Remastering of Aurora International Golf Club in Anguilla
WEST PALM BEACH, FL (March. 18, 2022) – Greg Norman Golf Course Design (GNGCD) and Aurora Anguilla Resort & Golf Club today announced the remastering of the Aurora International Golf Club (formerly CuisinArt Golf Club) and the addition of a nine-hole Signature Short Course. Ideally positioned on the stunning Caribbean Island of Anguilla, with breathtaking views of Rendezvous Bay, Aurora International is a GNGCD original design and Anguilla’s only golf course set to debut on April 1, 2022. Originally opened in 2006, the complete tee-to-green redesign has been carried out with the purpose of repositioning and updating the character of this true jewel of Caribbean golf.
The renovation will significantly enhance the character of the golf course and restore the site to its original luster and design intention. The restoration is being overseen personally by Greg Norman and his longtime senior designer Jason McCoy. “It is an honor and a privilege to return to Anguilla to modernize and restore one of our most iconic projects in the Caribbean,” said Greg Norman “Our primary objective is that the course continues to be recognized among the best golf courses in the Islands for years to come. Aurora International Golf Club has the optimal characteristics for a championship golf course and following the renovation, will be able to host world-class tournaments. We look forward to unveiling the course to members and guests around the world in 2022.”
The new course reflects strategic design changes that promise to enhance both its playability and sustainability. Aurora International saw extensive updates including tee-to-green re-grassing, utilizing Latitude Bermuda for fairways, approaches, and tee surfaces and surrounds. Greens have been re-surfaced with Tif-Eagle Bermuda. The remastering also includes a complete reconstruction of the green complexes and tees, a total renovation of the irrigation system, as well as several architectural updates.
Golfers will enjoy an additional forward tee location, new strategic bunker locations throughout the course, and the removal of overgrown exotics to open view corridors. “We are thrilled with what Greg Norman Golf Course Design has created,” said Simon A. Fricker, Managing Director for Aurora Anguilla Resort & Golf Club. “We look forward to welcoming our guests to enjoy this exciting new chapter for the course as we set out to deliver one of the leading experiences in the world.”
Following the debut of the Championship Course, a new GNGCD nine-holes Signature Short Course, will be introduced in Summer 2022 as the perfect amenity for golfers and families, those who are new to the sport and travelers seeking to sneak in a quick round. Honoring the Aurora International style, the first hole opens with panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea and the course unfolds with a rich variety of shot angles, distances, and carefully integrated design elements to make it playable and fun for novice golfers. Minimal water features and double greens provide excitement, and even a short drivable par 4 has been conceived to complete a great golf experience.
The Golf Club is home to best-in-class amenities, including spacious practice facilities, fully outfitted locker rooms for men and women, spaces for recovery therapies, a full-service restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and more. A perfect place to stop in between rounds, the Golf Club is the ideal destination to unwind and refuel or to simply revel in leisure. With intentions to perfect the entire golf experience, the newly redesigned clubhouse sits atop the highest point of the property offering breathtaking views and resulting in one of the finest golf courses in
Aurora International Golf Club also offers a coveted membership program.
The Club has two membership platforms: international members classified for those individuals or families who have physical presence on island for 30 days or less in a calendar year, and full members who are individuals or families who have a physical presence on island for 31 or more days in a calendar year. Both categories provide golf course usage, guest privileges, unlimited use of practice facilities, complimentary lockers, member only golf events and tournaments, and more. Other amenities members will be able to enjoy range from beach and pool access to use of racquet sport facilities, preferred member pricing on dining and drinking at all outlets, access to the fitness facility, and more.
Aurora International Golf Club and its membership program will be overseen by Director of Golf Operations Scott DeLong, who has been with the property since 2014, and played an integral role in designing its new chapter. Aurora Anguilla Resort & Golf Club offers a soulful sense of place that honors the rich culture of Anguilla, its natural splendor and the traditions and personalities that make the island so special. Aurora Anguilla embodies a new vision that is authentically Anguillan and promises transformational experiences for guests with community connection at its core. In addition to Aurora International Golf Club, unmatched amenities include world-renowned culinary destinations, a wellness sanctuary within Sorana Spa and more. For golf and membership related inquiries, please visit www.auroraanguilla.com.
About Aurora Anguilla Resort & Golf Club
Aurora Anguilla Resort & Golf Club is a Caribbean paradise created for the most discerning travelers in search of an authentic island getaway that is both elegant and relaxed, refined and playful, and singular in every sense. Set on the idyllic Rendezvous Bay, Aurora Anguilla spans over 300-acres and offers immersion into the many facets that make the destination and its culture so special. The 178-suite property is home to a collection of world-class amenities placing the resort in a league of its own. Its crown jewels include seven restaurants and bars, Sorana Spa and Aurora International Golf Club, an 18-hole Championship Golf Course envisioned by Greg Norman Golf Course Design.
About Greg Norman Golf Course Design
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.
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 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. GNGCD has opened more than 100 courses internationally, some of which are included in the Golf Digest “World’s 100 Greatest” rankings: No. 31 Ellerston (Australia), No. 35 The Bluffs Ho Tram Strip (Vietnam), No. 82 Jumeirah Golf Estates Earth Course (UAE), No. 94 Danang Golf Club (Vietnam) and No. 98 The National Moonah Course (Australia). For more information: www.gngcd.com