Following the successful development and opening of Tobago Plantations Golf and Country Club, PGA Design Consulting’s latest course design and development project is for a new golf course at Trincity in Trinidad for the HCL Group of Companies.
The development site is conveniently near to the new international airport at Piarco and some 8 miles out of Port of Spain, the island’s capital.
The course will be the centrepiece of a luxury community called Millennium Park which is to include a wide range of shopping options with malls and hypermarkets, a business district and office park, hotels and a range of residential communities with attractive villas and garden apartments that the 18 hole golf course will surround.
The Trincity Golf Club is designed to meet its principle market with tourist golf at the forefront. The course will be American in style with three tee positions for each hole. Off the back tees the course will measure 6,516 yards at par 71 with the shorter layout for ladies and juniors at 5,364 yards.
There are plenty of water features on the low lying course with a river, 13 lakes, smaller streams and ditches. The River Arouca protects an island green at the 3rd hole – a superb par 5 double dog-leg.
Practice facilities will be available in the form of a 20-bay covered driving range, practice grass tees, a short game area and putting green. Construction is due to commence in March 2002 and the course should be ready for play by the 2003/4 season.
Bob Hunt, the managing director of Bristol-based PGA Design Consulting, comments, “With Tobago completed and new courses in Cuba and Trinidad underway, we are fast becoming a recognised force in the Caribbean for the design and development of new resort courses. Other countries in the region are taking notice and making enquiries recognising that quality golf is an intrinsic part of resort development for the tourist today”.
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