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Hole 10 being grassed with Paspalum platinum TE

Hole 10 being grassed with Paspalum platinum TE

 

TPL visited our NEWGIZA project in Cairo last week to review progress and inspect holes 10 and 18 in preparation for grassing to commence.

 

Standing on the 4th tee with quarry stacks and pyramids as backdrop - wow

Standing on the 4th tee with quarry stacks and pyramids as backdrop – wow

 

The fourth hole will be an amazing par 3 of about 140 yards playing from a high tee down to a green some 25m lower in an old quarry excavation. With the pyramids in the background this will be a thrilling hole to play and admire. The cart path down to the green has now been cut in and we are getting closer to having this hole ready.

 

The incredible quarry features that will dominate the NEWGIZA course.

The incredible quarry features that will dominate the NEWGIZA course.

The site is some 600 hectares in total and was an old limestone quarry. The quarrying works have left us with an amazing landscape palette to work from. The design philosophy is to incorporate the site’s previous life into play as much as possible and the vertical quarry walls will be an unmistakable characteristic of NEWGIZA.

 

 

Hole 9 taking some shape.

Hole 9 taking some shape.

 

Shaping works continue on holes 1, 2, 9, 11 and 17 with earthworks on going for the remainder of the holes.

We look forward to keep our readers posted of this exciting project.

 

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WRITTEN ON November 4th, 2014 BY Tim AND STORED IN Golf News, Our projects, Tim Lobb, Travels

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