Press Release:- Legendary Golfer Greg Norman, whose company is overseeing the upgrade of the Sandals Golf and Country Club course at Cap Estate says he is pleased with the progress being made so far.
Norman and a team of officials visited Saint Lucia recently to have a look at how enhancement work has been progressing on the 18-hole Championship course, in keeping with a promise made by Sandals Chairman Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart to create a world class golfing facility for Saint Lucia. Norman has worked with Sandals in the past to develop the highly acclaimed championship course for the resort company at its Exuma, Bahamas hotel.
When Sandals formally announced it was going to upgrade the Saint Lucia facility earlier this year, Norman gave it his full blessing and boasted of the potential he saw. “What I’m especially proud of is the diamond in the rough that we have out there,” he said, “and I mean that in all sincerity. For us to be able to pull this diamond out of the rough is very special to us.”
Work to pull the diamond out started a few weeks ago, and has been progressing steadily since.
When complete, the course is expected to enhance Saint Lucia’s tourism offerings, with hope that the country may even be able to host several PGA tournaments in the near future.
The upgrade of the Sandals Cap Estate Golf and Country Club will be executed in two phases covering nine holes in each. This means the golf club will not be closed to Sandals guests, club members and other golfing enthusiasts. Sandals Golf and Country Club Manager Simone Skinner explained that both phases will be further dissected with works taking place incrementally on three holes and three tee boxes and associated irrigation in each. Roads, bridges and golf paths are also being redeveloped.