The construction of the Tamuda Hills Golf Resort at Mdiq Fnideq, Morocco will begin in June/July 2008 – close to the city of Tetouan which was founded in the 3rd century BC. Artefacts from both the Roman and the Phoenician era have been found at the site of Tamuda – where the name for this development originates.
Also close to this site is Cabo Negro – a distinctive mountain just along the coast from the spectacular beaches of Tamuda Bay.
Overlooking the course are the remains of an ancient fortress, Koudyat As-Salla, surrounded by a natural maritime forest of mature pines, eucalyptus, oak and olive trees. From almost every hole on the course there will be extensive and stunning views of the Mediterranean.
Jonathan Gaunt says that these powerful natural and historical elements have been a major influence on the design of the golf course on this challenging 125 hectare site.
“Golfers will enjoy playing through a tremendous variety of landscapes, from fairways sheltered by woodland, to exposed grassland, and from high terrain with a bird’s eye view to holes in deep valleys that run along the water’s edge,” he said.
“In this particular case, it will mean realigning the river in the bottom of the ravine to create lagoons and water features that meander through the site. This course will present the golfer with a true maritime golf experience.”
The total course length is 6,235 metres and includes a 300-metre driving-range with targets as well as two practice greens.
Tamuda Hills Golf Resort is the second golf project being undertaken by Gaunt Golf Design for MEDZ. “With the potential of new projects in four continents, we look forward to many exciting design possibilities on the horizon in 2008,” concluded Gaunt.
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