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Christophe Harbour course to be a highlight of 2,500-Acre Luxury Resort in St. Kitts

US-based Kiawah Development Partners has just revealed the hotly anticipated 18-hole championship golf course in St Kitts. It will form a cornerstone of a new 2,500 acre lavish resort called Christophe Harbour which will include a mega-yacht harbour, marina village as well as an impressive collection of restaurants, shops, boutiques, luxury hotels, oceanfront and hillside properties and residential villas.

Created by Tom Fazio, an influential golf course designer with a track record which includes the renowned River Course and Osprey Point in Kiawah Island, it is envisaged Christophe Harbour will benefit the local economy by driving the future of tourism for St Kitts.

The island’s Prime Minster, Dr Denzil Douglas, who attended the official groundbreaking this month commented:
“Christophe Harbour will be among the finest in the world, and part of a massive resort development that will make St. Kitts and Nevis one of the most desirable destinations in the Caribbean, and indeed the entire world”.
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The course, set to be open for play in 2011, will be built atop a volcanic ridge and along a natural inland cove. Planned over 250 acres, the Par 72 course will be 7,250 yards from the back tees. In addition to the terrain, wind will be considered a major design element and will influence shot selection choices in the upper holes.

The mountainous environment, sweeping views of two oceans, and spectacular design will make the project unique – a “must play” international venue for golf aficionados.

Designer Tom Fazio comments; “The striking landscape here allows us to take full advantage of both the mountain ridges and lower cliffsides. Golfers will enjoy the incredible panoramic views across the ocean and the Caribbean Sea, and over the harbour and to Basseterre and Nevis. The drama of the landscape variation and the views will make this course different from any other in the Caribbean.”

Careful environmental preservation has been a fundamental to the course’s design: steps have been taken to curb erosion and sustain the environment, to include water filtrations through Reverse Osmosis (RO) and planned wetlands treatments including groups of saltwater mangroves that treat runoff water.

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Notes to editors:

Launching in 2011, Christophe Harbour will be a luxury resort that will propel St. Kitts to the forefront of high-end tourism in the Caribbean.

Christophe Harbour Company, a venture led by Kiawah Development Partners (KDP), is the manager of the master development company for Christophe Harbour. KDP is the master planner for Doonbeg Golf Club in Ireland and Kiawah Island in the US.

Christophe Harbour Company, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, and several prominent real estate, golf design, architecture, environmental, and engineering companies have joined forces to create an incomparable master-planned resort.

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