Tiger Woods Design,a firm that the pro-golfer founded to design and build championship golf courses,has announced plans to build a second course in Mexico. The project,which will include the development of an 18-hole course named “El Cardonal,” began construction last month in Cabo San Lucas.
According to reports by Bloomberg and the Golf Channel,the course will be part of the Diamante Cabo San Lucas real estate community and will be comprised of a 7,300-yard course that is expected to be completed in 18 months.
“I set up the golf strategy to make golfers think and make choices,” Woods said of the course design. “Regardless of your handicap,there are going to be different ways to play every hole. Angles of approach are going to be very important and will dictate the type of shots you should consider. I love this kind of golf.”
The Diamante oceanfront resort community in Cabo,where the new course will be located,is made up of more than 1,500 acres and is currently home to an 18-hole Davis Love III-designed links course,dubbed “Diamante Dunes,” which will remain open. According to Bloomberg,Woods’ course will include rolling contours and wide fairways for all skill levels.
“While the [Diamante] Dunes is reminiscent of a classic Scottish links course,[El Cardonal] is going to remind people of the old-style California courses,” Woods told the Golf Channel. “We will use the existing arroyos that traverse the site and well-placed bunkers to create definite strategic choices and carries off the trees.”
El Cardonal is the fourth project to be contracted by Tiger Woods Design since 2006,including the Punta Brava project in Ensenada,Mexico,The Cliffs at High Carolina in the U.S. city of Asheville,N.C.,and Al Ruwaya,which is located in Dubai. Construction is already well underway at the Punta Brava project,which is expected to open sometime in 2013.