Plans for Gary Player Signature Course in Cyprus
Page last updated at 9:00 am, Monday, December 31st, 2007
Gary Player Design has been selected by The Shacolas Group to create an 18-hole signature course for Limni Golf Resort on the island of Cyprus.
Located on the northwest Mediterranean coast of Cyprus, the small mountainous town of Limni will soon be the site of a world-class golf resort aimed at European holiday-makers.
Shacolas has appointed Gary Player Design and Nicklaus Design to create two signature championship layouts at the centre of Chrysochou Bay. The master plan also includes high-end residential villas as well as a boutique hotel and spa
Formerly an old copper mine, the parcel of land designated for the Player course is characterized by a large crater which will be integrated into the design. In addition, the property is raised up and set back from the shoreline, allowing for spectacular long-distance views of the Mediterranean.
Already a booming tourist destination with year-round sunshine, Cyprus is a new ‘jewel in the crown’ for golfers seeking breaks in the warmth of the eastern Mediterranean.
The government has a strategy which allows for 14 golf courses to be developed. As the first and only Player-Nicklaus development in the whole of Europe, Limni Golf Resort will undoubtedly be in a class of its own.