Golf Course designed by Nick Price
Grand Coral Riviera Maya Resort is an excellent example of the way in which golf course designers and developers are working proactively with environmental groups and government agencies, among others, to create golf courses that are planned, constructed and maintained according to a set of standards that fulfill and even surpass local and federal environmental requirements.
The exclusive location of our new resort in Mexico–within the city limits of Playa del Carmen right next to the Caribbean Sea–presents a unique challenge for a greens designer: that of creating a Riviera Maya golf course that satisfies the needs of the area’s growing population while, whenever possible, protecting native vegetation and minimizing the need for excess water consumption.
The vision of golf course designer Nick Price was to create a golf course that naturally adjusted and was sensitive to the beauty of the already existing environment.
The design team carried out a planning and routing study in conjunction with a team of carefully selected experts made up of the Grupo Grand Coral Developer, wildlife consultants, biologists, civil engineers and environmental consultants. The planning team identified the following areas and issues that require careful handling of the land:
- Wildlife conservation and improvement of their habitat.
- Water conservation.
- Water quality management.
- Erosion and sedimentation control plan.
- All-encompassing pest management program.