Golf Course Architecture - Issue 75, January 2024

35 Norman short course to open in Mexico Greg Norman Golf Course Design has designed a short course for the Mandarina resort on Mexico’s Riviera Nayarit stretch of the Pacific coast. The course, which is expected to be completed in 2025, will feature 10 par threes inspired by holes as seen at Augusta National, Pebble Beach, Pine Valley and Royal Melbourne. Holes will also have views of the Sierra de Vallejo mountain range. “The course at Mandarina will be unlike any other,” said Norman. “Each par three is an inspiration from some of the most iconic and classic courses from around the world, so playing it will produce a welcome sense of familiarity.” Photo: Escalante Golf Pizá Golf has designed a new short course for Club de Regatas Lima in Peru’s capital. The social and sports club commissioned the firm to design a layout based on the International Pitch and Putt Federation’s official distances and rules, so it could host the international circuit. “This is the first time an official pitchand-putt course has been recognised in the country,” said Agustin Pizá, founder of Pizá Golf. “We are so proud to be a part of golf history in Peru. The country held its inaugural tournament in December 2023.” Pizá brings pitch-and-putt to Peru Additional golf facilities include a 26-acre practice facility that comprises a 400-yard driving range, short-game area with practice bunkers and chipping and putting greens, and a short course. The clubhouse will have an elevated outdoor terrace to provide views over the course and surrounding terrain. Earthworks are under way, with Escalante Golf expecting to complete work by spring 2025. A limited number of founder memberships have already been released. Photo: Piza Golf Photo: Mandarina