Slovenia’s 9th golf course, designed by Ljubica Jovetic of Swan Golf Designs, international golf course architects based in England, opens its first nine holes for play in July.
A spectacular site, tree lined and rolling impressively, lies in the south east of the country close to the Croatian border and will be a memorable test for all. Large greens, exciting carries over valleys, stunning mountain views, varied tee locations has created a memorable design.
It sets the benchmark for new courses in this beautiful country bordering Austria and Hungary to the north and Croatia and its coast to the south.
Howard Swan’s design practice has been strongly represented over the past ten years in the former Yugoslavia, having been responsible for the design of Croatia’s only two modern golf courses and now majoring in projects in Dubrovnik and close by at Ivanica in Bosnia – Herzogovina.
Ljubica Jovetic, a Croatian national and the only woman member of the European Institute of Golf Course Architects adds, “I am proud to see the region of south central Europe recognising and now realising the potential of the game. In Slovenia, our renovation and restoration work at Golf and Country Club Bled, perhaps our most famous and prestigious club, will set alongside the new course at Otocec very well. I look forward to returning to my country, and Dubrovnik, particularly – such a beautiful city – to design the three golf resorts and communities being planned there”
The opening of the nine holes at Otocec this year will be followed by the building of the second nine in 2007.
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