Through my 20 years of international travel, I have had the opportunity to play many of the world’s most wonderful golf courses. These adventures have provided countless memories that will last forever, and each unique experience will play a part in the way I view golf course design.
As I approach a new design or redesign, I look to capture the natural character of the landscape. I feel that it is very important to preserve the environment, spirit, and traditions of the game. My goal is to design courses that golfers of any age, gender, or skill level can enjoy equally. The creation of a variety of tees and generous landing areas gives each individual the opportunity to be challenged based on their skill level, while smaller greens and challenging approaches will make it a true and fair test to remember.”
“I consider Golf Course Design to be another avenue for me to share my passion for the game of golf.”
About ANNIKA Course Design:
ANNIKA Course Design has completed three courses globally: the ANNIKA Course at Mission Hills Golf Club in Shenzhen, China; Euphoria Golf Estate & Hydro in the Waterberg region of South Africa’s Limpopo Province; and Golden Bay Golf Resort in TaeAn, South Korea. Annika’s credits also include The 27 Club in Tianjin, China where each hole is designed by a different major champion; Estonian Golf & Country Club in Tallinn, Estonia, which will be her first design in Europe; and Olivion in Belek, Turkey, which is slated to follow. Annika’s design philosophy seeks to capture the natural character of the landscape while preserving the environment, spirit and traditions of the game. Also of paramount importance is designing courses that are enjoyable for golfers of any age, gender or skill level. To accomplish this, she creates holes with a variety of tees and generous landing areas. Hazards are cleverly placed to challenge the better player without being overly penal to mid- and high-handicappers, while green complexes expertly balance fun, visual appeal and strategic elements.