Posts Tagged ‘Nick Faldo’

Angkor Golf Resort, Thailand

Jan 23rd
2017

The world class Nick Faldo designed Angkor Golf Resort is the best golf course in Cambodia and by a wide margin. The six-time major winner Nick Faldo himself, received a blessing from local monks and then opened the golf course in December 2007, his first golf course in Cambodia. The Angkor Golf Resort brings Cambodia squarely onto international golf destination map.

Angkor Golf Resort, Thailand

Tess, fairways, and greens are all maintained as what you would expect from a Faldo designed and IMG managed golf course. The latest Paspalum turf insures excellent year-round playing conditions.

The Siem Reap course is a fair test of golf for all players and requires thinking and strategy on every hole to score well. For example, the strategically placed bunkers and water hazards are tricky, but easily seen from each tee box. The greens have plenty of subtle undulations and they reward and encourage a variety of approach shots. On the other hand each holes difficulty can be moderated daily by specific pin positions, easy or challenging. Furthermore, various tee box locations allow for both low and mid handicappers to choose the right course length for their game.  But wait, there’s more…

Eléa Golf Club, Cyprus

Oct 24th
2016

Inaugurated in 2010 The Eléa Golf Club is one of the most important new European golf courses in recent years, located at the heart of the prestigious Eléa Estate near Paphos, Cyprus, this layout offers world-class golf in a stunning setting. Designed by Nick Faldo this challenging par 71 golf course commands a striking location above the shimmering Mediterranean Sea and has been meticulously crafted through dramatic landscape, featuring imposing weathered outcrops of limestone that offer a unique character across the course.

The Elea Golf Club layout circulates around a rocky hillside and filters down into groves of mature Carob trees. The designers have also made great use of the dramatic outcrops of weathered limestone that pepper the site. The white rock contrasts with the dark green grass fairways and semi-roughs instead of deep rough grasses the course has Mediterranean scrub of wild herbs and stunning colours of spring flora. This course works in harmony with the region’s arid landscape and, with its hill-top setting and sea views, golf at Elea Golf Club is an experience that low and high handicappers alike will want to engage with again and again.

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Oceanico Faldo Golf Course | Blog Justteetimes

Oct 23rd
2016

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Golfamily Album #43

Mar 14th
2015

Nick Faldo

Golf Books #117 (Faldo/Norman: The 1996 Masters: A Duel that Defined an Era)

Oct 29th
2013

A fascinating account of one of golf’s greatest rivalries, culminating in one of the most epic encounters of the game

Going into the final round of the 1996 Masters, Greg Norman led by six strokes. Having missed chance after chance throughout his career, this finally seemed to be year that the “Great White Shark” would win the green jacket. But playing alongside him in the final pairing of the final day was the one man who always seemed to get the better of the Australian when it really mattered. What followed was one of the most excruciating collapses in all of golf.

This book provides a blow-by-blow account of the riveting final round of the 1996 Masters over 18 chapters, weaving in the story of the entire tournament, the state of golf at the time, and the history of both players’ careers and rivalry. For a decade Norman and Faldo, in their different ways, dominated the game, and their epic meeting at Augusta would prove to be the end of a golfing era.

May 1, 2014 (source)

About the Author

Andy Farrell is a highly experienced golf journalist who was golf correspondent of The Independent and the Independent on Sunday. He is the author of The 100 Greatest Ever Golfers (Elliott & Thompson, 2011), for which he won the Golf Book of the Year Award at the British Sports Book Awards in 2012. He writes for a number of golf magazines and other publications, including the Open Championship Annual. He was honorary secretary, and is now the administrator, of the Association of Golf Writers.

Oceanico Faldo Golf Course « Blog Justteetimes

Sep 29th
2013

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Laguna Lang Co Golf Club, Vietnam

Feb 11th
2013

Laguna Lang Co Golf Club opened in November 2012 is located between the ancient city of Hue to the north and Danang to the south Vietnam.  This 6,958 yard Par 71 golf course was designed by six-time Major winner Sir Nick Faldo. Tee off against a dramatic backdrop of jagged mountains and the calm blue sea.

