Few clubs can boast of having almost a century of history and combining tradition and modernity in their journey.. Terramar Golf Club, whose first nine holes were designed by the legendary Tom Simpson, protagonist of the so-called golden age of golf course architecture, hosts the fourth edition of the Estrella Damm Ladies Open presented by Catalunya embellished by the latest renovation carried out by the renowned Martin Ebert, but also hardened by changes that reinforce his already remarkable personality. The Ladies European Tour players, Thus, They face a very different journey from the one they encountered in previous years and this week they face a new challenge.
Field, that has evolved remarkably since its creation thanks to the intervention of Javier Arana, Jim Fazio and Manuel Piñero in different phases of their history, with these new modifications reaches a decisive juncture with sustainability and environmental responsibility as a reference.
To the holes that have the sea in sight and the interiors that are furrowed by trees are added those influenced by a huge lake that borders the holes 10 and 13 (1 and 4 in this week's tournament), the largest existing in a Catalan field, a fundamental aquifer reserve to ensure the future of the route and an explosion of biodiversity that enriches and gives character to the countryside.
"The master plan updates the field according to three basic pillars: the sustainability of the field, internal and external security and the update of the route. This last aspect contemplates the modernization of the oldest holes, since some of them are practically one hundred years old and were designed for other types of players and materials. Mackenzie & Ebert, international company reputed for the reform of fields of the rotation of the British Open, the project was awarded and has been successfully executed ", summarizes Tomás González, director of the Terramar Golf Club.
The Barcelona club is an example of sustainability by taking advantage of the water from the wastewater treatment plant that is discharged into the sea thanks to a tertiary treatment plant that makes it suitable for irrigation.
"On 2010, what's more, more than a thousand trees were planted to give it character and add strategic elements. In parallel to the master plan we are developing another for fauna and flora, since we want the club to be a reference in terms of native species of the area and to become the lung of El Garraf and the Sitges garden ", added González.
Returning to the competition, besides the holes 1, 4 and 6, revamped and influenced by the new lake, the players are also going to release the 2 and 3, in which the seal of Martin Ebert and, despite being relatively flat, they host some dunes and some lie a little different, and greens more bumpy than the old ones where a variety of grass is being implanted on the new greens, the paspalum pure dinasty, that "pairs" very well with the paspalum of the streets of Terramar.
Starting friday, the great team of the Estrella Damm Ladies Open presented by Catalunya, headed by Emily Kristine Petersen, Champion of the Race to Costa del Sol 2020 and author of the winning putt of the last edition of the Solheim Cup, you will face the renovated Terramar Golf Club, a competitive headquarters that, like few, combines ethics and aesthetics in its commitment to the environment.
Entry to this Estrella Damm Ladies Open presented by Catalunya that begins next Friday at the Terramar Golf Club is free and free, and those who cannot get close to the beautiful tour of Sitges also have the option of following the action during the weekend, of 13:30 a 15:00, in Teledeporte, Movistar Golf, Andalusia TV and Sport 3.