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YOUTH OLYMPIC GOLF A SUCCESS AT NANJING ZHONGSHAN INTERNATIONAL GOLF CLUB

Aug 29, 2014 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course Design

As the second edition of the Summer Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China came to a close on August 28, the first ever Youth Olympic golf competition can go down in history as a resounding success after an exciting week of competition at the Gary Player-designed… Read More »

NANJING ZHONGSHAN INTERNATIONAL GOLF CLUB HOSTS GOLF FOR FIRST APPEARANCE IN YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES

Aug 19, 2014 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course Design

As top junior athletes from around the globe converge upon Nanjing, China for the second edition of the Summer Youth Olympic Games, the Gary Player-designed Nanjing Zhongshan International Golf Club will provide the stage for the first ever golf event… Read More »

THRACIAN CLIFFS BESTOWED MEMBERSHIP OF ‘LEADING GOLF COURSES EUROPE’

Aug 04, 2014 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course Design

The world-class, Gary Player-designed Thracian Cliffs Resort in Bulgaria has been bestowed membership of the prestigious ‘Leading Golf Courses Europe’ collection following a recent inspection visit by its senior team. The luxury Black Sea venue has… Read More »

GARY PLAYER DESIGN TO UPDATE SARASOTA’S LAUREL OAK COUNTRY CLUB

Jul 01, 2014 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course Design

Gary Player Design will soon embark on a strategic redesign of Laurel Oak Country Club’s East Course. Laurel Oak, located in Sarasota, Florida, has commissioned Player’s design firm to update the club’s original Gary Player Signature Course to preserve… Read More »

GARY PLAYER DESIGN’S DONNAFUGATA MORE POPULAR THAN EVER BEFORE WITH UK GOLFERS

Jun 17, 2014 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course Design

Donnafugata Golf Resort & Spa’s reputation amongst travelling UK golfers continues to grow at a record rate with the deluxe Sicilian venue having taken more bookings than ever before in a calendar year – with more than six months to go in 2014.… Read More »

GARY PLAYER DESIGN EUROPEAN PROJECTS GAIN MOMENTUM

May 29, 2014 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course Design

Gary Player overlooks the quarry crater that has been filled to make way for the golf course at Limni Golf Resort While Asia has recently taken center stage in golf course development, Gary Player Design continues to build upon its impressive global portfolio… Read More »

GARY PLAYER-DESIGNED MODRY LAS PREMIERS AT NORDEA MASTERS

May 27, 2014 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course Design

Modry Las has confirmed it will make its debut at this year’s Nordea Masters; Scandinavia’s flagship tournament. Exhibiting under the banner of Golf in West Pomerania, Poland’s top golf course will make its premiere as it prepares to celebrate its… Read More »

GARY PLAYER DESIGN LEADS GOLF DIGEST’S 2014 GOLF COURSE RANKINGS

Apr 25, 2014 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course Design

The Links at Fancourt Golf Digest has just released its biennial “Top 100 South Africa Courses” list, and Gary Player Design achieved an unprecedented result as five of the top six courses belong to the firm’s portfolio. The Links at Fancourt in… Read More »

GARY PLAYER DESIGN SELECTED FOR TIANZHU GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB PROJECT IN BEIJING

Mar 31, 2014 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course Design

Beijing will soon be home to its second Gary Player Signature Design, as Tianzhu Golf & Country Club announced the Black Knight’s firm has been selected to undertake the redesign of their 27-hole course. The announcement was shared at a kick-off… Read More »

WILDSTONE GOLF CLUB SET TO OPEN APRIL 18TH FOR THIRD SEASON IN SPARKLING CONDITION

Mar 28, 2014 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course Design

CRANBROOK, BC – Whether you’re a local teeing it up in one of its signature events or passing through the Kootney Rockies and looking for a great place to play golf, Wildstone GC offers one of the most exceptional golf experiences in the land. It… Read More »

GARY PLAYER PREPARES FOR BUSY TOUR OF ASIAN DESIGN SITES

Feb 28, 2014 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course Design

There is no question that Asia has quickly emerged as one of the brightest spots in the golf course design industry with the increasing globalization of golf in recent years. With a continually growing portfolio of projects spanning the continent, Gary… Read More »

HIGH FIVE FOR POLAND’S TOP GOLF RESORT

Feb 27, 2014 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course Design

The 2014 golf season is set to be the most significant yet for Poland’s top golf resort, according to the team at Modry Las Golf Club. Celebrating its fifth anniversary in July, the acclaimed Gary Player-designed course will be joined by a new nine-hole… Read More »

