Golf Course Architecture - Issue 58 October 2019

26 TEE BOX The first nine of a new 27-hole course designed by Stirling & Martin Golf Architects at Altaona Golf and Country Village in Murcia, Spain, is set for a November opening. Marco Martin, partner at Stirling & Martin, said: “When Blake Stirling and myself began to study routings for the huge residential resort of more than 800 acres, we admired the great work of the land planners dedicating more than 300 acres for us to design three loops of nine holes, a golf academy and a nine- hole par-three course. “It is a really good example of how golf and a residential community can co-exist under the umbrella of maximum safety and premium views for all residents of the course’s beautiful holes.” First nine at Altaona set to open Sports Turf Solutions has reported a successful year for its Zeon Zoysia in Asia. “Zeon Zoysia has taken off better than we could ever have hoped for,” said Brad Burgess of Sports Turf Solutions. “In the past 12 months we have secured over 12 new projects throughout Vietnam, Singapore, Philippines and Korea.” Burgess puts the success of the Zeon Zoysia down to the playability of the grass. “The ball sits up and players can make great contact with the ball and it will roll out when cut tight on links style courses. STS reports success for Zeon Zoysia in Asia