Initial golf construction is under way for the new Robert Trent Jones II-designed Mulan Golf Club on the island of Grenada, West Indies. The course is part of the extensive Grenada National Resort project, which will include a five-star hotel and other resort amenities. Feature shaping is expected to start later this year, while the hotel will break ground next year.
The rugged, natural setting is dotted with extinct volcanoes rising out of land and water. The routing starts high above the sea and plays through three types of landforms – jungle ridgelines, valley bowls, and seaside bluffs – with 180-degree Caribbean Sea views on nearly every hole. The final three holes play along the beach.
“We are working with an unparalleled natural canvas that will serve as a setting for a course that will blend into the beautiful terrain,” said Mike Gorman, Senior Project Architect for Robert Trent Jones II Golf Course Architects. “Mulan Golf Club will be another must play golf course in the Caribbean. Grenada has long been considered a great sailing destination and now golf will become part of this storied island. Guests will appreciate that this is a ‘golf first’ core layout that works to preserve and emphasize the natural terrain.”
Grenada National Resort project is developed by San Francisco Bay Area-based Hengsheng Group, with approval and support of the Grenada government.
“We’re thrilled to be building the first 18-holer on the beautiful island of Grenada,” said Robert Trent Jones, Jr., Founder and CEO of RTJ II. “We’re committed to helping bring more guests to enjoy the natural beauty, with spectacular views from most of the golf holes and strategic options to match. We’re all very excited to see the project come to fruition and start a new chapter in Grenada’s golf history.”
Grenada is made up of several small islands, located southwest of St. Vincent and the Grenadines and northeast of Trinidad and Tobago. It’s known as “The Spice Isle” for the many spices produced there, including nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, cocoa, and cloves. The island is accessible with flights from Atlanta, Charlotte, Miami, and New York, as well as direct flights from London.
Photo Courtesy RTJ II Golf Course Architects