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European Golf Design was established in 1992, based in the heathlands of England, the company is the golf course design partnership of IMG and the European Tour. European Golf Design carefully selects each member of their team for their ability and skill to create the finest golf courses. Their expertise in landscape design, land planning, agronomy, course management, construction management and computerized multimedia services allows them to create golf courses of an unrivalled level of quality to their clients around the world.
European Golf Design has now made a name for itself by consistently producing high quality and successful resort, members and tournament golf courses, on schedule and within budget. Our courses are consistently highly rated by golfers and the golf press alike. Already three of our courses have been voted best new course in Europe and two are named in the top 100 courses in the World.
Located at Costa Navarino in Messinia, southwest Peloponnese in Greece; the impressive Costa Navarino Dunes Course stretches across a breathtaking beachfront landscape. This 18-hole, par-72 course measures almost 6200 meters from the back tees and a little more than 5000 meters from the front tees. Designed by two-time Masters champion and Ryder Cup captain Bernhard Langer in partnership with European Golf Design. This new course has caught headlines in recent months as many point to the significance of a course of this magnitude in Greece.
This championship course, set in a landscape of diverse topography with spectacular sea and river views, incorporates some links-style features in areas closest to the sea, with tall dunes dividing some of the holes adjacent to the golden beach. Parts of the course venture into olive and fruit groves, while some holes run along a small river that meanders through the site. Combined with large undulating greens, wide fairways and steep-faced pot bunkers, the links element of the course adds to its unique style and playability.
Opened in the summer of 2004 The Ribagolfe Club (30 minutes drive east of Lisbon, Portugal) has of two courses, Ribagolfe I and Ribagolfe II, each an 18-hole par 72. Because of the nature of its terrain, environmental characteristics and specific layout, this golfing complex rivals the best courses that Europe has to offer and occupies a third of the area of the Vargem Fresca Estate. Considered to be a “sensational course”, Ribagolfe already has its name included on the list of applicants to host events in national and European golf tournaments. The club has a vast practice course, which, besides a driving range, includes two pitching and chipping areas, practice bunkers and putting greens.
The two courses of Ribagolf Club, designed by Peter Townsend & Michael King (European Golf Design), are set within a forest of cork oak trees and the design makes full use of the sweeping undulations of the site, providing many spectacular golf holes across valleys and lakes; both have a distinct Valderrama feel and take full advantage of the gently undulating landscape and lovely natural surroundings. The courses stimulate all five senses, where the natural elements, as part of the game, provide new challenges for the more discerning golfer.
Ribagolfe I (alias Blue Course) - has been created as a potential tournament venue. The fairly narrow fairway corridors through the cork oaks place the emphasis on accurate shot-making rather than length while large bunkers increase the challenge, particularly around the greens. The Blue Course is considered to be a sensational layout, in which the natural element becomes an important part of the game and provides fresh challenges for even the most demanding of golfers.
Built to stage The Ryder Cup in 2010 (from the 1st to the 3rd of October), the Twenty Ten Golf Course at the Celtic Manor Resort in Wales, United Kingdom; is opened for play since July 2007. The Twenty Ten is the first course to be built specifically for golf’s greatest team tournament, it measures a robust 7,493 yards off the back tees and has a par of 71.
The layout combines nine spectacular new holes designed by European Golf Design with nine holes from the original Robert Trent Jones Jnr.-designed Wentwood Hills golf course which have been extensively remodeled. Mainly set in a big, wide, windy and largely treeless bowl of the Usk Valley the course opening holes wander among the gentle flatlands, affording wonderful views in all directions along the valley and towards Caerleon.
The course has six signature holes and presents many more memorable tests and risk-and-reward dilemmas, one of the features is its variety with many of the earlier holes having a links-like feel with some long rough and greenside swales, before the middle section of the course reveals the full extent of the lake-lined challenge; an important component of the design given The Ryder Cup’s match play format. The fairway is flanked all down the left side by a massive bank for spectators — 400,000 cubic meters of earth was moved to create this beast. Some estimates say that the 18th alone can accommodate 15-20,000 people.
Whatever you require from a golf course, the wonderful Asolo Golf Club, 25 miles from Treviso and 45 miles from Venice, Italy; probably has it. This 27 hole course (three nines, 18 par 72 holes measuring 6239 meters and 9 par 36 holes measuring 3116 meters) is nestled in a valley at the foot of the towering Asolo hills and is the perfect escape for a golfer.
Commissioned by the Benetton family in 1993 to company European Golf Design, the land, at the foothills of the Alps, was previously vineyards on rocky terrain. Construction commenced on the initial 18 holes in 1995 with a brief to include special water features integrating with the numerous streams that flow through the site. At the same time, earth moving to raise the playing area from the low flat wet areas was implemented. To retain the traditional character of the region stone retaining walls were incorporated along with the preservation of numerous trees.
Each of the three nines (Red, Yellow and Green), laid out on flat land surrounded by mountains dotted with medieval villages, is unique in its design and playing difficulty, thus making sure each player is faced with an exciting challenge. The Green and Red are the easier walking courses while the Yellow is best saved for the energetic player. Most holes require a long drive into a strategic position on a generous, winding fairway, followed by an accurate approach shot onto a slick and sloping green. The club facilities include a driving range, pitching and chipping green and two large putting greens.
Golfe do Morgado is situated 5kms north of Portimão in the Algarve, Portugal, and boats fantastic views of the Monchique mountains to the north. The course is set amongst valleys, rivers and woodland, interspersed with vine and citrus farming. Golfe do Morgado has gentle undulating fairways, deep bunkers and large tees and greens with numerous pin positions. The planting of around 500 olive trees compliments the existing native vegetation. The clubhouse is centrally situated between both nine hole loops, with an elevated and commanding southern exposure view across 11 golf holes, orange groves, and natural unspoiled hillside.
At 6,399m, this par-73 course, designed by European Golf Design, is characterized by large greens and wide fairways which demand good putting skills and and approach shot accuracy shot’s to avoid aggressive bunkers Morgado Golf is one of the longest in the region and features a range of practice facilities. The Clubhouse offers stunning panoramic views over the course and surrounding nature of the 980 hectare estate, part of the Morgado do Reguengo Resort, The Morgado do Reguengo Resorts second course Alamos which is situated on the same estate offers a different golfing option.