Troon, the leader in upscale golf course management and development, has announced the signing of Quba Golf Club near Azerbaijan’s capital city, Baku. The new facility will be the first golf development of its kind in the country and will also become the head offices of the recently-formed Azerbaijan Golf Federation.
Several holes are set to be unveiled in September 2012 with the full 18-hole championship golf course completed by October 2012, along with extensive practice facilities and accommodations developed by one of the world’s foremost construction companies, ZQAN Construction. Troon will manage the facility and golf course, designed by International Design Group and constructed by Total Golf Construction.
“We’re delighted to have been selected as the management team at Quba Golf Club, as they pioneer the game of golf in Azerbaijan,” commented Bruce Glasco, Troon’s Senior Vice-President and Managing Director, International Operations. “The facility’s central location and the involvement of the national governing body will ensure that quality resonates throughout the resort. What is being created is an intriguing and ground-breaking development for the people of Azerbaijan and its international guests, so naturally we look forward to bringing our expertise to the table and playing a crucial part in the success of what will be an exceptional golf resort.”
Quba Golf Club is located between the coast of the Caspian Sea and the Caucasus Mountains. With several dramatic changes in elevation, the site will offer golfers breath-taking views over the surrounding mountain backdrops, while Troon’s experience in managing high-profile tournament venues highlights the championship ambitions of the developers and will ensure quality conditioning throughout. The resort will also feature a 200-bedroom 5-star hotel on site.
Mr Anar Mammedov, President of the National Golf Federation, noted: “This will be the first golfing development in Azerbaijan and it became immediately clear that employing the services and unrivalled industry knowledge of Troon was something that we simply had to do. We’re delighted that they are now involved. They complete a stellar team involved in bringing this magnificent project to life. Ultimately we are striving for excellence and believe that the quality experiences provided by Troon will ensure the satisfaction of our guests and promote the growth of golf in the country.”
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