Faldo Design’s undertaking of this project near Reykjavik is a clear reflection of Nick Faldo’s intention to create a genuinely global design portfolio. Upon its completion, Black Sand is set to become the world’s most northerly situated championship links course.
“The prospect of working on this design has always been an extremely appealing one for me, not least of all because of its exciting location in a country that is fast becoming a serious golfing nation. The site itself is very reminiscent of the classic links courses of Scotland and those are exactly the kinds of golfing experiences that I have always enjoyed the most. Getting my teeth into a real links-style design like this is very exciting and, whilst the project is currently very much in its infancy, I’m confident that we can produce a spectacular golf course. There are some very interesting features here – not least of all the black volcanic sand that will make up the bunkers – and I’m confident that this course will help to put Icelandic golf firmly on the map.”