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Gary Player Design Expands Indian Footprint with Glade One

12.04am 3rd September 2012 - Course Development - This story was updated on Sunday, September 2nd, 2012

Gary Player Design announced their continued expansion in India with the signing of the Glade One Golf Course  in Ahmedabad, India. bSafal, a prominent Indian real estate development company, selected the Player Design brand for their project.

Catering to the budding number of golfing enthusiasts in Western India, bSafal will be developing the project on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, the fifth largest city in the country that sits on the banks of the Sabarmati River.

By commissioning Gary Player Design, bSafal aims to establish a new standard of resort living inIndiaand is positioning Glade One to set a benchmark in the luxury segment of the real estate industry there. In addition to golf, Glade One will offer a boutique 5-star resort, world class spa facilities, and 350 luxury residential villas.

“Gary Player Design’s success over the years has been largely driven by the quality of our clients. We see bSafal as a company that fits perfectly into that mould. A common theme of our negotiation was an unwavering commitment to quality, not only to the golf course, but to the entire Glade One community,” said Scott Ferrell, President of Gary Player Design.

In addition to a mutual emphasis on excellence, Gary Player Design and bSafal share a passion for employing eco-friendly practices to create spaces that are in unison with nature. Since 1995, bSafal has successfully conceptualized innovations in their architectural and civil-engineering practices to conserve resources in the rapidly growing nation. Sustainable practices will certainly play a large part in the development of Glade One.

Recently named the fastest-growing city in India by Forbes, Ahmedabad boasts a prospering economy that has seen an influx of interest in the game of golf. It is this influx of interest that has made Gary Player a strong believer that India and Asia are the future of game.

“The regional growth that has taken place in recent years is remarkable, and their passion for the game exciting,” said Gary Player. “I look forward to spending a lot more time there as we continue to build great golf courses for people to enjoy.”

Gary Player

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