Australia: Bon Golf tabbed to run Musselroe Bay

Spencer Morgan Group has selected Melbourne-based operator Bon Golf to manage the planned golf course at its Musselroe Bay Resort development in the northeast region of Tasmania.

Construction on the 18-hole, championship course by Michael Clayton Golf Design is expected to begin in late 2008.

Sydney-based Tonkin Zulaikha Greer Architects has been appointed to serve as the overall project architect.

October Golf-Developer's Summary - Asia/Australia

AUSTRALIA
Bon Golf tabbed to run Musselroe Bay
 
Spencer Morgan Group has selected Melbourne-based operator Bon Golf to manage the planned golf course at its Musselroe Bay Resort development in the northeast region of Tasmania.

Construction on the 18-hole, championship course by Michael Clayton Golf Design is expected to begin in late 2008.

Sydney-based Tonkin Zulaikha Greer Architects has been appointed to serve as the overall project architect.

Uruguay: $100 million development to begin in March

Brazilian holding company JHSF will begin construction in March on a $100-million hotel complex in the Cerro Eguzquiza region of the department of Maldonao.

Named La Cumbre, Villas & Hotel Fasano, the project will feature 20 bungalows and 205 villas in addition to a golf course, spa and other sporting facilities.

JHSF is developing the complex on approximately 1,200 acres of land that it purchased one year ago for $12.5 million.

Bermuda: Spring opening slated for Tucker’s Point project

Tucker's Point Hotel & Spa, an 88-bedroom resort featuring two freshwater swimming pools and a private beach is scheduled to open next spring.

The new hotel and spa will serve as the centerpiece of Tucker's Point Club, a 200-acre resort community that is also home to an 18-hole Roger Rulewich-redesigned championship golf course as well as a four-court tennis club.  

In addition to guest rooms ranging from 520 to 630 square feet, Tucker's Point will offer 19 luxury suites averaging 1,200 square feet and a 1,650-square-foot governor's suite.

Canada: Developer unveils plans for $1.5 billion resort

Calgary-based developer Stone Creek Properties Inc. unveiled plans for the Village at Silvertip, a new $1.5 billion destination resort community in Canmore, Alberta.

The development, which Stone Creek Properties estimates will draw 200,000 visitors annually upon completion, is expected to include a luxury hotel, spa, wellness center, conference center, and a variety of restaurants and lodges. Construction will either begin late in 2008 or early in 2009, with completion of the project's first phase anticipated for 2012.

United States: Sweetwater Golf Course opens in Michigan

Sweetwater Golf Course, an 18-hole, championship course in Harris, Mich., opened for play in July.

Designed by Paul Albanese of Albanese & Lutzke and set on 150 acres, the 7,300-yard course was part of a $43 million expansion of the nearby Island Resort & Casino. Both the hotel and casino were upgraded and expanded in April of 2007.

The course, which also features a 5,000-square-foot clubhouse, was developed by Three Fire Society, a joint venture of the Ojibway, Ottawa and Potawatomi tribes.

Costa Rica: Greg Norman course part of $300 million development

Azulera Resort Village, a new $300 million residential resort in northwest Costa Rica's Guanacaste Province, will feature an 18-hole, Greg Norman-designed golf course as part of its initial phase of development.  

Troon Golf has been hired to manage the yet-to-be-named course, which will be spread across more than 500 acres of land and is expected to open for play in 2009.

New Jersey-based developer Global Financial Group broke ground on the 557-acre project overlooking Brasilito Bay in June of this year.

October Developer's Summary - Americas

MEXICO
Construction launched on Gary Player design

Construction is underway on a new Gary Player-designed golf course as part of phase two of development at the CostaBaja Resort & Marina in Baja California Sur.

The course is the globe-trotting architect's first project in Mexico and is expected to open some time in 2009. The 18-hole design will feature panoramic views of the Sea of Cortez.

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