Player’s Mountain Park in South Carolina set to open


Player’s Mountain Park in South Carolina set to open
Sean Dudley
By Sean Dudley

The latest signature design from the Gary Player Design company, Mountain Park Golf Course in South Carolina, is to open on 27 September.

The 7,218-yard course has been created with the aim of striking a balance between the highest environmental standards and playability levels for golfers of all abilities.

“We are thrilled to unveil our Mountain Park course,” said Gary Player. “I am confident its unique character will be well received. It is a stunning setting, and we are extremely pleased with the course from a design perspective.”

Player will host a morning clinic and grand opening tournament for members of Mountain Park as part of the opening ceremonies.

“Links-style shot making, fast and firm conditions, exciting variety and walkability are all key design elements that we have incorporated into the Mountain Park course,” said Jeff Lawrence, Gary Player Design senior designer. “It will truly be a fun and exciting golf course to experience.”

“Members and guests will see an environmentally friendly landscape, with native grasses incorporated to create a ‘links’ feel,” said Scott Ferrell, president of Gary Player Design. “Players of all skill levels will have a wonderful array of shot options, particularly around the greens.”

Gary Player Design has an international portfolio of more than 300 courses in 35 countries globally, and will be opening new signature courses at DLF Golf and Country Club in Gurgaon, India next month and Indura Resort in Honduras early next year.

“We are delighted to have over 40 active design projects worldwide, including over twenty under construction at this time,” said Marc Player, CEO of Black Knight International. “As we start new designs in China, Peru, India, Gabon, Brazil, and the Middle East, we continue the expansion of our global portfolio at a substantial rate.”