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12.10am 5th March 2003 - Course Development

PGA Design Consulting has released details of three new developments. Construction work started last month at the Millennium Lakes Golf & Country Club in Trinidad. This 18 hole layout measures 6,561 yards with a par of 71. The opening is scheduled for June 2005. A driving range is included.

Work will start later this month at Palma Real Golf Resort, Cayo Coco, Cuba. The project includes a par 72 18 holes 6,982 yards course plus a 9 hole, 3,550 yards with par 36. A driving range and golf academy are also part of the development which will open in April 2005.

Already underway is the Pusan Golf and Country Club in South Korea. Construction started in November, 2002 and when the development opens in 2006 there will be 18 holes, 7,144 yards long with par 72 plus 9 holes measuring 3,610 yards and a driving range.

PGA Design Consulting

There is plenty of activity on the ‘Costa del Golf’ where Cabell Robinson has no less than three developments on track to open later this year. CG Santana is scheduled for September while La Cala Resort (3rd Course) and La Reserva de Sotogrande are set for sometime in the autumn.

Meanwhile at Alcaidesa near Cadiz the new 18 hole design by Dave Thomas is under construction and should be open for summer 2004. The new development is part of a massive programme of construction at Alcaidesa.

The New Course at San Roque Resort by Perry Dye will open this October, giving this five star location a second championship course to go with some of the finest practice facilities anywhere including the Seve Ballesteros Golf School.

Cabell Robinson

Dave Thomas

Dye Designs

There have been exciting developments at Palheiro Golf course in Madeira where a 䚺 million upgrade has included the building of two new holes – numbers 15 and 16 – and a remodelled clubhouse affording stunning views over Funchal Bay.

The architect for the two new holes is Jorge Santana da Silva. He worked with Cabell Robinson on the original layout which opened in 1994 and is now a partner in the firm of international golf architects, Santana & Krause, with offices in Hamburg and Lisbon.

With the original holes 3 and 4 taken out, the total length of the course is extended from 6,007 to 6,086 metres off the back tees, while the par is increased from 71 to 72.

“The changes mean that the course offers players a fairer challenge of golf,” remarks Palheiro Golf managing director Jonathan Fletcher. “Plus our new ergonomic clubhouse is a stylish facility with a 160-seat regional restaurant and pro shop featuring the fashionable brands of Ralph Lauren and Golfino.”

Future plans include a state-of-the-art golf academy opening in 2005.

Palheiro Golf

Santana & Krause

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