A Canadian development company that includes “international investors,” announced a new project on Friday in Cape Breton today that includes a Nick Faldo designed golf course.Called “Louisbourg Resort Golf and Spa,” the resort will be about 1 kilometre from Louisbourg and is part of a 2,500 acre property that includes 6.5 km of shoreline. Apparently, according to my souce, it is 30 km from the airport in Sydney.
The company is designed to produce individual luxury homes on 1 acre lots built around two golf courses (an 18-hole championship course, and an 18-hole par three course) -Two show homes are currently under construction and twelve will be underway by spring of 2007.
The designer for the course is golfer-turned-announcer Faldo, the man who created The Rock in Ontario, a course that has been widely disparaged, though it also won Golf Digest’s Best New Course in Canada award. I assume the hiring of Faldo is an attempt to crack the European market that has made Humber Valley so successful.
The Faldo course, called “The Fortress,” is scheduled to open in 2009 with construction starting in the spring.
Here’s the story as the Chronicle Herald sees it.