Jonathan Davison completed the second course at the Penati Golf Resort, Šajdíkove Humence, Slovakia in 2012. The 6230metre par 72 Heritage golf course is set within 100 hectares of Scots Pines, silver birch, heather and sits within a bed of pure sand. The Penati Golf Resort which is situated approximately 1 hour away from the historical city of Bratislava will feature two 18-hole golf courses. It is complemented by lakes, surrounding forests entwined with cross-country trails, grass tennis courts and a large residential development. The Heritage golf course has featured within the Top 100 Golf courses of Continental Europe since 2013.
Location: Šajdíkove Humence, Slovakia
Penati Golf Resort
English golf architect Jonathan Davison has finished construction on the second course at the Penati resort in Slovakia after a build lasting only six months.
Penati's new Heritage course
Davison's first project since launching his own firm, Create Golf, will open next summer. The 6,230 metre (6,800) course is set within a 100-hectare site of Scots pines, silver birch and heather, and sits on a base of pure sand. Polish contractor Golf Projekt built the course along with Davison.
“It really was a pleasure to work with this site,” the architect said. “It has every ingredient a golf course architect dreams about, and I'm sure it will leave a lasting impression on anyone who plays it.” To be managed by German firm Engelmann Golf, Davison's Heritage course, will make a 36-hole complex along with the resort's Nicklaus design that opened this year.
Meanwhile, the Sobiene Krolewskie course outside Warsaw, which Davison worked on as part of the Ford Golf Design team before setting up his own firm, celebrated its official opening during the summer. Davison said: “The existing landscape gave us an excellent canvas to work on, and we incorporated those natural features to produce a traditional style of course. It's something new for the Polish market, but so far, comments have been excellent.”