design by Pepe Gancedo, which was built the late 1970s. This was extended by Green Project between 1989 and 1991 to the current eighteen holes, with adjustments made to some of the original holes.

Twenty-five years later, Green Project returned to undertake a more in-depth renovation of the course. Key aims of the recent project include enhancing the general course standard and adapting it to modern design styles.

The work forms part of the Tarragona-El Catllar Sports City project, which began in 2013 with the aim of creating a residential and sports resort of the highest level on the coastline near Tarragona.

The course will host the golf tournament within the Mediterranean Games in June 2018.

This article was first published on golfindustria.es, the website dedicated to the Spanish golf industry.

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