3 Hole golf course for GARETH BALE, professional football player for Real Madrid
Southwest Greens Construction successfully completed the construction of a 3 hole compact course in the private estate of Gareth Bale in Wales.
The Real Madrid football star wanted 3 iconic golf holes “re-created” on a plot within his estate.
The 3 iconic holes built are all par 3 holes at the most famous golfing venues. They were TPC Sawgrass, hole 17, the famous island green, Royal
Troon, hole 8, the “postage stamp”, and Augusta 12.
The challenge in re-creating each hole was the existing terrain that we had to work with, allowing for the appropriate shaping and sculpting to best
represent what each hole is all about. We worked with local UK architect James Edwards, and UK golf course shaper Mark Ely to complete the work.
Projects like this are an example of what is possible with synthetics, and how, with a little imagination, beautiful things can be
created with our product and skill set.
MSOP - Major Series Of Putting - Las Vegas
Major Series of Putting (MSOP) build a spectacular temporary sports venue one block off of the Las Vegas Strip, adjacent
to Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, specifically to house the largest putting tournament in history.
“We are thrilled to host MSOP in such an exhilarating location, right in the heart of Las Vegas,” said Guillaume Béland,
president and general manager of MSOP.
With millions in prize money, participants will compete for their share of the purse on a 20,000-square-foot, 18-hole
par-36 putting course created by Nicklaus Design, arguably the world’s most acclaimed golf course design firm. Nicklaus Design, founded by golf legend Jack Nicklaus, has created more than 400
golf courses in 41 countries. A rendering of the course design is available at MSOP.com/2017.
“Designing the official 18-hole putting course for MSOP presented unique challenges and opportunities for Nicklaus
Design. This is the first artificial 18-hole course we have designed strictly for putting,” said David Savic, design associate at Nicklaus Design.
The course will feature surfaces from Southwest Greens’ exclusive Golden Bear line of turf, which is available only to
those installing Nicklaus Design greens.