GOLFING GREAT IS AWED BY CHINA PROGRESS

Feb 24, 2014 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course Design

The country needs to import instructors if it wants to climb the world ladder, Gary Player says. The golfer Gary Player, who has designed eight golf courses in China, and with another five in the pipeline, says it is only a matter of time before the country… Read More »

GOLF DIGEST RANKS THE LINKS AT FANCOURT & LEOPARD CREEK AMONG WORLD’S 100 GREATEST GOLF COURSES

Jan 31, 2014 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course Design

Two Gary Player Design courses made a statement in Golf Digest’s first ever listing of the world’s 100 greatest golf courses. The golfing icon from South Africa designed the only courses from his home country to make the list, as The Links at Fancourt… Read More »

DONNAFUGATA MAKES DEBUT IN LIST OF ITALY’S BEST GOLF COURSES

Jan 24, 2014 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course Design

The position of Donnafugata Golf Resort & Spa in European golf continues to soar after receiving new recognition from one of the continent’s top course-ranking websites. For the first time in its brief history, the five-star Sicilian venue has been… Read More »

GARY PLAYER DESIGN LOOKS FORWARD TO GLOBAL OPENINGS IN 2014

Jan 02, 2014 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course Design

The design firm of the International Ambassador of Golf, Gary Player, features a global portfolio that includes over 325 courses in 35 countries and remains one of the most active firms internationally. Gary Player Design will continue its global expansion… Read More »

LEOPARD CREEK & GARY PLAYER COUNTRY CLUB SHINE ON EUROPEAN TOUR

Dec 03, 2013 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course DesignEvents & Tournaments

The Gary Player Country Club welcomes 30 of the world’s elite golfers this week in the Nedbank Golf Challenge. The European Tour continues to strengthen their association with South Africa as eight tournaments are now co-sanctioned with the Sunshine… Read More »

GARY PLAYER NO LONGER TO DESIGN NEW ZIMBALI GOLF COURSE

Nov 26, 2013 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course Design

Gary Player and Gary Player Design will no longer have any further involvement as the designer of the new Zimbali Lakes Golf Course near Durban, South Africa.  Developer IFA Hotels and Resorts and Black Knight International announced that they would… Read More »

THRACIAN CLIFFS NAMED THE BEST GOLF RESORT IN EUROPE FOR 2014 BY IAGTO

Nov 21, 2013 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course Design

Only three years after its official opening and a few months after the 50th Anniversary Volvo World Match Play Championship, Thracian Cliffs was awarded as European Golf Resort of the Year 2014. The prestigious award has been voted by the International… Read More »

GARY PLAYER UNVEILS NEW COURSE AT DLF GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB IN INDIA

Oct 26, 2013 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course Design

Gary Player Design continues to expand upon its ever-growing international portfolio as the renowned design firm opened the first nine holes of its first Gary Player Signature course in India at DLF Golf and Country Club on October 26. The newest design… Read More »

DONNAFUGATA DOUBLE BOOST IN NEW EUROPEAN GOLF LIST

Oct 15, 2013 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course Design

Donnafugata Golf Resort and Spa’s position in European golf has risen to new prominence after both its courses received recognition in a leading industry poll for the first time in its short history. The deluxe five-star venue only opened in 2010 but,… Read More »

THE BLACK KNIGHT RELISHING GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL TO BE STAGED AT LOST CITY

Oct 09, 2013 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course DesignThe Player FoundationEvents & Tournaments

Gary Player has called it one of his favorite golf courses that he has ever designed and a course that embodies the spirit of Africa, making the Lost City Golf Course the perfect venue for this year’s Gary Player Invitational presented by Coca-Cola.… Read More »

GARY PLAYER DESIGN DEBUTS TWO SIGNATURE COURSES THIS FALL

Sep 30, 2013 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course Design

The global portfolio of Gary Player Design continues to expand in 2013 with two new course designs debuting in the span of one month. Gary Player was on hand for the September 27 opening of the Mountain Park Golf Couse in South Carolina, one of the few… Read More »

INDURA BEACH & GOLF RESORT SET FOR EARLY 2014 OPENING IN HONDURAS

Sep 18, 2013 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course Design

Plunge into an unrivaled experience with nature at Indura Resort & Spa, Central America’s new luxury resort featuring an 18-hole Gary Player Signature course situated along the Caribbean Sea on the northern coastline of Honduras. The first design… Read More »

