Golf course construction and renovations firm, European Golf Services, continues its remarkable record in securing new development projects, with the announcement of two more new clients.
The dynamic young firm with offices in Ireland and Spain has already established a reputation as one of Europe’s most sought-after construction companies working with clients across Ireland, Spain, Germany, Belgium, Denmark, France, Bulgaria, Canary Isles and the UK.
Its two most recent clients are Tramore Golf Club on Ireland’s south-east coast and a new golf resort at Budenheim in Germany. Both retained EGS as their principle contractors for major construction work this summer.
Tramore is one of Ireland’s finest member clubs. Founded in 1894, it has played host to championships and many golfing luminaries over the years. Although the decades have been kind to the course and it retains its reputation as a wonderful test, the members have decided it is time to embrace the advances in golf equipment and modern construction methods by approving a huge reconstruction program.
“Since it was originally constructed, very little has changed about Tramore, allowing it to mature into one of Ireland’s great courses. It is both timely and appropriate that we are now undertaking this massive redevelopment project and we look forward to 2009 and the opening of our new 27 hole complex, which will ensure Tramore remains on Ireland’s must play list,” commented Frank Kelly, Tramore Golf Club
Golf course architects Jeff Howes Golf Design are responsible for the three-year redevelopment which will completely modernise Tramore. The project involves the re-design of the existing 18 holes including the introduction of USGA specification greens, new water features and new bunkering, as well as the addition of a new 9 holes. European Golf Services will be working with the architects and the club to deliver their vision.
“EGS are delighted to have secured the opportunity to team up with Jeff Howes Golf Design again and the members of Tramore Golf Club,” said Declan O’Malley, managing director of European Golf Services, “This is an incredibly exciting plan and will completely transform the club. As with all our projects, we’re looking forward to delivering the absolute highest quality course on time and within budget.”
In Germany, the new golf resort at Budenheim in the Rhine Valley will consist of an 18-hole golf course, a 9-hole short course, a driving range, clubhouse and deluxe hotel. Developed by a venture capital group and designed by Staedler Golf Architects, this is a unique project as it is largely situated in a 150-year old limestone quarry.
European Golf Services were retained following the resounding success of their work at Frankfurt Golf Club which they concluded last year. The firm was responsible for the complete renovation of the course at one of Germany’s oldest and most reputed members clubs. Finished to an exceptional standard, on time and within budget, their first German project brought them to the attention of clubs across the country.
“We brought the quality of work and reliability to Frankfurt that we have become renowned for in many other European countries, and now our success there has attracted interest from clubs and developers across Germany,” said Richard Ferraris, EGS project manager. “The golf resort at Budenheim is a fantastic project with a great future and gives us the opportunity to prove once again that European Golf Services is amongst the continents finest golf course construction companies.”
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