Published on : Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Luís Rocha, the General Manager of Espiche Golf, said: “This phase of investment, budgeted at €150,000, coincided with our third anniversary. The main changes have been made to the fairways and bunkers to improve the experience for golfers of all handicaps and levels of experience.
Another considerable improvement has been the construction of a short game practice area, which will complement the existing facilities at the Driving Range and help to make this a reference in the region. We have also added artificial grass “Huxley Golf” golf mats at the Driving Range to allow the facility to be able to be used all year round, regardless of weather conditions that can adversely affect natural grass.
Some of the other changes made at Espiche Golf include the sealing of the course, to avoid any potential damage caused by wild boars, the widening of paths for buggies in order to protect the tees and greens, and the creation of a new car park to meet the increasing demands from members and visitors.
The investment has also included works to the pump system to increase efficiency throughout, which has also led to obvious environmental benefits.
Espiche Golf won worldwide recognition by becoming the first Golf Club outside of the United States to win a leading position in the “Clubhouse of the Year” awards promoted by the prestigious Golf Inc. Magazine. The Portuguese Golf Club took third place in the category of “New Construction and Refurbishment”.
Efficiency, aesthetics and the overall design concept were among the criteria evaluated by a jury of professionals from architecture, design and golf backgrounds. Espiche Golf Clubhouse first opened in May 2014 and stood out from the hundreds of other Clubhouses around the world thanks to its innovative design, project sustainability and creativity.