Harrah’s Entertainment Inc. and Butch Harmon are opening which “want to push the golf experience here in Macau to a new level, associated with the finest brand name”. A redesigned par-72 golf course and the establishment of the Asia’s first Butch Harmon School of Golf would be the highlight of the project. will try to recreate a golf course similar to that of the Las Vegas one, which combines golf and entertainment.
Harrah’s Entertainment Inc. is a private gaming corporation that owns and operates casinos, hotels, and six golf courses under several brands and is based in Las Vegas, Nevada.
It is the largest gaming company in the world, with yearly revenues around $10.8 billion.
Junior players under the age of 17 who register with the Macau Golf Association will have permanent access to two dedicated reserved bays at ‘s brand-new driving range, the only such full-length facility in Macau, on a complimentary basis.
This program will provide opportunities for children to experience golf, and help to identify and develop talented young Macanese players.
Features of the youth program include offering dedicated driving range bays to registered juniors on a complimentary basis, hosting tryouts for aspiring golfers and providing a permanent home for the association’s summer student holiday golf program.
The program will also help to develop a junior squad for the city, who will receive complimentary access to the golf course every afternoon, coaching sessions, and one of the club’s Butch Harmon-trained instructors as a team coach for the territory for overseas events.
In a statement, the company said the par-72 golf course’s redevelopment will include an expansion of the clubhouse. The new Caesars facility will see the existing clubhouse expanded to 32,000 square feet, with a 4,000 sq ft spa facility that includes eight treatment rooms, a 2,500 sq ft golf lifestyle boutique, meeting facilities and two VIP golf and entertainment suites.
No cost for the project was given in the statement but Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Gary Loveman told the Macau Daily Times the price was nearly 200 million Hong Kong dollars, or $25.8 million U.S. dollars.
In September 2007, the casino giant acquired the 175-acre Macau Orient Golf Course near the Cotai Strip and rights to a land concession contract for $577.7 million.
A new floor will offer select guests an unforgettable experience. Featuring a discreet entrance, a lift will lead to the two custom-designed penthouse VIP suites, each of which includes personal wardrobes for golfers, massage rooms, rainforest showers, large balconies with sweeping vistas, plus a private dining room and living room with a karaoke lounge. Special guests will be pampered in a true, full-day resort experience.
The centerpiece of the clubhouse will be the high-end, fine-dining restaurant, operated by Macau’s leading restaurateurs, the G&L Group.
(Source: Press Release)