Around the Globe: Quivira Los Cabos, StreamSong, and Rumanza

  • The first Quivira course; StreamSong's Red Course; Rumanza during its inauguration

Nicklaus Design plans to break ground on its second course at Quivira Los Cabos in Q4 2022. The course will weave through hills and valleys in the northwest area of the development and will feature panoramas of the Pacific Ocean and the Gulf of California, as well as the Sierra de la Laguna mountains to the north.

Nicklaus’s first course at Quivira opened in 2014 and took advantage of the landscape’s diversity to deliver a high-quality golfing experience. It won Golf Inc.’s Development of the Year competition.

“The first golf course at Quivira is a spectacular layout playing across a remarkable piece of property,” said Nicklaus. “Now, I am excited that design is well underway on the second course at Quivira, which should be stunning and equally as spectacular. I hope golfers who play the second course will enjoy the views, the quality of golf, and the challenge.”

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StreamSong Resort in Boling Green, Fla., chose Coore & Crenshaw to head up design for a new golf course, which would be the resort’s fourth.

The new course, which will sit on 100 acres with a variety of elevations, would also be the shortest at the resort and is expected to be walkable with no requirement for a full set of clubs. Holes will range from 70 to 300 yards and potential exists for a six- and 12-hole loop.

The other three courses are designated the Red, Blue, and Black courses and were designed by Coore & Crenshaw, Tom Doak, and Gil Hanse, respectively.

“Although smaller in scale and different in character from the Blue, Black and Red courses, we believe the site has the potential to complement the amazing golf experiences that have made Streamsong one of our nation’s most highly acclaimed golf destinations,” said Bill Coore.

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Faldo Design opened a new course in Pakistan on February 25. The Rumanza Golf Club in Multan, Pakistan, represents the firm’s first foray into South Asia and is the one of the most ambitious golf course construction projects in the country.

The club is part of a 9,000-acre community and stretches more than 7,500 yards from the back tees. The course is divided into three distinct sections with specific characteristics: desert, trees, and water. Faldo Design worked with GEO Foundation to make the course as environmentally sustainable as possible. For examples, existing fruit trees and mud brick dwellings were left alone to maintain a strong sense of local identity.

“The course should challenge the top players from the back tees but be eminently playable for all other standards of golfer from the other tees,” said Andy Haggar, lead architect at Faldo Design. “We wanted to create an interesting, strategic and memorable golfing experience.”

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