GARY PLAYER EXCITED TO OPEN NEW MOUNTAIN PARK GOLF COURSE IN SOUTH CAROLINA

Aug 29, 2013 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course DesignEvents & Tournaments

Mountain Park, a Gary Player Signature design, opening this September is set to be one of only a few golf North American courses to open this year. Gary Player Design is pleased to announce the grand opening of the Mountain Park Golf Course in South Carolina… Read More »

GLENARBOR GOLF CLUB CELEBRATES 10TH ANNIVERSARY WITH COURSE DESIGNER GARY PLAYER

May 24, 2013 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course Design

GlenArbor Golf Club hosted a celebration to commemorate the ten year anniversary of the formal clubhouse opening. In attendance were golf legend, Gary Player, the golf course architect, many special guests who were instrumental in fulfilling the vision… Read More »

THRACIAN CLIFFS TAKES CENTER STAGE AT 50TH VOLVO WORLD MATCH PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP

May 23, 2013 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course Design

The stunning Thracian Cliffs, a Gary Player Signature Design, during this year’s Volvo World Match Play Championship [Volvo in Golf] As the European Tour hosted its first tournament in Bulgaria, the historic Volvo World Match Play Championship found… Read More »

WIDE PRAISE FOR BULGARIA AND THRACIAN CLIFFS FOLLOWING THE SUCCESSFUL WORLD MATCH PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP

May 20, 2013 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course DesignEvents & Tournaments

Graeme McDowell during his final match against Thailand’s Thongchai Jaidee at the Gary Player-designed Thracian Cliffs [Volvo in Golf] May 20 (Reuters) - Bulgaria, without a player in the world’s top 1,500, has been widely praised after hosting… Read More »

MCDOWELL PRAISES EUROPEAN TOUR AT VOLVO WORLD MATCH PLAY IN BULGARIA

May 16, 2013 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course DesignEvents & Tournaments

Graeme McDowell takes in the Gary Player Signature Course Thracian Cliffs during his match against Englishman Chris Wood. [Volvo in Golf] KAVARNA, Bulgaria—Graeme McDowell hailed the unique nature of the European Tour on the Northern Irishman’s… Read More »

THE EUROPEAN TOUR GOES INSIDE THRACIAN CLIFFS GOLF & BEACH RESORT

May 14, 2013 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course DesignEvents & Tournaments

Ahead of this week’s Volvo World Match Play Championship, The European Tour takes a closer look into the new host venue for this year’s tournament, the spectacular Thracian Cliffs Golf & Beach Resort in Bulgaria. Perched on the soaring rugged… Read More »

MODRY LAS NAMED POLAND’S TOP GOLF COURSE

Mar 25, 2013 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course Design

Following a nationwide poll conducted by one of Europe’s leading golf websites, Modry Las Golf Club has been named Poland’s best golf course. Already part of Golf World’s top 100 European golf courses, this is the second time the Gary Player layout… Read More »

MOROCCO’S MAZAGAN BEACH & GOLF RESORT NAMED GOLF RESORT OF THE YEAR

Nov 30, 2012 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course Design

As one of golf’s most international design firms, Gary Player Design continues to raise the benchmark for golf courses around the world.  When embarking on one of their first Moroccan golf course designs in El Jadida, the Black Knight’s firm… Read More »

GARY PLAYER VISITS INDIA TO REVIEW COURSE AT DLF GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB

Nov 16, 2012 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course Design

Gary Player Design and DLF, India’s largest real estate developer, will soon set a new standard for golf when the Gary Player Signature course opens in the Summer of 2013.  Following another rousing success at the Gary Player Invitational presented… Read More »

AROUND THE WORLD IN 30 DAYS WITH THE WORLD’S MOST TRAVELED ATHLETE

Oct 31, 2012 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course DesignEvents & Tournaments

Turning 77 this week certainly has not slowed down the World’s Most Traveled Athlete.  Gary Player, having logged over 25 million travel kilometers, continues to traverse the globe as one of the world’s premier golf course designers, dedicated… Read More »

VOLVO WORLD MATCH PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP RELOCATES TO GARY PLAYER-DESIGNED THRACIAN CLIFFS

Oct 26, 2012 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course DesignEvents & Tournaments

The Gary Player Signature course at Thracian Cliffs will take center stage next year as the Volvo World Match Play Championship and the European Tour make their first foray into Bulgaria.  Heralded as one of Gary Player Design’s most dramatic,… Read More »

