Golf Course Architecture - Issue 63, January 2021

47 Photo: Nicklaus Design Photo: Turfgrass Consultancy David Jones has completed renovation work on the final five holes at Glasson Golf Club in County Westmeath, Ireland, and the course is expected to reopen in May 2021. “Two of the five holes were very long par fives [the fourteenth and seventeenth], so I reconfigured those, and introduced a new hole through a formerly unused and quite wild area,” said Jones. “I feel the change has improved the course as those two very long holes have been replaced with two much more accessible par fours, both enjoying the same great setting but will be a lot more playable for most golfers.” The work is part of a redevelopment of the 175-acre resort and hotel. Photo: Glasson Golf Club David Jones transforms five holes at Glasson Profile Products’ Porous Ceramic was selected for use on greens as part of the renovation of San Roque Club in Spain, to help increase drainage, retain nutrients and manage water. The renovation project was led by Turfgrass Consultancy and Atlantic Golf Construction. “We have had the good fortune to work with these project partners a number of times,” said Gavin Kelly of Profile Products. “They know that our products contribute to reliable performance in grass establishment and easier long-term management of greens.” A report of the renovation at San Roque Club will feature in a coming issue of Golf Course Architecture . Profile selected for San Roque Club renovation Construction work has started on a new Jack Nicklaus signature course at Kilada Country Club Golf & Residences in southern Greece. The course, which is expected to open in 2022, is part of a development that will include a five-star hotel, sport and leisure facilities, and luxury resort homes. “The piece of property is an exceptional environment with such natural beauty,” said Nicklaus. “Mature olives trees can be found throughout, with rolling hills and great vistas from most vantage points. It’s an ideal piece of property for a golf course as when a site has such wonderful natural movement and existing features, our job is to simply set the golf in there.” Construction begins on first Nicklaus project in Greece