European Golf Design is undertaking a major renovation project for Evian Resort. Created in 1904 and steeped in history, the Evian Masters Golf Club sits amongst stunning grounds with unique views over Lake Geneva and the French Alps.
The golf course plays host each year to the Evian Masters on the Ladies European Tour and LPGA, and as one of the most prominent events on the Tour attracts the top women golfers from around the world.
From 2013, the event will be renamed ‘The Evian’ and will be presented as the fifth Major tournament in women’s golf.
The majority of the current routing will remain in place with all greens, tees, bunkers and water features remodeled and upgraded. Holes 5, 15, 16 & 17 have been redesigned to introduce more drama and spectator viewing areas.
The redesign work will include improving the quality and challenges of the golf course not just for the Evian Masters but also for the Evian Resort guests. Incorporated into the design will be the Evian Masters brand identities, rock and wood as well as their trademark “pink” which will be used in planting and signage, at the same time as retaining the organic approach to management of the golf course.
The Masterplan has been approved by Evian Resort and the LPGA, and detailed design is currently underway, to be completed by the end of August. There will be two periods of construction – the first will commence in November this year through to April 2012, with the second period starting in October 2012 and completing in April 2013, ready for ‘The Evian’ that September.
Working with European Golf Design, Steve Smyers will be the design consultant on behalf of the LPGA.
European Golf Design’s Dave Sampson said: “We are extremely excited to be asked to work on such a prestigious project, and are looking forward to the challenge of turning this already distinguished golf course into one worthy of staging a Major golf tournament.”
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