GARY PLAYER DESIGN LOOKS TO LEAVE A LASTING IMPACT ON GOLF IN GABON

Sep 30, 2012 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course Design

The influence of Gary Player can be clearly evidenced throughout the African continent in respect to the game of golf, and the Black Knight continues to positively impact the game’s growth close to home.  In the emerging West African country of… Read More »

GARY PLAYER DESIGN ANNOUNCES FALL 2013 OPENING THE GOLF COURSE AT THE CLIFFS AT MOUNTAIN PARK

Aug 31, 2012 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course Design

Gary Player Design and The Cliffs are pleased to announce that The Cliffs at Mountain Park Golf Course is scheduled to open in the fall of 2013. One of only a few golf courses currently under construction in North America and the seventh golf course in… Read More »

GARY PLAYER DESIGN EXPANDS INDIAN FOOTPRINT WITH GLADE ONE

Aug 30, 2012 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course Design

Gary Player Design announced their continued expansion in India today with the signing of the Glade One Golf Course in Ahmedabad, India.  bSafal, a prominent Indian real estate development company, selected the Player Design brand for their project.… Read More »

GARY PLAYER DESIGN SELECTED FOR MONTENEGRO’S FIRST GOLF COURSE

Jul 30, 2012 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course Design

Gary Player has been tapped to design the first golf course in Montenegro at Luštica Bay.  Montenegro, known as the pearl of the Mediterranean, will be home to an 18-hole Gary Player Signature Design that is expected to be completed by early 2015.… Read More »

COSTABAJA GOLF CLUB RECEIVES PERFECT SCORES IN CUSTOMER SATISFACTION

Jul 16, 2012 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course Design

CostaBaja Golf Club, a championship Gary Player-designed golf course overlooking the Sea of Cortez, announced that it has received perfect scores for its “Overall” experience measured by customer surveys completed during the first two quarters of… Read More »

MONTENEGRO’S FIRST GOLF COURSE AT LUŠTICA BAY TO BE DESIGNED BY GARY PLAYER

Jul 10, 2012 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course Design

Luštica Development AD, a joint venture between Swiss-based Orascom Development Holding and the government of Montenegro, announced today that Gary Player, a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame and the most prolific globetrotting golfer in the history… Read More »

GARY PLAYER DESIGN SELECTED BY DLF IN INDIA

Jun 27, 2012 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course Design

India will soon feature its first Gary Player Signature 18-hole championship golf course, as the Black Knight has been tapped to build upon his initial 9-hole course at the DLF Golf & Country Club in Gurgaon, outside of India’s capital city of New… Read More »

Gary Player Design Eco-Friendly Reputation Grows

May 30, 2012 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course Design

Gary Player has always believed that the environment is of the utmost importance when designing and maintaining golf courses.  The commitment to design eco-friendly courses around the world by the golfing legend and Gary Player Design have been justly… Read More »

Saadiyat Beach Golf Club Awarded Audubon International Certificate for Wildlife & Habitat Management

May 18, 2012 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course Design

Abu Dhabi, UAE — The Gary Player signature golf course, Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, has been awarded certification from Audubon International in recognition of its efforts to preserve and encourage wildlife on the course and surrounding areas. In… Read More »

BlackSeaRama Pro-Am Offers Unique ‘Triple Treat’

May 14, 2012 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course Design

Two golf courses designed by Gary Player will soon be spotlighted during the fourth annual BlackSeaRama Pro-Am in Bulgaria on July 10-15.  This year, the PGAs of Europe sanctioned event offers a new and unique triple treat for contestants, as the… Read More »

Morocco’s Tourism Drive Sparks Royal Visit to Augusta

Apr 30, 2012 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course Design

Morocco’s ambitious goals to boost their tourism industry brought His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid to Augusta during Masters Week with plans to discuss the expansion of Gary Player Design’s presence in the North African country. By 2020, Morocco… Read More »

Gary Player Design’s First Project in Cyprus

Mar 05, 2012 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course Design

The Limni Golf Resort located on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus will soon feature the first ever Gary Player Signature golf course.  “This is a special project.  We were given one of the more challenging sites we have ever worked with… Read More »

China Remains an Important Market for Gary Player Design

Mar 05, 2012 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course Design

China has been one of the few bright spots for the global golf course design industry and it appears that the pace of new projects will remain strong in the coming years.  With eight completed golf courses including acclaimed Jinji Lake International… Read More »

