TPC Cartagena at Karibana News

February 6, 2013

Nicklaus Design's TPC Cartagena at Karibana opens for play in Colombia


TPC Cartagena at Karibana, located in Cartagena, Colombia, became the second Nicklaus Design course in the country when it officially opened in December. The 18-hole layout was christened with a visit from Colombia-native and PGA Tour star Camilo Villegas, and a ribbon-cutting ceremony led by the mayor of Cartagena.

TPC Cartagena at Karibana is a golf course with the best location, technical specifications, and environment a layout can offer. The opening nine holes are surrounded by a spectacular natural forest with six artificial lakes, and the inward nine holes are highlighted by oceanfront and a higher degree of difficulty. The course is expected to become a landmark among golf courses in Latin America and beyond.

Not only do its design and natural surroundings make this a world-class golf course, but also its investment in specialized technology, which allows the grass to be maintained in top condition for use at any time of day or year.

Technology is also present in TPC Cartagena at Karibana’s golf carts, which have GPS and data communication. These devices prevent damage to the turf, serve as support for pace of play by marking the distances between holes, and they also allow golfers to communicate with the bar and dining room of the golf club, so that the player’s needs can be catered to at any point during his or her round.

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