Garcia and his design team from IMG recently concluded a site visit to review the construction progress and to make design alterations in the field. Construction is well underway with 4 holes fine shaped, another 10 holes rough shaped and clearing underway on the final 4 holes. Grassing will begin over the coming months with the golf course scheduled to open in mid-2012.
Mr Ma Yin, Executive Vice President of Yeland Group, the developer of the project commented, “We are very excited to have Sergio Garcia design our golf course in Qinhuangdao. Sergio certainly has flair and charisma on the golf course which has also been demonstrated in his golf course design work on our project.”
Sergio Garcia said, “I was really excited to visit the site of my first golf course design in Asia in Qinhuangdao. We have an unbelievable piece of land that is allowing us to design and build a links-style golf course which are my favorite to play. The site is pure sand with existing dunes, great elevation change, sea views and nice trees, all of which have been incorporated into the design.
“Our total earthworks are very limited as we have been able to find exciting golf holes that were already there waiting to be discovered. This site and golf course will be very unique for China and should quickly become one of the best in the entire country.”
Sergio Garcia of Spain has been a force since exploding on the professional golf scene at the age of 19 in 1999 and capturing the imagination of fans around the world. He spent 250 weeks in the world top ten from 2000-2008, reaching a career-high ranking of number two in the world. Sergio has 17 combined victories on the PGA TOUR, the European Tour and other international events, including the 2008 PLAYERS Championship.
At age 19, Sergio became the youngest player ever to compete in the Ryder Cup, going on to establish himself as one of the best players to compete for the European team (five times as a player, and in 2010, as a Vice Captain) with an overall record of 24 matches played, 14 won, just 6 lost, and 4 halved.
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