Gary Player Design’s Latest Project in India Moves Ahead

Mar 05, 2012 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course Design

Construction on Gary Player Design’s latest project in India at the DLF Golf & Country Club in Gurgaon, just outside of New Delhi, is well underway with the course expected to officially open in the Spring of 2013.  With the launch of the new… Read More »

Sardinia – A Mediterranean Gem

Feb 01, 2012 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course Design

The autonomous region of Sardinia has been described as the perfect mix of Italian culture, history, cuisine and luxury without the crowds.  Located off of the Southwestern coast of Italy, Sardinia is the second largest island in the Mediterranean… Read More »

Volvo Golf Champions preview

Jan 17, 2012 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course Design

The European Tour remains in South Africa this week for the Volvo Golf Champions tournament. A strong field has assembled at Fancourt to do battle for the largest tournament purse on the African continent. Last year, the inaugural Volvo Golf Champions… Read More »

Big Names Tee-off at Fancourt

Jan 11, 2012 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course Design

Top Golfing talent head for Fancourt on South Africa’s famous Garden Route for the Volvo Golf Championship next week Some of the world’s top golfers including Major winners, Darren Clarke, Ernie Els and Padraig Harrington are heading for Fancourt… Read More »

Gary Player Thrilled to be a Finalist for Rio 2016 Olympic Games Golf Course

Dec 23, 2011 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course Design

The selection of who will design the golf course for the 2016 Olympic Games tightened with the field cut to eight firms and the final choice expected in early 2012.  Gary Player shares a few thoughts on the importance of the project and why the opportunity… Read More »

A Strong Field for the Volvo Golf Champions Event at Gary Player Designed The Links at Fancourt

Dec 05, 2011 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course Design

The field for the European Tour’s Volvo Golf Champions event, which is going to be played at The Links at Fancourt from 19th to 22nd January, is getting stronger.  Colin Montgomerie, Louis Oosthuizen, Matteo Manassero and Tom Lewis are the latest… Read More »

Gary Player Chosen As Finalist To Design 2016 Olympics Golf Course In Rio

Dec 03, 2011 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course Design

On Friday, December 2nd, the eight finalists of the Golf Course Architectural Services RFP were announced. The winning participants will design the executive project for the Olympic venue, to be built in Rio de Janeiro to welcome golf’s return to the… Read More »

The Nedbank Golf Challenge Enters Its 31st Year

Dec 01, 2011 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course DesignEvents & Tournaments

In 1978 Gary Player, South Africa’s Sportsman of the Century, and one of the most revered golfers in the world, sat down with his friend Sol Kerzner, the developer of the Sun City Resort, and proposed launching a new golf tournament that would bring… Read More »

Gary Player Designed Leopard Creek Hosts The Alfred Dunhill Championship For 8th Consecutive Year

Nov 15, 2011 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course Design

On 17 November the Alfred Dunhill Championship returns to Gary Player designed Leopard Creek for the eighth consecutive year with all eyes on Spain’s Pablo Martin as he attempts to complete a historic “hat trick” and win the Championship for the… Read More »

Gary Player Country Club Is Still a “Green Monster”

Nov 09, 2011 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course DesignEvents & Tournaments

As the 31st edition of the Nedbank Challenge looms, the Gary Player CC layout hasn’t lost any of it’s it’s sparkle. The Gary Player Country Club layout at Sun City won’t feature any significant changes for this year’s Nedbank… Read More »

Construction on Gary Player Design’s Los Micos In Honduras Drives Forward

Nov 01, 2011 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course Design

Global golf ambassador and renowned course designer Gary Player visited his first project in Honduras, Los Micos Beach & Golf Resort to review the construction progress and to work with the Los Micos’ environmental consultant to closely review areas… Read More »

Player Designed Hidden Tiger Named One of China’s Best New Courses

Nov 01, 2011 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course Design

The Gary Player designed Hidden Tiger Golf Club was just named one of the three best new courses in China by Golf Digest.  The rankings which are considered to be extremely prestigious in China and throughout Asia were based on eight factors: shot… Read More »

Volvo to Crown Golf Champion of Champions at The Links at Fancourt in South Africa

Oct 25, 2011 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course DesignEvents & Tournaments

The European Tour’s first-ever true ‘tournament of champions’ event has been confirmed for South Africa’s number-one golf course, The Links at Fancourt, from 19th – 22nd January, with the prospect of the finest field ever assembled for a European… Read More »

South Africa’s Largest Amateur Golf Competition Heads to Gary Player Designed Sun City

