This superb plot of land has been developed to include not only a fabulous golf course in the rolling hills but also nature trails, horse riding facilities and numerous lakes.
In the hills above the coastal town of Lagos in the Western Algarve this is the future of tourism! There is land around the golf course for a 300 bed hotel in the first phase and then two more phases of townhouses, apartments and villas.
The design of the Corte Velada Golf Course is of such quality that it will be attractive to all golfers visiting Portugal. The architects idea is to design a modern golf course in keeping the natural beauty of the countryside in this special part of Algarve. The intention is to make the golf course look natural in full harmony with the surrounding landscape and the existing vegetation. The benefit of this planning means that less water and less fertilizers are required, resulting in it being environmentally, ecologically and maintenance friendly.
The design philosophy means respecting the imperfect features of nature, the nature itself and the game of golf as it was meant to be played. The architect has studied the site and its history and the main features and contour lines in order to incorporate them in the final design. It takes experience to know when to keep a slope as it is or when to reshape or soften it, or when to move some earth to make a flat site interesting. But every time you move earth, you have to do it the correct way, not only to keep the local character intact, but to make great contours for the game of golf. The nine lakes on the course give a year round supply of water for irrigation as well as being an important esthetic part of the course.
To create a golf course in the Corte Velada landscape, much time has been spent on site during the preliminary design process. Once construction begins there will be close collaboration between the architect and the excavation team.
The potential of a golf course development in the Algarve where other courses and hotels are already full is a superb opportunity for international developers and investors.
For more details please contact Chris Mayall.