Harradine Re-Designs Golf Course at Tunis Sports City
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Harradine were commissioned in 2006 to design an 18 hole course nearLakeTunis. The layout was rather complicated as the two loops were cut in two by a major road which crossed the entire site. Furthermore, the commercial requirements of the real estate reduced the attraction and viability of the golf course. Additional concerns due to the proposed Metro line, future roads and land availability jeopardized the sustainability of the master plan and the project itself.
The complete master plan has now been re-dimensioned mainly due to the global economic situation and the new conditions prevailing in the Tunisian market.
Harradine has therefore been asked to re-design the layout by reducing the original 18 holes to a 9 holes layout
These new circumstances have allowed Harradine to solve many of the previous problems and the course is now on one side of the road with a substantially reduced and more sustainable real estate area. The new proposal includes a beautiful and centrally located club house and generous practice facilities.
The classic par 36 3,502 yards track will be floodlit and will meander through existing trees, ecological evaporation ponds and 2 beautiful lakes.
Five tees at each hole will ensure diversity during the first and second rounds
Due to the sensitive ecological and environmental concerns provided by the high water table, the course has been designed to minimize run-off and the use of nutrients which will enhance and encourage existing and new fauna and flora.
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