Oct 20, 2011 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course DesignEvents & Tournaments

South Africa’s biggest amateur golf competition heads to Sun City next week when 99 golfers from around the country gather to contest the Sanlam Cancer Challenge National Finals. A total of 37 000 golfers have taken part in 800 club competitions nationwide… Read More »

Gary Player Design Allies With Axis Leisure Management To Expand Presence In China

Sep 28, 2011 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course DesignReal Estate Services

Beijing, PRC - Gary Player Design and Beijing based leisure and hospitality specialists Axis Leisure Management have announced a strategic alliance aimed at expanding Gary Player Design’s presence in the rapidly expanding Chinese market. “We are… Read More »

Gary Player Designed Jinji Lake Golf Club GEO Certified™

Sep 14, 2011 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course Design

Suzhou, People’s Republic of China - Jinji Lake Golf Club maintains over one-hundred hectares of greenspace and wildlife habitat in the urbanized center of Suzhou, a historic industrial city in the Yangtze River Delta. As the first club in mainland… Read More »

Gary Player Designed Jockey Club Kau Sai Chau Receives GEO Certification

Sep 06, 2011 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course Design

The Jockey Club Kau Sai Chau Public Golf Course has become the first golf club in Asia-Pacific region to achieve the coveted GEO Certified™ award – an internationally recognized sustainability assurance from the Golf Environment Organization. The… Read More »

CostaBaja Resort & Marina Seeing Great Success

Aug 01, 2011 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course Design

In November 2010 Gary Player traveled to La Paz, Mexico to celebrate the grand opening of his first signature golf course in Mexico, CostaBaja Resort & Marina.  Since then the course and development have received great reviews and sales of residential… Read More »

BLACK KNIGHT DESIGN CELEBRATES GRAND OPENING OF CANADA’S WILDSTONE GOLF COURSE

Jun 15, 2011 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course Design

Cranbrook, British Columbia – Black Knight Design, a brand of Gary Player Design, celebrated the grand opening of Wildstone Golf Course, the first ever Black Knight project in Canada. “Wildstone really is spectacular, with dramatic elevation changes… Read More »

Gary Player Designed Thracian Clffs Awes Grand Opening Guests

Jun 09, 2011 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course Design

“Thracian Cliffs is the most beautiful course I’ve even been to, and I certainly know how serious this evaluation is,” said a visibly excited Gary Player at the opening of Thracian Cliffs Golf & Beach Resort on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast. … Read More »

Saadiyat Beach Golf Club Joins Audubon Sanctuary Program

Jun 03, 2011 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course Design

Abu Dhabi - Gary Player designed Saadiyat Beach Golf Club has received certification in Environmental Planning from the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses (ACSP), an international program administered by Audubon International designed… Read More »

The Black Knight Opens Thracian Cliffs in Bulgaria

May 31, 2011 | Filed Under: Golf Course Design

Global golf icon and leading golf course designer Gary Player will officially open Thracian Cliffs Golf & SPA in Cape Kaliakra, Bulgaria on June 4th.  The Black Knight will join Bulgarian businessman and developer Krassimir Guergov, Bulgarian… Read More »

Gary Player Designed Thracian Cliffs In Bulgaria Set To Open on 4 June

May 02, 2011 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course Design

The Black Knight will be on hand for the Grand Opening festivities for Thracian Cliffs Golf & SPA in Cape Kaliakra, Bulgaria on the 4th of June.  Thracian Cliffs is the second Gary Player designed course developed by Bulgarian businessman Krassimir… Read More »

Gary Player Selected To Design Royal Golf de Marrakech

Mar 31, 2011 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course Design

Gary Player Design has been awarded the contract to upgrade and re-design 27-holes at Royal Golf de Marrakech in Morocco. “This is going to be a really fun and interesting project.” said Gary Player. “We visited Morocco earlier this year and spent… Read More »

“Island of Happiness” To Guarantee Lots Of Smiles For UAE Residents

Mar 18, 2011 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course Design

Among all of Abu Dhabi’s recent developments, the ‘Island of Happiness’ attracts a lot of interest. Known formally as Saadiyat (the Arabic word for happiness) Island, its development may be exciting but it is not particularly unique to the… Read More »

Monty Heads The Field For The Sicilian Open

Mar 09, 2011 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course Design

Ryder Cup Captain and 31-time European Tour event winner Colin Montgomerie will head the field at this weekend’s Sicilian Open being held at the Gary Player designed Donnafugata Golf Resort & Spa.  This is the first event of the 2011 European… Read More »

