Global Spotlight Falls on Schmidt-Curley Design’s Amata Spring
Story published at 11:43, Monday, November 30th, 2015
Schmidt-Curley Design’s award-winning Amata Spring Country Club will be thrust into the limelight once more next week as Major champions Bubba Watson, Martin Kaymer and Darren Clarke spearhead an all-star cast at the fifth edition of the Thailand Golf Championship.
To be held from December 10-13, the Asian Tour’s season-ending flagship event boasts a prize purse of US$1 million and will be part of the Open Qualifying Series for the second year in succession. The event will be broadcast globally by Asian Tour Media and in Thailand by TrueVisions.
For three years in a row, Amata Spring has been voted the Asian Tour’s Best Golf Course. Brian Curley, Principal at Schmidt-Curley Design, said: “We are honored that Amata Spring Country Club continues to receive so many positive comments from the players and to win so many important accolades.”
Co-founded by Lee Schmidt and Brian Curley in 1997, Schmidt-Curley is recognised as one of the world’s most innovative golf course design firms and has sculpted more than 150 layouts in 25 countries with 80 courses across the Asia-Pacific region.
For the fifth year in succession, Schmidt-Curley Design captured the top prize in the Asian Golf Awards’ Best Architect category.
Testament to the quality of their work, Amata Spring will be the sixth high-profile Schmidt-Curley Design course to have hosted a major professional event in 2015.
The original plot of land designated for the Amata Spring was completely flat with a massive lake in the middle of the property. To help create and deliver a change in elevation, the water level of the lake was lowered by approximately 10 meters which was crucial in helping to create the elevated tees and rolling fairways.
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