New Swan design in Lebanon


New Swan design in Lebanon
Sean Dudley
By Sean Dudley

UK golf architecture firm Swan Golf Designs has been selected to design a new golf course overlooking Beirut in Lebanon. It will be the country’s second golf course, the first being Lebanon Golf Club which lies next to Beirut Airport in the south of the city.

Swan Golf Designs, who helped with the renovation of Lebanon Golf Club in the early 2000s, will work alongside Middle Eastern engineering firm Khatib & Alami on the new project, which is part of a residential and commercial development. Swan will provide advice on the environmental impact and site layout as part of the permission process, before moving onto detailed design work.

The golf course will be set within indigenous forest in the hills to the east of Beirut, overlooking the city and Mediterranean Sea. Holes will sweep through the valleys and make the most of changes in elevation on the site.

William Swan says: “We’re delighted to have been chosen to design the new golf course in Lebanon. The site is challenging but will provide the opportunity for us to create some spectacular golf holes, taking advantage of the views across Beirut to the Mediterranean. We look forward to working with Khatib & Alami to create a development that not only stands out for its quality but also a project that will showcase what Lebanon has to offer.”