BARBADOS -- The Sandy Lane Hotel and Golf Club said it has
commissioned Tom Fazio of Fazio Golf Course Designers to create
golf courses here that will distinguish Sandy Lane as the
Caribbean's top golf resort.
The project is part of a redesign and expansion project
scheduled to be completed when the resort reopens in October
Fazio will redesign the resort's original nine-hole course and
create two new world-class 18-hole courses, for a total of 45
To accommodate guests' growing demands for tee time, one of the
18-hole courses is in the works and is expected to be completed in
time for the resort's reopening in October 1999, according to Sandy
Lane. The second 18-hole course is scheduled for completion in
Sandy Lane purchased several hundred additional acres of land in
the hills beyond the property for the additional courses.
The Golf Clubhouse will be replaced with a full-service
Fazio has designed world-class golf courses for more than 30
years, according to Sandy Lane. He took on Sandy Lane's project
despite his policy of only accepting projects in the continental
U.S., according to the resort.
According to Fazio, Sandy Lane's setting, a 380-acre site of an
old sugar cane plantation overlooking the sea, and "the owners'
commitment to quality, give us the potential to create one of the
world's great golf facilities."
Fazio began his career in 1964, dedicated to the philosophy that
courses should "reflect the natural beauty of the setting." His
firm has been involved in the planning and design of more than 100
As part of the renovation, Sandy Lane is investing $130 million
to upgrade the hotel by reducing the number of rooms from 120 to
112. All guest rooms will be 30 percent larger and a new spa and
four pools will be added to the property.
During the hotel's closure, residents and visitors to Barbados
can play the original lower nine holes of Sandy Lane's existing
Earlier this month, the Restaurant in the Golf Clubhouse began
offering a sampling of new dishes by Sandy Lane's executive chef,
Sandy Lane will begin accepting reservations in October for fall
Sandy Lane, Phone: (246) 432-1311