Lavasa Hill City

nr. Pune, western India

This 18-hole championship standard golf course will form an integral part of an exciting and ambitious new 25,000 acre development at the Lavasa hill city near Pune, western India.

Faldo’s thoughts:

“I’m very excited to be working on what promises to be an absolutely stunning project – a real benchmark for golf in India. This dramatically rolling site is topographically very interesting with large changes of elevation and an abundance of different flora and fauna. We’re still at the early conceptual stages, but we certainly plan to create a golfing journey that takes in all of the various elements and distinct features on offer. Part of the course routing will play towards the striking Lake Warasgaon and we’ll incorporate the many extraordinary backdrops and vistas that stretch all the way towards Mumbai. With areas characterised by rocky outcrops, rice paddies and gently cascading streams, there is so much to offer a course designer in terms of inspiration here and I’m sure that we’ll be able to make use of these features to great strategic and aesthetic effect.”