Thursday, November 30, 2006

Palmer Working on Mustang Island

An article in the Orlando Sentinel details Arnold Palmer's move from golfer to full-time golf course architect. Arnie has moved his design business to his home base at Bay Hill and is taking a much more active role since deciding to permanently hang up his spikes.

And that means Palmer is more personally involved in the golf course he has under development on Mustang Island, near Port Aransas, as part of a major development there.

According to the article:

Over the next three years, Palmer's staff will unveil five courses around the world that will feature a combined 30 holes of golf along the seashore. The courses are located on Mustang Island in Texas, the islands of St. Lucia, Dominican Republic and the Bahamas, plus along the Sea of Cortez in Mexico.

"Think about that -- 30 holes with the impact of the 18th at Pebble Beach," Larsen said. "I don't think we have gotten our just recognition. Three to five years from now, I think the Palmer guys are going to be viewed among the best of all the architects. I feel pretty strongly in the sites, the clients and the staff, especially now that Arnold is involved."

That certainly raises expectations, eh?

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