Chart Hills Golf Club is delighted to announce plans for the construction of an all-new Sir Nick Faldo-designed par-3 course, and an impressive new putting green, as phase two of the club’s extensive redevelopment plan begins.
The six-hole par-3 course will be the first of its kind designed by legendary golfer, Sir Nick Faldo, and will feature holes ranging from 50 to 100 yards. Inspired by the career of the former world number one, the short game loop will offer huge variety, with specific design features drawn from iconic holes at St Andrews, Augusta National, and the main course at Chart Hills.
Irregular contouring around the greens will be sure to challenge golfers as they take on the new layout, however minimal bunkering will put the focus on playability and encourage variety in shot making, along the ground and through the air. The multifunctional layout will allow play of two 3-hole loops or use as a short game range. Designed to be accessible for all players, the course will further enhance the golf offering that Chart Hills can deliver to both members and visiting golfers.
In addition, a 668 square metre putting green, also imagined and brought to life by Faldo Design, will be installed beside the first tee. The design will deliver both functionality and fun, once again featuring key elements of Sir Nick Faldo’s favourite greens from his major wins at St Andrews, Augusta National, and Muirfield – including its very own valley of sin.
The green will be multifunctional, with topographical similarities to the main course greens, flatter areas for straight putts and technical coaching, and rolling areas for added interest and fun. This facility will become the club’s primary putting practice area and will be built to accurately simulate the green speeds experienced on both the 18-hole championship layout, and short course.
This announcement comes a year after the completion of a total fairway renovation project that lasted more than 12 months. Since Ramac Holdings Ltd acquired Chart Hills in December 2019, the team, led by General Manager, Anthony Tarchetti, have been working tirelessly to extensively redevelop and improve all aspects of the entire 250-acre property.
“We are really excited for this latest project to get underway at Chart Hills,” said Tarchetti. “These installations signify the next step on our continued road towards improvement at Chart Hills.
“Our goal from the outset was to cement Chart Hills’ place among the very best golfing destinations in the South East, and we are confident that the addition of this totally unique Sir Nick Faldo-designed par-3 course will provide our members and visiting golfers with yet another phenomenal golfing experience here,” he added.
“I am thrilled to see my first par-3 short course design come to life at Chart Hills,” said Sir Nick Faldo. “The course will boast USGA specification greens, and the design has been hugely influenced by some of the most significant holes from my career.
“Chart Hills is the home of my first Signature Course in Europe, and it has been a joy to watch the major refurbishment of the venue over the past 18 months. This next phase of redevelopment is equally exciting, and I really hope that the club’s members and visiting golfers enjoy challenging their short game over the new course and putting green,” added Faldo.
For more information on the redevelopment project at Chart Hills, head online to https://charthills.co.uk/2020-21-project/, where you will find all episodes of the club’s informative video diary series.
For the latest updates on the renovation project, find Chart Hills on social media: Twitter – @ChartHills, Instagram – @ChartHillsGolfClub, Facebook | Chart Hills Golf Club.
For more information on Faldo Design go to www.nickfaldodesign.com or follow Faldo Design on social media: Twitter – @FaldoDesign, Instagram – @faldodesign, Facebook – @faldodesign.
Owners of Chart Hills Golf Club, Ramac Holdings Ltd are also the owners of Prince’s Golf Club in Sandwich Bay, Kent. Over recent months and years, the company has proven itself to be more than capable of maximising the potential of a golfing venue having made significant renovations at Prince’s which have been lauded by many. So much so, that the club has recently re-entered the UK & Ireland top 100 lists in Golf World, Golf Monthly, National Club Golfer and on top100golfcourses.com.
About Faldo Design:
Faldo Design is a global, award winning golf course design firm, spearheaded by Sir Nick Faldo – the most successful European golfer of all time. Faldo Design see design differently, reflecting Sir Nick’s strategic visions and love for the game, with a passion to create truly unique and memorable golfing experiences that challenge and interest golfers of all abilities.
Since its inception in 1993 the England-based firm has created unique courses on five continents and in 23 different countries including, 2022 German Ryder Cup bid venue, A-Rosa Resort – Faldo Course Berlin, Women’s British Open host Chart Hills Golf Club and Ladies European Tour host Emirates Golf Club – Faldo Course, and celebrates a strong Asia portfolio with award winning designs at Laguna Lang Co, Angkor Golf Resort, Vattanac Golf Resort and Rumanza Golf Club.