New Gary Player Designed Course In Honduras

Mar 01, 2011 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course Design

Construction on Los Micos Beach & Golf Resort, the first Gary Player designed course in Honduras, got underway earlier this year and looks to be on pace for a grand opening within the next 18 months.  Los Micos is a public/private partnership… Read More »

Gary Player Dominates South African Golf Course Rankings

Mar 01, 2011 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course Design

Golf Digest has just released its yearly Top 100 courses and Gary Player designed courses have been recognized as the best of the best in South Africa.  The Links at Fancourt in George took home top honors, Leopard Creek was rated #2 and three other… Read More »

Five Courses…Five Grand Openings…Five different Countries

Dec 21, 2010 | Filed Under: Golf Course Design

Gary Player has once again shown his global reach by opening five new golf courses in 2010 in a wide variety of locations around the world.  Four of these Grand Openings of Gary Player Signature courses took place during a span of six weeks, which… Read More »

IFA Hotels & Resorts Celebrates Official “Sod Turning” of Gary Player Designed Golf Course

Nov 30, 2010 | Filed Under: Golf Course Design

The first construction milestone of the Zimbali Lakes Resort has been celebrated with the official ‘Sod Turning’ Ceremony of the Resort’s keynote feature – the Gary Player Signature designed golf course that is being built by IFA Hotels &… Read More »

Mazagan Beach Resort Celabrated Official Opening with the presence of course designer, Gary Player

Nov 16, 2010 | Filed Under: Golf Course Design

Last October under the banner of entertainment, festivities, local culinary delights, red carpet, celebrities and a legendary firework show, the Mazagan Beach Resort opened and now celebrates its first anniversary. 3.1 billion Dirhams were invested to… Read More »

Costabaja Site For Mexico’s First Gary Player Designed Golf Course

Nov 16, 2010 | Filed Under: Golf Course Design

La Paz, Mexico – Gary Player, an original member of the World Golf Hall of Fame and the most prolific globetrotting professional golfer in the history of the sport, has landed at CostaBaja, with the first Gary Player Signature golf course ever built… Read More »

Saadiyat Beach Wins Coveted Accolade

Nov 11, 2010 | Filed Under: Golf Course Design

Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC), the Abu Dhabi-based master developer of Saadiyat Island and its stunning Saadiyat Beach Golf Club designed by Gary Player, were delighted by a successful evening at the 2010 Arabian Property Awards.… Read More »

Gary Player Design Opens Several New Projects in 2010

Aug 04, 2010 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course Design

It is no secret that the past few years have been very difficult for the entire golf course design industry.  North America, the traditional hot bed of new projects, has come to a screeching halt, and the number of new project announcements worldwide… Read More »

Player Design’s Modry Las - Poland’s Top Rated Course - Breaks Ground On New Clubhouse

Jul 12, 2010 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course Design

The next exciting stage of the acclaimed Modry Las golf course is taking shape in the beautiful West Pomerania region of Poland. The foundations of a new, contemporary clubhouse are being laid alongside the Gary Player design, which was recognised in… Read More »

Wildstone In British Columbia, Canada Back On Track

Jun 30, 2010 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course DesignReal Estate Services

The global downturn has affected every sector of the economy and perhaps none harder than the real estate market, but there are signs of a recovery.  Wildstone in Cranbrook, British Columbia, is a prime example. Earlier this year Coast To Coast Development… Read More »

Construction Resumes On The Player Signature Designed Course At The Cliffs At Mountain Park

Jun 30, 2010 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course DesignReal Estate Services

On June 6th Gary Player and Jim Anthony, CEO of The Cliffs Communities, hosted a cocktail reception for 250 home owners and guests to celebrate the “re-launch” of the Gary Player Signature designed Cliffs at Mountain Park golf course.  After… Read More »

Black Knight Returns for Command Performance

Jun 02, 2010 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course Design

The South African golfing superstar will be honoured at a special ceremony where he will be presented the prestigious Asia Pacific Life-Time Achievement Award for golf.  Affectionately renowned globally as the “Black Knight”, Player will… Read More »

Why Brown Is The New Green – Player Design’s Eco-Friendly Mission

May 04, 2010 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course Design | Comments: 2

Eco-friendly is a popular term these days, but what does it really mean?  And how does one be eco-friendly?  For Gary Player Design these two questions are of great importance and have become the central elements in every golf course design… Read More »

