The Golf Course at Tucan
Saturday, April 16 2005 @ 03:48 pm EDT
Contributed by: Anonymous
The development of the golf course at Tucan Country Club & Resort in Panama is currently underway and scheduled to open in the spring of 2006. Led by Jeffrey Myers of Florida, the course redesign brings the 1940’s course, which was designed by the Army Corps of Engineers for military recreation, to PGA standards while enhancing the natural beauty of the course.
(PRWEB) April 15, 2005 -- The development of the golf course at Tucan Country Club & Resort in Panama is currently underway and scheduled to open in the spring of 2006. Led by Jeffrey Myers of Florida, the course redesign brings the 1940’s course, which was designed by the Army Corps of Engineers for military recreation, to PGA standards while enhancing the natural beauty of the course.
“We are taking advantage of the topography to create dramatic shots while developing a course that is enjoyable for the members to play,” says Jeffrey Myers, who started his own golf course design company after serving as Head Designer for Gary Player, “The course will be a wonderful test for golfers and can easily be converted for tournaments.”
The design team, which is taking advantage of the natural canvas and preserving the mature trees, is implementing significant course renovations, which include relaying all the greens and tees. The fairways and green settings are blended into the existing landscape. The front nine holes border the rain forests famous to Panama while the back nine offer panoramic views of the Panama Canal. The course will reveal a par-72 layout that stretches 6,540 yards from the back tees.
In addition to the golf course, over the next year, Tucan Country Club & Resort will unveil a 30,000 square-foot clubhouse with a rooftop swimming pool, a spa, tennis club, gymnasium and shopping area with banking facilities. The property, which broke ground in 2004, will encompass 424 residences consisting of villas, town homes and condominiums. Home prices start at just $166,250 for a two-bedroom, 1,350 square foot condominium including membership to the 18-hole, par 72 golf course and country club. A 100-room boutique hotel will open in 2007.
About Tucan Country Club & Resort Tucan Country Club & Resort is a 180-acre private gated golf community located just 15 minutes from the capital and nesteled between the tropical rain forest and the Panama Canal Zone. The development will include 424 residences (condominums, townhomes, villas), a hotel and a 18-hole, par 72 golf course. For more information about Tucan Country Club & Resort visit www.tucancountryclub.com