Jimenez to Design New Short Game Facility at Las Colinas


*Image credit: Audemars Piguet***Spain’s Best Golf Course, Las Colinas Golf & Country Club*, has joined forces with one of the most iconic names in golf to open the brand new ‘Las Colinas Short Game Facility designed by Miguel Ángel Jiménez.’**
After making an initial site visit earlier this year, Ryder Cup legend and 21-time European Tour winner Jiménez will take time out from his busy schedule to head to Las Colinas, near Alicante, later in 2017, to oversee the design and construction of the new short game facility.
Set to be built within 200 metres from the driving range and 300 metres from the stunning clubhouse at Las Colinas, the Las Colinas Short Game Facility designed by Miguel Ángel Jiménez promises to be one of the best short game tuition layouts in Europe.
“*Las Colinas Golf & Country Club is very quickly establishing a reputation as one of the best new golf developments in Europe, winning many awards already and also being selected by the European Tour as a Qualifying School location,*” said Jiménez. “*And so you can imagine I was extremely honoured to be asked by the Owners of the Club to design a short game area and very happy to put my name to the new practice facility*”.
“*Work is already under way and I look forward to watching the development progress over the coming months and to opening the Las Colinas Short Game Facility in the Autumn,*” added Jiménez. “*I hope that players of all abilities will enjoy the new practice area.*”
In designing the short game facility, Jiménez – who remains one of the most popular players in the sport – will work closely with the management team at Las Colinas, including the resort’s Director of Golf & Operations, Sean Corte-Real.
“*We’re absolutely thrilled to be working with Miguel on our new Short Game Facility and can’t wait to start fine-tuning the layout with him,*” said Corte-Real. “*Miguel’s name carries massive weight right across the world and his knowledge on golf will be invaluable in designing a short game facility that can cater for the very best players in the world*”.
“*At Las Colinas, we promise all visitors an experience that is ‘A World Apart’ and the introduction of the Las Colinas Short Game Facility designed by Miguel Ángel Jiménez promises to add to that experience even more,*” added Corte-Real. “*Once opened, all golfers who come to Las Colinas will be able to use the new short game area and benefit from a facility that will be truly world class.*”
Further details of the Las Colinas Short Game Facility designed by Miguel Ángel Jiménez will be unveiled later this year, with a view to the facility opening towards the end of 2017.

Regarded as one of the best modern golf courses in Europe, Las Colinas Golf & Country Club’s Par 71 18-hole layout has built a world-class reputation for its year-round Championship-ready conditioning. Designed for players of all levels by renowned architect Cabell B. Robinson, the golf course blends naturally into the surrounding landscape, running through valleys between the hills to deliver a truly captivating and unforgettable experience for golfers of all abilities.
As well as being named Spain’s Best Golf Course for the second year running at the World Golf Awards in 2016, Las Colinas Golf & Country Club was also chosen as Spain’s Leading Villa Resort for the second consecutive time at the 2016 World Travel Awards.
Later this year, Las Colinas will once again welcome some of the future stars of tomorrow as the resort plays host to the European Tour Qualifying School 2nd Stage.
Visit: http://www.aworldapart.es for more information on Las Colinas Golf & Country Club.
*** ‘Spain’s Best Golf Course’ award as chosen at the World Golf Awards, 2015 & 2016**
**About Las Colinas Golf & Country Club**
Located south of Alicante, Las Colinas Golf & Country Club is a 330-hectare valley between hills, near the sea, crossed by a championship golf course. An eco-friendly, low density housing development integrated into the environment.
The ideal place to get away from it all and enjoy 200,000 sq metres of beautiful countryside, with scenic trails through native vegetation and lemon and orange groves. The resort has two restaurants, UNiK CAFÉ and enso sushibar as well as an exclusive beach club, falconry and leisure facilities including a gym and tennis courts.
World renowned North American landscape architect, Cabell B. Robinson, designed the par-71, 6973 yard 18-hole championship course to offer visitors of all abilities an exciting and premium golf course within a unique setting. The Troon Golf managed course is home to perfectly manicured fairways and ideal putting surfaces with inspiring views of the nearby coastline and surrounded by 10,000 hectares of Mediterranean woodland.
The practice facilities at Las Colinas provide a fine learning environment, with natural grass hitting areas, manicured putting green and short game area, which can be used to hit a complimentary pyramid of TaylorMade practice balls. Directed by Head PGA Professional Robert Mitchell, the latest ultra-high-speed video analysis technology ensures first-class coaching for golfers of all ages and abilities.
**About Gmp**
Las Colinas Golf & Country Club has the backing of Gmp, one of the leading property-owning real estate groups in Spain, focussed on the development and management of office and business parks in Madrid. Gmp currently has a portfolio of more than 507,000 sq.metres of operating properties, with a land bank of 77,731 sq. metres of buildable area.
Gmp was also the first Spanish property-owning group to obtain the triple certificate from AENOR in 2009 for Quality, Environment and Health and Safety at Work for the business of acquisition, lease and management of maintenance, refurbishment and conservation of assets. In 2015 Gmp renewed these certificates up to 2018 and is still the only Spanish property-owning company to have been awarded this triple certificate. GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, has a 32.9% shareholding in the Company.
*Las Colinas Golf & Country Club*
*Ctra, de Campoamor a San Miguel de Salinas CV-941,*
*Km 6, 03189.*
*Orihuela Costa, Alicante, Spain.*

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