Poland Makes Its Mark As A Top Golf Destination

Mar 31, 2010 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course Design

Poland, like many other countries where the popularity of golf is in its early stages, had little infrastructure in place to allow for the growth of the game.  Most considered golf to be an elitist sport and the lack of public and private courses… Read More »

Modry Las Golf Club Awarded Best Golf Course in Poland

Mar 19, 2010 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course Design

The stunning Gary Player-designed Modry Las Golf Club has been named the best golf course in Poland according to the country’s leading golf website Polishgolf.pl. Already selected as one of Europe’s top 100 courses by Golf World magazine (UK),… Read More »

Fancourt To Host BMW Golf Cup International

Mar 02, 2010 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course Design

(George, South Africa) - Three months into 2010, the 2009 BMW Golf Cup International season reaches its conclusion with the World Final in South Africa from 1st to 6th March 2010. The top 99 players from the 34 countries that entered the largest international… Read More »

India To Become A World Class Golf Destination

Mar 02, 2010 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course Design | Comments: 1

India is without a doubt one of the most vibrant and interesting countries to visit and it is on its way to becoming a world class golf destination.  While many still consider golf to be an elitist sport in India the popularity of the game is growing… Read More »

Bulgaria Strives To Become New Golf Destination

Feb 23, 2010 | Filed Under: Golf Course Design

Eight years, since the first participation of Bulgaria in the International Golf Travel Market in 2002, 30 foreign golf tour operators and journalists will visit the leading golf clubs and resorts in Bulgaria in April of this year. The interest in Bulgaria… Read More »

Volvo China Open To Be Held At Gary Player Designed Suzhou Golf Club In Shanghai

Feb 09, 2010 | Filed Under: Golf Course Design

(Shanghai) The European PGA Tour announced that it will once again sanction The Volvo China Open as an official event and move the tournament to Suzhou Jinji Lake International Golf Club. Located in the Suzhou Industrial Park about a one hour drive from… Read More »

Saadiyat Beach Golf Club Opens To Rave Reviews

Feb 02, 2010 | Filed Under: Golf Course Design

On 28 January 2010 the Saadiyat Beach Golf Club kicked off its grand opening with the inaugural Saadiyat Beach Classic charity golf tournament hosted by Gary Player.  Mr. Player officially opened the tournament with a perfect drive off of the first… Read More »

South Korea - One of Asia’s Hottest and Most Dynamic Golf Markets

Jan 28, 2010 | Filed Under: Golf Course Design

As late as the 1970’s golf was considered “an elitist sport” and was actually discouraged by the government, but over the past 30 years it turned into a national obsession in South Korea.  It is now considered to be one of the hottest golf… Read More »

Saadiyat Beach Golf Club Unveils Frank Gehry Designed Clubhouse

Jan 28, 2010 | Filed Under: Golf Course Design

Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC), the Abu Dhabi-based master developer of Saadiyat Island and its Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, today unveiled plans for a Frank Gehry-designed clubhouse – the world-renowned architect’s first golf-related… Read More »

Saadiyat Beach Classic Hosted by Gary Player Event Tees Up Top Stars

Jan 28, 2010 | Filed Under: Golf Course Design

A host of top international golfing names and celebrities from the world of sport have thrown their hats into the ring for this month’s inaugural Saadiyat Beach Classic - a top-tier international charity golf tournament created by Master Developer,… Read More »

Gary Player’s First Bulgarian Design Named Best New International Course by Golf Inc. Magazine

Dec 08, 2009 | Filed Under: Golf Course Design

Just after opening in July, Gary Player’s first golf course design in Bulgaria, BlackSeaRama Golf & Villas, has been named the Best New International Golf Course 2009 by Golf Inc. Magazine.  An esteemed panel of industry experts ranging from… Read More »

Gary Player Opens New Course in Morocco

Nov 18, 2009 | Filed Under: Golf Course Design

Gary Player was on Morocco’s Atlantic coast over the weekend to unveil his newest golf course design at Golf de Mogador, located in the historic port town of Essaouira.  Player inaugurated the course by leading distinguished guests in a ceremonial… Read More »

Gary Player Receives First Ever Asia Pacific Golf Humanitarian Accolade

Nov 04, 2009 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course DesignThe Player Foundation

On the closing evening of the most successful Asia Pacific Golf Summit, Gary Player became the first recipient of the Asia Pacific Golf Humanitarian Award in recognition for his decades of service and tireless efforts to provide education to underprivileged… Read More »