Bureau of Architecture
Dave Thomas Limited
The project of the Golf Course and the master plan for the entire resort was created by Dave Thomas limited. It was found in 1958, to support the sporting career of one of the most famous golfers of Great Britain and the European Tour — Dave Thomas.
Dave Thomas won more than twenty international professional tournaments, represented the UK and Ireland in the Ryder Cup tournament and competed against the USA in four championships. He participated in the World Championship eleven times. His sports career flourished when he played in the final with Thompson at the 1958 British Open tournament and finished second, losing in a dramatic replay of 36 holes, and also ranked second at the 1966 British Open tournament, giving way to the legendary Jack Nicklaus.
Starting from 1970, Dave Thomas began designing golf courses with Peter Alice. The experience of a professional golfer and familiarity with golf courses around the world greatly helped Dave in his work and created an excellent base in understanding golf architecture, which Dave Thomas Limited still uses today. Currently, Dave’s son Paul manages the company Dave Thomas limited and develops the golf industry through various projects around the world.
It took the best specialists of the golf industry one year to design a golf course and develop a master plan. The result of the work is the creation of a beautiful field with wavy fairways and multi-tiered greens in the south of Russia. The architects created a golf course of the highest gaming standards, able to accept a professional or amateur tournament of any level. The requirements of the USGA are fully met, ensuring the impeccable quality of the game zones. Each hole has its own special character and game strategy proposal.
The goal of the project Gelendzhik Golf Resort is to create a golf course that allows you to maximize the potential of golfers, creating pleasure and maintaining interest in the game, both among professionals and amateurs of different levels.
The design concept is based on a mixture of the classic UK fields and the best US fields, since golf is a mixture of emotions and competition. It was a great opportunity to create the perfect landscape in a natural environment. However, a first-class golf design is not only the correct location of strategic golf objects, but also an accurate construction and modern solutions that allow you to effectively implement the project at all its stages.
Proper golf design not only works with the existing landscape, but also improves the ecology of the whole area making it sustainable.
The team of professionals of “Russian Golf Design” and “Dave Thomas limited” had done everything possible so that the project of the golf course was not only effective and beautiful, but also the most reliable.
Leading international golf publications had already recognized the Gelendzhik Golf Resort as one of the best new golf facilities in the world.