Golf Course Architecture - Issue 64, April 2021

44 Global round-up TEE BOX Photo: Gregori International Gary Player Design completes new layout for Kigali GC Gary Player Design has completed a project at Kigali Golf Club in Rwanda to replace the existing nine-hole course with a new 18. New land was acquired to allow the design firm to extend and reroute the course – the only one in Rwanda’s capital. “The design strategy was to build a playable but challenging course – which can be set up for a tournament – and is simple to maintain,” said Marc Player, CEO of Black Knight International. “The greens are mainly of the push-up design style, resulting in short mowing areas around the greens, repelling poorly struck approach shots.” Tree clearance work is expected to begin in April in preparation for a new golf course designed by the Clayton, DeVries & Pont firm at Seven Mile Beach in Hobart, Australia. Partners Mike Clayton and Mike DeVries are leading the design for a group led by Hobart native and tour pro Mathew Goggin. “The first time I walked the land at Seven Mile Beach with Mat I could not believe it,” said Clayton. “Here was a beautiful tract of sandy dune land on the edge of the beach, ideal for making a course to match the standards set by the very best in Australia. “It’s Pine Valley by the sea. It’s incredible – an amazing site.” Photo: Mathew Goggin Work to start on new CDP course at Tasmania’s Seven Mile Beach