SAN RAFAEL DEL SUR, Nicaragua (May 30, 2007) "“ The developers of Seaside Mariana Spa & Golf Resort announce plans that Jack Nicklaus, one of the world's most preeminent golf course designers, will create the centerpiece to its development. Seaside Mariana Golf Club will become the first Jack Nicklaus-designed championship golf course in the country.
“I relish every opportunity I have to go into a country in which we have never worked,” said Nicklaus. "To be able to design a golf course for Seaside Mariana and introduce and grow the sport in that region by creating a quality facility is very gratifying. Golfers will be able to experience ocean views on both nines. It is a wonderful site on which to create something truly special.”
Seaside Mariana Golf Club's 7,200-yard, par-72 course will be highlighted by tropical, undulating terrain, and the Nicklaus Design team will strategically design the course to be both challenging and enjoyable for players of all levels.
Positioned on a natural slope rising from the Pacific Ocean, Seaside Mariana offers ocean breezes and spectacular views of the water that set the tone for the entire property. Golfers will play along fairways and greens that meander through a riverside nature reserve, mangrove forest and golden Pacific beach.
To ensure the long-term operational success of the golf club, the development team has hired Kemper Sports Management, a respected name in the club management industry with a rÃ©sumÃ© that includes over 75 courses throughout the United States, including Bandon Dunes.
Renowned architectural firm, Earl Swensson Associates, will design a limited collection of golf-in/golf-out style estate homes, villas and casitas along with the golf clubhouse. International real estate marketing agency, Three Palms International, will handle all sales, marketing and media requests for the development.
“We are marketing a property like no other in Nicaragua," said Mark Peterson, President of Three Palms International. "Seaside Mariana offers a timely opportunity for real estate investment in a country that is appreciating in the same manner that Costa Rica did only 10 years earlier."
Seaside Mariana is one hour from the capital city of Managua. Most major airlines provide daily, non-stop service from Miami, Atlanta, Houston and Los Angeles to Managua International Airport.
Seaside Mariana Spa and Golf Resort is a 923-acre, self-contained private resort community located in beautiful San Rafael Del Sur on the Southwest Pacific coast of Nicaragua. The resort is being developed by Nicaragua Developments S.A., who has assembled the very best team of architects, engineers, designers and builders to create this luxurious world-class destination resort. In addition to the Nicklaus course and custom designed residences, the resort will boast Nicaragua's first destination wellness spa, a boutique hotel, private oceanfront beach club, archeological museum, resort medical facility and a lifestyle plaza, replete with shops, restaurants, cafes and a cultural and performing arts venue.
Nicklaus Design, recognized as the world leader in golf course design, is the global firm founded by Jack Nicklaus and owned by the Nicklaus family. At least 57 Nicklaus Design courses have been ranked in various national or international Top-100 lists, and through 2006, at least 83 Nicklaus courses have hosted a combined total of more than 500 professional tournaments worldwide or significant national amateur championships.
Three Palms International is a real estate marketing agency that focuses on marketing plan strategies, branding development, creative design, public relations and sales in rapidly growing markets throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.
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The golf course sounds great and all … but are they really putting a gold level golf course in the middle of a housing complex in the middle of Nicaragua?
If Nicaragua is the second or third country in the southern hemisphere, and one of the more arid areas in the hemisphere, it seems to me that more consideration to helping the local people is in order.