Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Golf Digest Places Five Greg Norman Golf Course Design Layouts in its 'World's 100 Greatest' Rankings

(WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.) - Greg Norman Golf Course Design (GNGCD) - the premier signature golf course design firm in the world - had five of its international courses named to Golf Digest's "World's 100 Greatest" list.

Included in the 2016-2017 rankings are No. 29 Ellerston (Australia), No. 31 New South Wales G.C. (Australia), No. 74 The Bluffs Ho Tram Strip (Vietnam), No. 84 Nirwana (Bali) and No. 97. Jumeirah Golf Estates Earth Course (UAE). Three of these courses are new to the list, which can be found on GolfDigest.com.

"We are thrilled to be recognized by a magazine that places a premium on its golf travel and architecture reporting," says Greg Norman. "We have a great deal of respect for its editorial content and are privileged to be in such elite company alongside other world-famous courses."

Since its inception in 1987, Greg Norman Golf Course Design has been one of Norman's true passions in both business and life. His experience playing many of the world's great golf courses over a 25-year career served as a catalyst to develop this interest and turn it into a thriving company.

Today, GNGCD courses span the globe, covering six continents and 34 countries.

The firm recently celebrated the opening of its 100th course at Eastern Golf Club in Australia and currently has 42 more under contract and another 22 actively under development.

GNGCD's design philosophy is grounded in a "least disturbance approach" that blends golf courses with their surrounding environment to enhance the properties' natural features. They are highly-regarded as an industry leaders in promoting sustainability and the compatibility of golf courses with the environment, with many projects having been awarded the coveted Audubon Society Award for environmental stewardship.

In addition to these newest accolades, Greg Norman Golf Course Design and its projects have been recognized around the globe and have garnered numerous prestigious recognitions for design including:
• The Bluffs Ho Tram Strip "World's Best New Golf Course 2015" World Golf Awards
• Ellerston "Top 100 Courses in the World 2015" GOLF Magazine
• Almouj Golf The Wave "Top 10 Courses in the Middle East 2015" Golf Digest
• Red Sky Golf Club "Top Ten Courses in Colorado 2013" Golfweek
• The Ritz Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes "Top 100 Golf Resorts in North America 2011" Conde Nast Traveler
• Tiburón Golf Club At The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort "No. 1 Golf Resort in Florida 2009" Golf Digest
• El Camaleón "Best New International Course 2007" GOLF Magazine
• Vellano Country Club "Development of the Year 2007" GOLF Inc.
• Mission Hills Golf Club "Ten Best International Courses 2004" Travel & Leisure

For more information, www.gngcd.com.

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