Project: 18 hole Golf Course redesign & restyling
Location: Durants, Christ Church, Barbados – West Indies
Landscape Design: GSAssociati, Ravenna
Client: Ron Kirby with GSA
Photos: Official website courtesy
An official destination of the PGA European Tour
Barbados Golf Club, located at Durants in the southern parish of Christ Church, has become the soul of golfing in Barbados for local players as well as hotel guests and visitors cruising through the Caribbean. The course was approved and sanctioned by the PGA European Tour to host a PGA Seniors Tournament in 2003 and it has also hosted the Barbados Open on several occasions.
The golf course was reopened in 2000 after a period of reconstruction to the environmentally sensitive design specifications of Ron Kirby, in teamwork with GSA. They redesigned the course to produce a fair, challenging and a pleasurable game for golfers of all levels of skill and competence.
The waste bunkers with white crushed coral stones, founded digging the lakes, contrasts with the emerald green turfs and turquoise water of the lakes.
The challenges, rewards and scenic views of the course encourage players of all abilities to play with determination to hone their skills while enjoying the company of friends amidst tropical surroundings.