Posts Tagged ‘European Golf Design’

Costa Navarino – The Dunes Course, Greece

Dec 19th

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.

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Casa Serena Golf Course, Czech Republic

Nov 14th

Located 80 kilometres to the east of Prague, close to the UNESCO World Heritage town of Kutna Hora, Casa Serena Golf Course is the vision of Terry Gou, the chairman of Foxconn, the largest contract manufacturer of electronics worldwide. The course resides deep in the rural Czech countryside, in the village of Roztez, alongside the chateau of the same name that Terry Gou bought and refurbished to be his personal European residence.

Casa Serena Golf Course, Czech Republic

The course is for the use of the executives and guests of Foxconn, which has established two major manufacturing plants nearby in the towns of Kutna Hora and Pardubice.  But wait, there´s more…

Morgado Golf Course | Blog Justteetimes

Mar 6th

Golfe do Morgado is situated 5kms north of Portimão, in the Algarve. and boats fantastic views of the Monchique mountains to the north. The course is set

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The Montgomerie Maxx Royal, Turkey

Feb 15th

Following on from the PGA Sultan and Pasha courses at Antalya Golf Club, the Montgomerie Maxx Royal (formerly known as the Papillon Golf Club) is the third European Golf Design project in the Belek area with Colin Montgomerie marketed as the course’s attention-grabbing headline designer.


Monty’s 18-hole layout is part of a multi-million euro golf and hotel development that includes a world-class golf academy and a 5-star hotel.

The course opened for play in 2008, quickly establishing itself as one of the best in an area that’s not short of quality new golfing facilities. Many of the fairways play through mature pine forest and with eight lakes on site there are several water hazards to be avoided during a round. But wait, there’s more…

Linna Golf, Finland

May 26th

Linna golf course opened for play in 2005 and is roughly 100 kilometers from Helsinki and only 75 kilometers from the cities of Tampere and Lahti. This idyllic course offers a great variety of beautiful landscapes and terrains. The course is built on Vanajanlinna Manor grounds and spans over 100 hectares, making for a spacious course.

Linna was originally nominated as a Gem by Petri and was added to the Top 100 website in May 2008. Since then Linna has become not only a nationally ranked course, but also a track that regularly features in our European Top 100. Petri’s original nomination article follows:

Even if I might be considered biased, Linna Golf is by any national poll regarded as either the No.1 or No.2 ranked course in Finland (Golf Digest Finland,, Finnish Golf magazine). The course was designed by European Golf Design / Tim Lobb and was completed with highest criteria of design and construction (USGA specifications). It is part of the European Tour Courses group and has already since its inauguration since 2005 been rewarded a Challenge Tour event for 2009, European Amateur Championships in 2010 and the goal is to host a European Tour event shortly after.  But wait, there’s more…

Morgado Golf Course « Blog Justteetimes

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Golf Architects/Designers: European Golf Design

Aug 29th

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.

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Ribagolfe Club, Portugal

Mar 24th

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.

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Twenty Ten Golf Course, Wales

Sep 7th

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.