As you’re probably aware, Stonecutter’s Ridge is a Greg Norman designed golf course – one of the last courses designed by his Australian based design company before he shut down operations nationally and moved the offices offshore to one of the world’s most prominent and up and coming golf destinations – China.
During his whirlwind tour of Australia, he took the chance to visit his established courses, as well as checking in on the courses in progress. As mentioned in my previous post, he arrived in style and surveyed the progress of Stonecutter’s Ridge while in Sydney, on his way to announce his return to the Australian Open later this year. Some good press came out of the visit too. The Rouse Hill Times ran a front page article (from which I stole my title) on his visit which dug up some interesting statistics on Stonecutter’s Ridge:
- Over 80 of the 112 lots that have been released have been sold
- 12 of the 18 holes have been seeded
- Hundreds of new plants and trees have been planted around the course
- Greg rated the progress an 8 1/2 out of 10
- Still on par for completion in mid-2011
- There’s a very real possibility of getting Stonecutter’s Ridge on the world-class circuit.
It’s good to know he’s personally invested in the project and is seeing it through to completion. While Greg won’t run Stonecutter’s Ridge (that’s not what his company does), at least he’s overseeing the finishing touches on the golf course – guaranteeing a quality course. I’m definitely looking forward to it.