Apes Hill Golf Resort & Community in Barbados has appointed Scotsman Jody Addison as Director of Golf & Operations, as it continues with its renovations, ahead of its full opening in November 2022. Addison will be responsible for developing and implementing all golf related programmes and delivering an exceptional experience to Apes Hill’s residents and visitors.
Addison brings with him 18 years of experience working at top courses and clubs around the world and holds a number of prestigious qualifications including PGA Advanced Professional in the UK & Australia, PGA Advanced status in Golf Coaching, Trackman Level 2 Qualification and is TPI Certified.
Prior to joining Apes Hill, Addison spent five years at Sandhurst in Melbourne Australia, a popular residential golf club which was home to the PGA of Australia with two 18-hole championship golf courses. Currently a member of the PGA in UK & Australia.
Addison started his career at Royal Liverpool, Hoylake, England where he stayed for six years and was fortunate enough to host the British Open Championship in 2006 when Tiger Woods lifted the trophy. From there he moved to Sunningdale Golf Club, Berkshire, England.
Commenting on his new position, Addison says “I am excited to start my new role at Apes Hill. During my first tour around the golf course, it was immediately apparent that the golf course landscape is different to anything I have seen before. The pictures and videos I had seen, prior to my arrival, did not do justice to the beauty of the course.
“It is possibly the only golf course in the world with simultaneous vistas of both the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean on four of its holes, and jaw-dropping views that will leave a lasting impression on any golfer. No two holes lay side by side, making you feel like you are the only one on the course while you walk the fairways among the tall royal palms, bearded fig trees and playful green monkeys.”
Apes Hill is one of the largest tourism projects Barbados has seen in the last 20 years. Residents will have access to a stunning 18-hole golf course a, a state-of-the-art golf performance and teaching centre. The resort offers the only farm to table menu in Barbados and recreational facilities include nature hiking trails, fishing, beach club, spa, outdoor calisthenic gym, fitness and paddle sports centre with the indoor gym overlooking a lap pool with swim up bar.
Apes Hill is aiming to become the most environmentally friendly golf course in the Caribbean. With over 50 acres of farmland surrounding the property in out of play areas, hosting livestock, and by growing fresh fruit and vegetables supporting its farm-to-table agenda.
For more information on Apes Hill Golf Resort & Community visit www.apeshill.com