Faldo Design has signed a contract to create an 18-hole championship standard golf course and accompanying 18-hole par three course in Eastern Canada. The championship course, which will be named ‘The Fortress’, is to be the centrepiece of the Louisbourg Resort Golf & Spa, a multi-million dollar development on Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia.
Faldo commented, “This is our first project on the Canadian Atlantic seaboard and I’m very excited about the possibilities here, as this large and topographically diverse site offers us a huge canvas on which to work. The undulating, forested terrain gives it great character and there are a number of extraordinary features that we will integrate into our design. Several holes will play towards and alongside the island’s Great Lake and that, coupled with the site’s dramatic marshland, will provide superb aesthetic quality.
“Of course, our completed layout won’t be just about spectacular views and stunning landscapes, we intend to create a routing that will be strategically very interesting, incorporating the site’s varying wind directions and natural hazards throughout all 18 holes. My intention is to ensure that the aptly named ‘Fortress’ course will live up to its name as one of golf’s true tests of resilience, but our challenges will be fair and will offer golfers of every ability an enjoyable and fascinating round of golf.”
Faldo Design has undertaken the project on behalf of CBI Developers. On completion, Louisbourg Resort Golf & Spa will boast up to 400 luxury homes which are expected to cost from $400,000 Canadian with several properties worth more than $1 million Canadian.
Henric Bauermeister, CBI Developers’ director, commented, “We are totally committed to developing a golf and spa resort which will be regarded as one of the very best of its kind in the world. The quality of every aspect of the resort will be exceptional, but it will not be just for owners and vacationers as the local community will be able to enjoy the wide-ranging facilities, enabling them to take advantage of the many world class leisure and recreational pursuits.
“We will also be working closely with Government and tourism officials to market the resort and other attractions on Cape Breton Island internationally. This will provide a significant boost to the economy by attracting visitors to Louisbourg and Cape Breton Island out of season through the provision of a wide range of winter activities and first rate conference and spa facilities.”
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