Australian designer Graham Marsh and Golf & Land Design, led by Hans-Georg Erhardt, have collaborated to design a new golf course for Eagle Pine Golf Resort in Limassol, Cyprus.
“The aim is to create a centrepiece of golfing experience for Cyprus and the Mediterranean region, by taking advantage of the elevations of the terrain to achieve uninterrupted sea views and ravine views, while seeking to retain the natural vegetation, native trees and overall landscape,” said Lefteris Aristodemou, assistant general manager of Aristo Developers.
“In terms of the golf master plan, there are quite a few holes I’m personally very excited about: the eighteenth will definitely be one of the signature holes,” said Aristodemou. “The tee shot is overlooking a huge ravine, where, if you manage to drive a 120-metre shot to the fairway, you’ll be rewarded with stunning views of a boutique hotel and a state-of-the-art clubhouse. The pressure is on!”
Watch: A video visualisation of the golf course created by Harris Kalinka
The golf course will be part of a resort that occupies 1.7 million square metres of land. There will be an 80-room hotel with a wine-themed restaurant and spa, a retail centre, and approximately 1,000 residential units, master planned by US-based firm EDSA.
Aristo Developers, the sole owner and developer of the land, has spent 16 years acquiring all necessary permits. The business already has three golf courses in operation and thousands of completed residential units in Cyprus.
Aristodemou said: “Being the pioneers of golf course development and one of the leading real estate developers in Cyprus, we aim to use all our expertise in building golf courses and residential developments to create a centrepiece of golfing and rejuvenation experience that will not only attract golfers, but also tourists and residential buyers that wish to enjoy the benefits of this exclusive community.”
Construction of the course is expected to start this year, once funding has been secured, and will take two years to build. The entire resort, including all residential units, is expected to take 10 years to complete.