Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Antigua, Guatemala- Dye Designs is proud to announce the official opening of Fuego Maya at La Reunion resort, the latest new design in the Dye Golf portfolio. Pete and Perry Dye have officially put golf in Guatemala on the map.
On March 28th, at the official ribbon cutting ceremony, Vice President Dr. Rafael Espada, and the country’s director of tourism, Roberto Robles, recognized both Pete and Perry for their great contribution to development and tourism in Guatemala through the game of golf.
"The course looks amazing, and is in wonderful shape," said Pete upon his arrival at Fuego Maya. "Both Perry and the superintendent have done a fantastic job. We are thrilled to see how many jobs we have brought to Antigua because of this project, and we can't wait to work in Guatemala again."
Flanked by four volcanoes, Fuego Maya golf course is a challenging layout with views that are unparalleled. On a clear day, golfers can see 50 miles to the Pacific Ocean. Fuego, the most prominent volcano, can often be seen smoking witch only adds the mystical effect of the area. Guatemala is a country rich with Mayan culture and heritage, which is reflected in the design and appointments of the fantastic 50,000 square foot clubhouse and 25-room hotel on the property. The staff is friendly and welcoming, always making La Reunion feel like a second home for visitors.
"Our main contribution to Guatemala is that of creating jobs, and in doing so, our focus is on training and giving support to the personnel hired with the view to developing a highly qualified staff to service discriminating customers from around the world," Roberto Roesch, developer said. "We are also fostering a sense of social responsibility, and La Reunion is playing a very important role in contributing to improve the life of the local population."
For more information please visit www.lareunion.com.gt or www.dyedesigns.com
ABOUT POUND RIDGE:
Pound Ridge Golf Club is legendary golf course architects Pete and Perry Dye’s first design project in New York. Situated in affluent Westchester County, with such prestigious golf neighbors as Winged Foot Golf Club, Westchester Country Club and Stanwich, the new Pound Ridge Golf Club has been carved out of 172 acres of magnificent rocky cliffs, streams and wooded hills. According to Pete, Pound Ridge is one of his best course designs.
Pound Ridge Golf Club, an 18-hole daily fee public golf course that plays to a par 72 and measures 7,171 yards from the back tees, is a spellbinding layout that winds its way through hardwood forest and opens to rolling meadows. The dramatic rock outcroppings are truly unique and a stirring visual feature of the design. Fourteen thousand feet of rock walls surround trees, wetlands and water hazards. The course’s five sets of tees are classified by handicap ability, allowing players of all caliber to best enjoy the strategic layout and wide variety of shot-making situations. A generous practice area is also available to golfers. The Club plans on building an attractive modern clubhouse in the near future.