The 18-hole course will be Faldo Design's first project in Western Canada
REVELSTOKE, BC, Aug. 14 /CNW/ - Nick Faldo, the British golfer and
captain of the 2008 European Ryder Cup Team, will design an 18-hole resort
golf course to open in summer 2011 at Revelstoke Mountain Resort. With more
than 40 tournament victories, six Major wins and a record 11 Ryder Cup
appearances, Nick Faldo is Britain's most successful golfer.
"Revelstoke Mountain Resort will offer a golfing experience that combines
breathtaking views with engaging and tactical golf," says Nick Faldo. "Set
amidst towering trees and meandering creeks, the course will incorporate
strategic features that take full advantage of the varied terrain and natural
characteristics of the site."
Opening last winter to international acclaim, Revelstoke Mountain Resort
now offers the longest lift-serviced vertical descent in North America at
5,620 feet. In addition, Hawkair Aviation begins scheduled service four times
a week between Calgary and Revelstoke this December.
The Revelstoke Mountain Resort course will sit at the base of the
mountain adjacent to the village base and the Nelsen Lodge condominiums.
Offering spectacular views of the Columbia River and the Monashee Mountains,
the valley location will ensure a long playing season from mid-April to
October. Crews will break ground in spring 2009.
"The development of the resort's golf course will take the resort from an
exceptional winter experience to the ultimate year-round recreational
destination," says Paul Skelton, president of Revelstoke Mountain Resort. "We
have created a pure skiing and riding experience that has captured the world's
attention. With Nick Faldo's understanding of golf and his record for
excellence, we will deliver that level of excitement on the golf course."
This ski season, the first of three buildings in Nelsen Lodge will open
with 59 condo units, ranging in size from studios to three bedrooms; it will
be managed by Boutique Hotels and Resorts of British Columbia. By 2009 there
will be over 200 condos in Nelsen Lodge plus 24 townhomes and 50 single family
lots, some with private helicopter landing pads.
The $1 billion, four-season Revelstoke Mountain Resort is expected to be
completed over 15 years and include over 5,500 new housing units comprising
top-tier luxury hotels, townhomes and single family homes, along with more
than 300,000 square feet of commercial and retail space.
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