Family-Friendly ANNIKA Course at Estonian Golf & Country Club to Break Ground in 2016
(ORLANDO, Fla.) – ANNIKA Course Design – Hall-of-Fame golfer Annika Sorenstam’s golf course architecture business – announces it will design its first course in Europe at Estonian Golf & Country Club.
Located 20 minutes outside Estonia’s capital city of Tallinn, the ANNIKA Course is part of a coming-soon, seaside, family-leisure resort and spa. Annika is currently drafting course plans with European Golf Design (EGD), the golf course design company of the European Tour and IMG. Ground-breaking is scheduled for 2016; plans call for the course to open in concert with the resort’s first 50 rooms in 2019.
Annika was selected both for the caliber of her design work – she has designed five courses worldwide to date – and her appreciation of a project targeting families and golf tourists from Scandinavia and the rest of Europe.
“It’s exciting to be designing my first golf course in Europe, especially one that is close to home,” says Annika, a native of Sweden and 10-time major champion. “The golf industry has been talking a lot about the need to develop golf facilities that are more flexible and family friendly, and Estonian Golf & Country Club is actually making it happen.