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Originally designed by Donald Harradine in 1962, Robert Trent Jones renovated the golf course in 1979 for the 27th World Cup Series. Glyfada Golf Club is tight and the abundance of trees makes it particularly challenging. It is set upon rolling hills, causing tricky uphill and downhill lies.
Wedged between the coast and the mountains, this 18-hole golf course, Par 72 championship course is a green oasis of rolling hills, landscaped with mature trees and shrubbery. Golfers can enjoy the view of the seaside while enjoying an interesting game of golf. Glyfada was for many years the undisputed premier golf course in Greece and played proud host to the 1979 World Cup of Golf, which American pairing of Hale Irwin and John Mahaffey won by five shots from runners-up Scotland. But wait, there’s more…
Check out the top shots from Robert Trent Jones Golf Club including Phil Mickelson, Nick Price and Fred Couples.
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As part of a sumptuous resort developed in the 1970s by the Aga Khan, Pevero Golf Club is situated on the Costa Smerelda region of Sardinia, and sandwiched spectacularly between the Gulf of Pevero and the sparkling bay of Cala di Volpe. The course was designed by Robert Trent Jones and is set high into hills that overlook the stunning coastline, the regions rocky mountains and the resort town of Porto Cervo.
This must have been a very difficult course to build, as the terrain is steep in areas and covered in rock, which made construction even more demanding. There are some lengthy green to tee walks as a result of the problem areas, but mostly the routing here is quite decent and its the dated design features that most concern. But wait, there’s more
Originally founded in the 1920s, the Geneva Golf Club moved to its present site in 1973 and to a very fine Robert Trent Jones golf course that has remained virtually untouched ever since. With gorgeous grounds for golf, a beautiful clubhouse and gently sloping terrain that occasionally takes players within view of Lake Geneva, the city itself and the surrounding Alps, this was an ideal site for golf and Jones did well spreading the fun across both nines and building both visual and strategic interest throughout.
There aren’t any weak moments here, and the plenty of really solid holes starting with an opener that gently falls and bends to the right introducing golfers immediately to Lake Geneva. The short par four 4th is another fine hole, this time with two huge Oak trees blocking the green for those who drive safely away from a single fairway trap off the tee. But wait, there’s more
Designed by the renowned golf course architect Robert Trent Jones, La Duquesa Golf and Country Club in Costa del Sol, Spain, was and opened in 1985. This 18 hole, par 72 golf course has spectacular views overlooking Marbella and with beautiful views to the African coastline and is renowned for its very successful blend of nature and design.
La Duquesa Golf & Country Club is distinctly divided into two parts, the first nine follows the English style with narrow fairways and raised greens while the back nine present an easier game with wider fairways. Accurate driving and concentration are an essential element of play on this course, particularly on the slightly trickier 2nd nine holes.
Jeremy Pern was born in Great Britain in 1950, is a one of Europe’s most experienced golf course architects, many of his designs are considered to be amongst Europe’s finest and fourteen are listed in the Peugeot Golf Guide of Europe’s Best Courses. Having finished his studies in Agronomy at Harper Adams University College, he spent two years working as a volunteer agricultural extension officer in Colombia.
In 1975 Jeremy became project manager for the construction of golf courses in the UK, France, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Morocco and Iran. Working with renowned Golf Course Architects Robert Trent Jones, John Harris, Cabell Robinson and Don Harradine he mastered the difficulties involved in construction projects in diverse conditions and climates. Many of these courses have hosted prestigious events on the PGA European Tour.
Jeremy moved to France in 1986 to join a Paris based golf course development company as creative director and golf architect. In 1990 Jeremy established his own design practice (Jeremy Pern.com) in Toulouse (SW France) and continues to design quality golf courses worldwide. In 1999 he obtained an MSc in Protected Landscape Management from the University of Wales (Aberystwyth). His thesis “The Nature of Golf” considered the role which golf courses can play in the protection of the environment in Europe.