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Sigló Golf Course

CategoryGolf courses
TeamEdwin Roald
LocationSiglufjordur (Sigló), , Iceland
DescriptionThe Sigló golf course project is a part of large-scale leisure and tourism development plans for the town of Sigló, or Siglufjordur, on Iceland‘s north coast. Set partially in an abandoned gravel quarry, the new golf course is designed to work as a catalyst for the clean-up of the quarry, the introduction of a network of public footpaths and bridle ways, and the restoration and enhancement of sea-run Arctic charr habitats that had suffered in the previous era of gravel extraction from the two rivers that disect the site. Furthermore, the visually stunning golf course is expected to play its own part in the economic empowerment of a town once shocked by the sudden collapse of the herring fishing industry in the 1960s, now being revitalized with the development of a new hotel, restaurants, improved skiing facilities and various other leisure and tourism initiatives. A special effort is made to work with the cultural heritage of the site and the town. The maintenance of old historic ruins is brought into the golf course management program and a number of herring fishing artifacts are being re-used to reduce the project‘s footprint.
ClientLeyningsás Foundation
Start date2012
StatusUnder Construction
Area320000
Area Units.q.m.
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