Gary Player Opens First Signature Designed Course for DLF in India
Story published at 13:49, Tuesday, March 31st, 2015
Gary Player hosted an intimate group of guests on 27 and 28 March during the unveiling of his new Signature course at DLF Golf and Country Club in Gurgaon, India, near New Delhi.
The 18-hole Signature course by Gary Player Design will open in the coming weeks for all to enjoy, and is sure to leave an unforgettable impression on members and guests from around the world. The prominent design firm continues to develop its rapidly growing portfolio in one of the most populated areas of the world.
“I have enjoyed my “second” career creating courses in new and interesting lands, and India really stands out as a fascinating place to visit,” said Gary Player. “I am very proud of this course, which will truly stand beside any in the world. It is important that I thank the Singh family for their unwavering commitment to quality.”
The Black Knight traveled to DLF Golf and Country Club with his design team and a few friends for the official opening. Player toured the course on Friday, and will play a round with guests from DLF before a gala and dinner on Saturday night.
As the country’s leading real estate developer, DLF showcases the terrific results of their dedication and commitment to excellence in all aspects of the new course. This assurance of superior work can be directly related to DLF’s abundant success in urban residential development.
“We are lucky to have a fantastic partnership with the country’s leading real estate developer, in DLF,” said Scott Ferrell, President of Gary Player Design. “Throughout the process they have demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to building a world-class golf course in an environmentally friendly fashion.”
The design concept showcases varying features that will add to the character of the golf course. Dramatic land forms, rock quarries, a large lake and extensive landscaping have made the course into a remarkable golfing experience. Gary Player Design’s longstanding policy of a sustainable environmental approach is found throughout the course. Geo-textile bunkers were utilized to reduce maintenance cost, thousands of indigenous trees were planted to reduce the overall carbon footprint, and irrigation needs are provided from a lake fed with recycled and treated water.
“This course is designed to not only create a fun and enjoyable golf outing for the members of DLF Golf and Country Club, but also to host championship events,” said Jeff Lawrence, Senior Designer. “One of our top priorities was to make sure all skill levels can have a pleasant and entertaining experience.”
With more than 20 ongoing projects throughout Asia, Gary Player is certainly making his presence felt in this emerging golf market. Player’s visit to India will be just one of many to the region in the future.
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