Golf Course Architecture - Issue 56: April 2019

42 Photo: Pacific Links International Global round-up TEE BOX Monte Rei Golf & Country Club in the eastern Algarve, Portugal, has announced it will be developing a second golf course, by Nicklaus Design. “We are excited that Monte Rei has asked us to design their second course as they continue to improve and develop the club, which is already considered by many as the best in Portugal and one of the finest golf destinations in Europe,” said Jack Nicklaus. The North course was originally designed by Nicklaus’s firm in 2007 and since then has regularly ranked in the top 10 in Europe. “The South course will have many similar features, great trees, wonderful topography, beautiful vistas, and has the potential to be another sensational course. Our mission will be to maximise the existing terrain and natural features, so we can create an experience that has its own distinct personality, with the same commitment to excellence that golfers expect when they visit Monte Rei.” Construction of the new course is expected to begin in June 2019. Photo: Monte Rei Golf & Country Club Monte Rei announces second Nicklaus layout Golf network Pacific Links International has selected Tiger Woods’ firm TGR Design and Gil Hanse to design courses for Mākaha Valley Resort on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. “At TGR Design, we focus on finding spectacular locations to design distinct and memorable golf courses,” said Woods. “The cathedral-like setting of the property is framed with big ocean views to the west and towering mountains to the east. We are designing a golf course that will take advantage of this spectacular setting yet still be fun and playable for golfers of all abilities.” Tiger Woods and Gil Hanse to develop Mākaha courses