Bulgaria: Braemar to supervise Thracian Cliffs project

Braemar
Golf, a Scotland-based management company, has been named to
supervise construction of Thracian Cliffs Golf and Spa Resort in
Bulgaria.

The
company also is expected to manage operations of the 18-hole Gary
Player-designed golf course when it opens for play in 2010.

Located
on a cliffside along Bulgaria's Northern Black Sea coast, the
resort also will include a luxury hotel, spa, residential properties
and marina.

Egypt: New Giza course planned near Pyramids

A
new 18-hole golf course will be built on hills overlooking the
ancient Pyramids near Giza.

The
architectural firm of Thomson Perrett & Lobb is designing the
course that will offer scenic views of the Pyramids.

The
project - called New Giza, Egypt -- will include residential areas,
a resort, university, school and hospital.

Construction
of the course, which will descend into the site of a former quarry,
is expected to start early next year.

Rounds plummet in September in biggest monthly drop

Rounds at U.S. courses fell sharply in September, according to the National Golf Rounds Played report.

For the month, rounds were down 7.5 percent from September 2007, the largest one-monthly drop of the year. It also reversed an upward trend that had seen rounds increases of 0.5 percent in July and 4.4 percent in August.

The weak September total pushed rounds for the year 1.4 percent below the previous year's level.

Trump wins approval for resort in Scotland

Scottish government officials have given the green light to a controversial £1 billion golf resort project on the North Sea coast proposed by U.S. real estate tycoon Donald Trump.

The decision by national leaders overrules a rejection of Trump’s development near Aberdeen last November by a local planning authority. In taking control of the decision-making process, government ministers said the importance of the project to the nation justified the action.

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