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06.03.2014 (id)

New Website

Golf & Land Design have updated their website.

If you are reading this you are viewing the "old" website.

Click here to be redirected to the newer version (online since Feb. 2014)

15.10.2013 (id)

Secret Valley on Tripadvisor

It is great to see comments and get feedback on our new golf course in Cyprus.
We can be proud of the latest reviews with 5 out of 5 stars.

Have a look at Tripadvisor for recent reviews on the newly opened course.

And if you manage to play it why not leave your review as well.

"This will mature to a very high standard - much nicer than Aphrodite Hills and Elea courses."

"The new greens are already excellent, the fairways soon will be. Tees are fine and bunkers are plentiful, tend to be smallish and devilishly positioned"

"Overall this course has the potential of becoming the most exiting in the area, certainly for those with a few balls to spare."

"Every hole has it's own unique features with a number of elevated tees that made it a joy to use my driver. And the greens? probably the best around with tricky little borrows but perfectly true. Was I impressed? you bet I was. Did I think it was worth €95 for a round? without doubt. Would I play again" I can't wait. Even the academy area beats everything I have seen before."

"I have played here many times since it first opened,and it gets better an better."

More details: Tripadvisor - Secret Valley Golf Course

15.10.2013 (id)

New Secret Valley Golf Course

The New Secret Valley Golf Course has now opened for members.

It is getting great reviews and is growing in very well. Below is a link to the Facebook site of Secret Valley where you can see pictures and comments on the golf course.

More details: Secret Valley Golf Course

13.09.2013 (id)

GC Schönborn, Austria - 25 years celebration

It was 25 years ago last Sunday, September 08, 2013, that the Schönborn Golf Club opened its 27 hole golf course near Vienna. It was the first 27 hole golf course in Austria, one of our first golf projects in Austria established in close cooperation with Kurt Rossknecht. It then was leading golf course in the country for a long time and still is one of the most attractive courses in Austria. We want to thank the company operating as well as the maintenance crew for keeping this course in perfect shape and on a highly competitive level.
After so many years, some changes on the course layout might come up, nothing big, just some minor tweaks, mainly on hole #12, which we designed and visualised just a few weeks ago (LINK). Amazing to see, that the quality build so many years ago still works and is way more competitive and convincing than most of the golf facilities lately build in the country. Golf is on a very negative trend in the country – and it is really a relief to see how a golf course should be build and maintained. If you want to see how this kind of quality looks like – have a look at the Schönborn golf course. Congratulations and all the best for the next 25 years to come.

More details: Simulation Hole 12

10.06.2013 (id)

Press Release - Venus Rock Resort Cyprus – New 18 Hole Golf Course at Secret Valley to open soon

Despite the recent turmoil and bank crisis in Cyprus, construction of the new 18 hole golf course and academy at Secret Valley continues into the final stages of growing in and will be ready to be handed over within few weeks.

The future of the golf course and further development of the project have been guaranteed as Dolphin Capital Investors Limited subsidiaries Aristo Developers Ltd and Venus Rock Estates Ltd negotiated with a Hong-Kong based international conglomerate and real estate investment, China Glory National Investment, for the sale of shares and assets in the Venus Rock project, comprising all the plots and land, all permits and licenses granted, all related machinery and stock, and all the contracts and other agreements relating to the Project’s development. 

The project, which will include two golf courses, the 5 Star Nikki Beach Hotel, two community sports centres, a commercial and leisure component as well as luxury private homes will be one of Europe's largest luxury beach-front residential developments. Set in a stunning valley setting next to neighbouring Aphrodite Hills, the golf courses can be reached within 20 minutes from Paphos. 

While the first new Secret Valley 18 holes at Venus Rock Resort are in their final construction phase, the set of plans for the second 18 hole course are finalised and ready for tender. These two new courses and golf facilities will replace the existing Secret Valley golf course, expanding further down the valley towards the beach as well as up the valley around the water dam with spectacular views down over the golf courses towards the Mediterranean Sea. The courses are designed by Golf & Land Design’s Hans-Georg Erhardt and Snorri Vilhjalmsson with signature from Tony Jacklin, a four times Ryder Cup captain and winner of the British Open and US open.

The existing Secret Valley Clubhouse will serve the first new course while a new and larger clubhouse will add luxury to the second course. And to add more golfing excitement, a floodlight 3-hole loop for evening play will be conveniently located at the lower end of the golf courses where the beach development links with the golf course.

The first course is scheduled for soft opening later this summer with a grand opening expected in September. The golf course documents and plans for the second golf course are prepared for tendering with the aim of starting construction in spring this year.

More details: Photos in .zip file

29.10.2012 (id)

More pictures from Cyprus

We updated our construction photo gallery with a few pictures taken from our October site visit at Secret Valley.

We are excited to see the holes turning green as the construction stays on schedule to finish all works before the end of the year.

Click on the link below to view the gallery. 

Gallery: Secret Valley - Construction

23.10.2012 (id)

Venus Rock Golf Resort

We are proud to have our project in Cyprus mentioned in the Golf Inc. magazine as it is in fact one of the few projects actually happening and being realised in the world.

More details: Golf Inc - online magazine 2012 fall issue

01.10.2012 (id)

Go Europe

That was awesome - what a tournament. The most exciting Ryder - Cup I have ever watched. And what a great result for the European team - that's the way we like it. Congratulations

More details: See here Olazabal winning comments on

03.08.2012 (id)

Collalto Private Spa and Golf Resort, Croatia

A nice little private hideaway resort in a phantastic landscape in Northern Istria, very close to the Slovenian border, some 15 – 20 minutes inland the Northern Adriatic Sea with stunning view North West towards Piran, Koper and Trieste and West to Umag and the Novigrad / Porec area of the Istrian peninsula. On a clear winter day, you will see the Italian and Slowenian Alps as well as all across the Adriatic to Grado and Venice. Stunning.

The place now is just a few old stone houses that are being restored in the original rural style that will have beautiful gardens for a great country living, spa, pools, private vineyard, private olive plantation, fruit trees, and, most important, a private little golf practise facility. Expect all practise units for your personal training with your private pro all around a fully shaped practise fairway with target greens and a variety of tee positions, a 9 hole chip- and putt course, a putting green and a combined chipping / pitching green in a fully shaped surrounding for all kind of typical lies and golf shots.

We want to keep this resort really private to an elite group of users that might own or rent the units to be developed. Check out the project Facebook site for further information by clicking on the Link below.

30.07.2012 (id)

Golf in Serbia and Fish & Zelenis in Novi Sad

Whenever your way gets you into Northern Serbia into the vicinity of Novi Sad make sure to stop at Fish & Zelenis, well worth a stop over if not a trip to the historic part of Novi Sad. A real and very positive gastronomic surprise,  actually one of the best Greek / Mediterranean cuisine I had the pleasure to enjoy. And all this in a place, where you really would not expect it. Link:


By the way – quite some movement in the local golf market. Focus of the new developments will be the Belgrade metropolitan area and a resort destination in the Northern part of the country. More news to come.


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