Each hole on the course is designed to reveal a character of its own, presenting golfer’s myriad opportunities for exceptional game play. The course weaves between trees, natural streams, over rice paddies and through impressive rock features to create a memorable and diverse golf experience. But wait, there’s more

Thou shall not lose trust in your golf swing #14

Jun 1st
2011

Faldo sinks a putt at the Masters Par 3 contest by putting away from the hole and letting the break bring the ball back.

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Golf Architects/Designers: Nick Faldo

Feb 4th
2011

Nick Faldo was born in Welwyn Garden City, England in the 18 of July 1957. He borrowed some clubs from his neighbours after watching Jack Nicklaus play the 1971 Masters on television. While working as a carpet fitter, Faldo won the English Amateur and the British Youths Championship in 1975. He turned professional in 1976 and quickly achieved success and in the late 1980s and early 1990s, Faldo was considered the best golfer in the world. Nick Faldo is also the most successful Ryder Cup player ever, having won the most points of any player on either team and having represented the European Team a record 11 times and played a key role in making Europe competitive in the event; with six Major championships, more than 40 tournament victories and a total of 98 weeks as the world’s number one golfer, Nick is broadly regarded as the most successful golfer that Britain has ever produced.

After cutting back on his playing schedule, Faldo became a broadcaster for ABC Sports’ PGA Tour coverage, where he collaborated from 2004 to 2006, in October that year he signed a contract with CBS and became the network’s lead golf analyst. In 2007 he became the Golf Channel’s lead golf analyst for their coverage on the PGA Tour. His career as a golf designer started in 1991 with the launch of Faldo Design, which has designed or remodeled dozens of courses spread across several continents. Designs include course in various countries:

Australia: 13th Beach – The Creek Course.

Europe: Chart Hills Golf Club (England), Sporting Club Berlin (Germany), Oceânico Faldo Course (Algarve, Portugal), Chart Hills (England), Cornelia Golf Resort (Turkey), Ballyliffin – Old Links (Ireland), Eléa Golf Club (Cyprus), Ledreborg Palace (Denmark), Lough Erne Resort (N. Ireland). But wait, there’s more

The Faldo Legacy Course at Roco Ki, Dominican Republic

Jan 21st
2011

The Faldo Legacy Course at Roco Ki Golf Club (in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic) demands the very best your game has to offer, this par-73 course, designed by Nick Faldo, stretches to 7,118 yards from its championship tees with approximately 100 bunkers strategically integrated into 3 significantly different landscapes. The championship golf course traverses a lush mangrove forest and four inland lakes before winding uphill into highlands, flanked by rocky cliffs and the magnificent Caribbean Sea; equally challenging as rewarding its layout it is  invitation to experience the most uniquely dramatic course in the Caribbean.                                                                                                          

Roco Ki is infused with scenic and strategic variety; the course opens with breathtaking views of the sea then winds its way through a tropical sanctuary where 100-year old mangrove trees and lagoons line the fairways before climbing into the highlands for holes 7 through 12; the 9th hole features a double dogleg that opens to spectacular views of Roco Ki’s pearl-white beach; as the course rises to the backend of 15, you will be set up for a dramatic return to the headlands.  The layout eases back into the mangroves for a trio of holes, then concludes with an unforgettable sequence: No. 16 is a 416-yard par 4 with Pinehurst-style sand swatches along the fairway; the plunge at the tiny 104-yard 17th calls to mind Pebble Beach’s 7th and Doonbeg’s 14th, the green backdropped by water so clear you can see the coral; and the stunning par-5 18th zigzags around inlets of the sea.

This is the first golf course in the Caribbean designed by Nick Faldo, the 2008 Ryder Cup captain. “Roco Ki is a course designer¹s dream. There is so much variety across the 18 holes leading up to an absolutely stunning finish. It was a thrill to build,” Faldo said in a statement in response to the rankings. The Faldo Legacy Course at Roco Ki Golf Club was choosen by Golfweek  as one of the best Caribbean courses for 2009. They wrote: “Roco Ki seemingly rises out of the Caribbean Sea, promising to become one of the most inspiring residential and resort communities in the Dominican Republic.”, the course was also recently selected by Travel & Leisure GOLF as one of the world’s ten best new courses.