Nick Faldo is lending his support to an ambitious bid to win both the Solheim Cup in 2008 and Ryder Cup in 2018 to The Palmerston Golf Resort in. Bad Saarow, Berlin. Faldo, who has designed a highly acclaimed course at the. resort bearing his name, added his weight to the bid on a recent visit to the resort.
While advising on proposed upgrades to the links style Faldo course as part of the preparations for the dual bids, Faldo commented, “The European Tour has brought the German Open to the resort and we also hosted both the Ladies and Seniors Tours this season. However, we are especially proud of the fact that we have staged our first major tournament here in the shape of the Eisenhower Trophy – the World Amateur Championships. We now hope to add the Solheim and the Ryder Cups.”
The Palmerston Golf Resort, is home to three championship courses including the Palmer course, the new Silberberg course and the Faldo course which is considered to be one of the toughest and finest in Europe. The course, which is ranked the toughest in Germany by the German Golf Federation and has been likened to Muirfield, is a challenging test of skill boasting no less than 130 bunkers, deep rough and contoured greens.
The Resort, which is managed by CCA, the owners and operators of Brocket Hall in Hertfordshire, is currently preparing the dual bids in an effort to establish itself as one of Europe’s leading golf destinations.
Michael Longshaw, CCA’s European director said: “There are very few golf resorts that can match the playing and practice facilities here, the ease of access and the quality and size of the on site accommodation. When added to the development of the game of golf in Germany, I can only hope that the Palmerston Golf Resort will prove to be a major contender for the Ryder Cup.”