Khansaheb wins on eco golf course
Contractor scores main construction package on the Fire and Earth projects, designed by Greg Norman
Khansaheb Civil Engineering has taken the contract to build the first two golf courses on the US $272 million (AED1 billion) Jumeirah Golf Estates project.
A Letter of Intent has been signed with the local construction group to build the 36-hole championship course complex, named ‘Fire & ‘Earth’, both designed by Greg Norman.
Bulk earthworks on the first two eco-signature courses – Fire and Earth, have nearly been completed and all of the golf holes have been graded.
“From my perspective, this is one of the more enjoyable phases of a golf course’s evolution, as my vision really begins to emerge. I truly believe that the Earth and Fire courses will bring something entirely new to the golf landscape in Dubai and the entire region,” said Norman.
Khansaheb will now undertake final shaping, irrigation and drainage systems, cart paths, bridges, grassing and landscaping.
The phasing of Jumeirah Golf Estates will see Norman’s Fire and Earth courses and their surrounding residences being built first, followed by Vijay Singh’s Water course and then the Wind course. Fire and Earth are expected to open for preview play in late 2007 with the first residents moving in during mid 2008.
David Spencer, CEO, Jumeirah Golf Estates, said: “This award relates to the first phase of the development, which occupies approximately 375ha of the northern section of the 1,100ha site.
“This phase will ultimately contain these first two golf courses together with a golf clubhouse, approximately 1,000 serviced villa lots, and all associated infrastructure. The total construction budget for all works within this phase is around AED1 billion.”
Jumeirah Golf Estates has also released tender documents for the infrastructure works, and construction is set to start early next year.