Golf Course Architecture - Issue 70, October 2022

“The West will be highlighted with a strong variety of holes with massive sandy waste lows and the occasional landform that sometimes blinds tee shots to the wrong side of the wide fairway. As with the East course, the par-five eighteenth also plays from the same massive landform offering long views across the landscape. I also expect the long par-three sixteenth to be a pivotal hole, but I am focusing on variety within a common playbook to make the courses as memorable as possible.” An island-green nineteenth will lie between the two finishing holes. The green will be directly beneath the clubhouse and reachable by boat, making for an exciting all-or-nothing bonus hole for either course. “I am very pleased with the design we have established and the innovative elements we have incorporated, and I believe the courses will soon become the most favoured in the region,” said Curley. Grassing of the East course has started, with Zeon Zoysia being used for short grass areas and bahia will be used for rough. TEE BOX The clubhouse will overlook the closing holes of both courses and a bonus nineteenth hole, a par three featuring an island green, accessible by boat Image: Harris Kalinka 15 Image: Schmidt-Curley Design