Cypriot merger forms golf super-complex

Sean Dudley
By Sean Dudley

Tony Jacklin's newly-established design practice is to design a second golf complex in Cyprus, replacing the existing 18 holes at Secret Valley with two completely new 18-hole golf courses.

Combined, the courses will form a 36- hole golf complex integrated within the recently redesigned Venus Rock Golf Resort. The Jacklin Design Group will work on the project in collaboration with Austrian architect Hans-Georg Erhardt.

"I'm looking forward to creating a fantastic experience at Venus Rock," said Jacklin. "As I'm playing competitive golf less often now, I'll be able to spend my time working with Hans-Georg Erhardt and the team at Aristo Developers to create something very special in Cyprus." Aristo Developers is the owner and operator of Venus Rock Golf Resort. CEO Theodoros Aristodemou said: "We are very much looking forward to teaming up with Jacklin Design Group at Venus Rock.

We are confident that the Jacklin brand will vitalise the region and mobilise enormous support and interest in Aristo's and Dolphin's collaborative efforts to create one of Europe's largest premiumbanded residential resorts." Jacklin Design Group and Hans-Georg Erhardt will replace the 18 holes at the existing Secret Valley golf complex with two new courses, using fresh and existing land to form the new Venus Rock Golf Resort. The construction will be phased so that 18 holes remain in play for members and visitors at all times.