Tilander Golf Design plans new six-hole short course in Estonia

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    Tilander Golf Design

    Tilander Golf Design’s plan for a new six-hole course for Rae Golf in Tallinn, Estonia

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    Rae Golf

    The short layout will be located on a four-acre parcel to the left of the club’s driving range

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    Rae Golf

    Tilander has recently completed a new eighteenth hole for the club’s 18-hole course

Richard Humphreys
By Richard Humphreys

Tilander Golf Design has submitted plans for a new six-hole par-three course for Rae Golf near Tallinn, Estonia.

In 2019, Tilander Golf Design completed various renovations on the club’s 18-hole course, including the new eighteenth hole, new ninth green, two new practice greens, new short game area, and new driving range.

The new short course is planned to be built west of the driving range on a four-acre parcel of land. “We’ll have holes varying between 70 and 260 metres,” said architect Lassi Tilander. “This makes it a good option for the beginners as well as for those who do not have the time to play the 18-hole course.”

Tilander’s plans call for natural grass greens that will be around 310 to 450 square metres in size. Teeing areas will have a hybrid artificial turf mat, with players also having the option to play from a grass tee.

“Although there will be marked holes on the course, if the situation allows, players will be able to get very creative out there,” said Tilander. “A fun golfing experience is ensured by short-cut surfaces and strong shaping of the entire area. A sand and peat mixture covering all playing areas will guarantee optimal playability in all conditions.”