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Real Club de Golfe Las Brisas

Las Brisas

Following the appointment of Kyle Phillips to carry out an upgrade to the Front Nine of the Course at Las Brisas, Southern Golf were awarded the construction project, which included the replacement of tees, greens and bunkers and the installation of new irrigation and drainage systems.  The work took place between April and the end of August, with the intention of re-opening for play the following winter.

 
 
 
 
 


Palmares Golf Resort, Algarve, Portugal

PalmaresSouthern Golf commenced works on this 27 hole project in June 2009 eventually completing all construction elements in the spring of 2011. The RTJ 2 designed course consisted of  3 x 9 hole segments built within the sand dunes of Lagos bays Meia Praia Beach and the surrounding hillsides. Southern Golf carried out the construction elements alongside the RTJ 2 onsite management.

The course includes full USGA spec greens, wall to wall irrigation and drainage system as well as bent grass greens and tees with Bermuda 419 grass on the sand capped fairways. Since completion Palmares Resort has won several major international recognition awards and is recognised as one of the top Portuguese courses.

 

Elea Golf & Spa Resort, Paphos, Cyprus

Elea Golf ResortSouthern Golf were appointed Main Contractors for the Nick Faldo Signature designed course in May 2007 and all works were completed on 31st May 2010. The design has been created around a ‘desert’ style in order to conserve the quantity of water that would be required, resulting in a contrast between the irrigated areas to Tees, Fairways and Semi-Roughs, and the surrounding non irrigated areas of arid and native scrub planting and exposed limestone rock.

Tees, fairways and semi-roughs are planted with Seashore Supreme Paspallum grasses to further aid the conservation of water along with creating an excellent playing surface.

 


Clube de Golfe Alcanada, Mallorca, Spain

Alcanada

During the summer of 2008 Southern Golf carried out the successful renovation of all 20 greens at Alcanada Golf. The greens were completely rebuilt to inlude new drainage, gravel carpet and rootzone to satisfy full USGA standard and we reseeded with Seaside II Creeping Bentgrass. The operation started in May and was fully completed in 3 months with the greens back in play by October.

 
 
 

Killeen Castle Golf Course, Ireland

KilleenSouthern Golf are very proud to have constructed the Jack Nicklaus Signature Design Course in County Meath near to Dublin.

The golf course is built to the uppermost design and technical specification and set within a classic Irish country estate surrounded by mature native trees with magnificent backdrops of the Killeen Castle and the glorious countryside of County Meath.

 

 

 

Son Gual Golf, Palma Mallorca, SpainSon Gual Hole 10

Throughout the construction period of the project Southern Golf provided specialist golf resources directly to the developers/owners of Son Gual Golf to work closely and under the direction of Thomas Himmel, the Golf Course Designer.

These specialist resources included golf course shapers, management and supervision, specialist operators and golf course finishers. The result of this collaboration is an exceptionally high quality designed and constructed golf course that is being acclaimed by all who have visited and played the course.

 

The Wave Muscat, Oman

The Wave MuscatFollowing the successful construction of The Muscat Hills Golf & Country Club, the first grass golf course constructed in Oman, Southern Golf were awarded the contract to construct the Greg Norman designed “The Wave” golf course also in Muscat. Following the natural lines of Muscat’s pristine coastline, Almouj Golf as it is now known, is a links style course offering amateurs and professionals alike a challenging, yet rewarding, round of golf.

Running alongside a six-kilometre stretch of white beach, the works of this turn key project included an extensive earthworks operation to allow the creation of the golf courses hole framing sand dunes. In addition, a number of interconnected lakes were excavated and lined to act as the water source for the wall to wall irrigation system and to complement a natural wetland nature area. An extensive cart path system and a network of service roads were incorporated into the golf course. Greens, sweet sand capped fairways and the large tee complexes utilized Paspalum Platinum grass harvested from a purpose built on site turf nursery with dune areas covered with native plants & grasses. Southern Golf also carried out grow in maintenance operations until hand over to the client.

The new Greg Norman course has received excellent reviews and is recognised as one of the best new projects recently constructed in the region.

 

Muscat Hills Golf & Country Club, Oman

Muscat Hills

Southern Golf has constructed the first 18 hole green golf course in Oman, which is a ‘championship’ standard golf course designed by Paul Thomas of Dave Thomas Ltd and is set in a rocky terrain on the outskirts of Muscat, very near the airport, and was completed in late spring 2009 and open for play in summer 2009.

The site was almost pure rock intersected by several waddis and required the blasting and ‘pecking’ of 650,000 m3 of rock to create the golf course and the import of 300,000 m3 of sweet ‘dune’ sand to cap all the grassed areas and is destined to be one of the really great golf courses in the Middle East.

The tees, fairways and semi rough have been planted with ‘Princess 77’ a hybrid seeded Bermuda grass rather than using stolons and the results using this seed have been so good that we have taken on the agency for Princess 77 for the Middle East and India.

There are several other new projects in planning in Oman, and Southern Golf have established an Omani company and are looking forward to participating in some of the future golf developments in the country.

 

Dun Laoghaire Golf Club, Ireland

The New Dun Laoghaire Golf Club is a Hawtree designed 27 hole golf course near Dublin, and was opened for play to widespread acclaim last year.

Dun Laoghaire

The golf course was constructed to extremely high standards by Southern Golf and Roadbridge (a leading Irish Civils engineering company) in a locally set up Joint Venture, and the works included a drainage system designed to cope with a 1 in 50 year rain event and to allow play under almost any weather conditions. The drainage system also allows for the harvesting of water for the irrigation system. There is also a full cart path system and extensive water feature and water recycling system and major civils engineering works including road realignment and the construction of an underpass.

The course enjoys fantastic views across Bray to the Irish Sea and also of the adjacent Sugar Loaf Mountains and for those lucky enough to be members or guests of this famous old club, the newly constructed golf course will be a superb golfing experience.

 

Vilamoura Victoria, Algarve, Portugal

 

Vilamoura VictoriaSouthern Golf were awarded a full turnkey contract to construct the prestigious Arnold Palmer designed Vilamoura Victoria Golf course in July 2002 eventually completing all construction elements in the summer of 2003. The brief was to create a golf course capable of hosting major professional tournaments and accommodate the viewing public as well as being a fair and enjoyable experience for amateur golfers.

The works included a 1,000,000 m3 earthworks operation to produce a platform for the golf course and to create 12 hectares of lakes with large rock retaining walls and an extensive cascade water system. The specification called for full USGA spec bent grass greens, wall to wall irrigation and an extensive & complete enclosed drainage system. Sand capped fairways and the large tee complexes utilized Bermuda 419 grass with outer roughs planted with hard fescues.

Since completion Vilamoura Victoria has hosted several major professional tournaments including The PGA Golf World Cup in 2005 & The Portugal Masters from 2007 -2012.

Vilamoura Victoria is recognized as one of the top Portuguese courses.