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Gary Player Makes Site Visit to Honduran Project
Earlier this week Gary Player visited his first project in Honduras. The Golf Hall of Fame member stopped by the new course at Los Micos Beach & Golf Resort to review the construction progress and work with the project's environmental consultant. The site along the coast contains environmentally sensitive dunes and vegetation.
The golf course and surrounding property is being developed by DTBT, which is led by Josť Gutierrez.
"Maintaining the natural characteristics of the land and protecting the environment is not something we just talk about, it is a very important aspect of this and every course we design," said Player, whose company, Gary Player Design, crafted the new layout.
"As a golf course designer I have to think about the longevity of the course, not just how it will look and play when it opens. Golf courses, if designed and maintained properly, can bring real benefit to the surrounding land by creating a natural haven for local flora and fauna for generations to come. That is the goal with Los Micos.
"This is an absolutely beautiful part of Honduras and the site is fantastic," he added. "The Caribbean Sea will be visible from a number of holes and the sand dunes throughout the site contrast wonderfully against it. Jose Gutierrez and his team are in the midst of creating a world-class resort that should draw a lot of people to Honduras. I am pleased that we are part of the project and can't wait to come back for another visit."
Gutierrez was excited about meeting Player. "We are so thrilled to have had Gary Player visit Los Micos Beach & Golf Resort. Mr. Player is an incredibly energetic, disciplined and charismatic gentleman, and his visit has been an unforgettable experience for us and our golfing community. We look forward to playing the golf course designed by his firm."
For additional information about the development, visit http://www.losmicosresort.com/home.php.