Golf Course Architecture - Issue 75, January 2024

14 Photo: Cabot Saint Lucia ‘One-of-a-kind’ Point Hardy opens at Cabot Saint Lucia TEE BOX Cabot Saint Lucia has opened a new Coore & Crenshaw design at Point Hardy Golf Club on the northern tip of the Caribbean island. The 18-hole layout has been built along one-and-a-half miles of coastline. Nine of the holes – six to nine and fourteen to eighteen – play directly on the rocky cliffs that jut into the ocean. The course is grassed entirely with Pure Dynasty seeded paspalum from Pure Seed and Atlas Turf International. “It’s very possible that Cabot Saint Lucia is the most visually stunning piece of land we have ever worked with,” said Coore. “This project was truly a labour of love, and the initial feedback on this enchanting property as one of the world’s most sought-after golf destinations is special to Ben and me.” The final four holes feature carries over a series of bays. The fifteenth is a 340-yard par four which requires a water carry from the tee. Back-to-back par threes follow, the sixteenth just 138 yards over a cove and the seventeenth close to 190 yards to a green that sits above a rocky inlet. The final hole is a par four that curves along the coastline.