IDG were employed by Elite Estates for design services on this enormous new golf development in Pakistan. As golf course architects and landscape designers, our scope is the concept and detailed design for the golf course as well as the public realm landscape architecture across the entire development. Measuring a significant 601 acres, this development represents the largest golf community in Pakistan and aims to set a new level of real estate quality in the country. Facilities include an 18 hole championship golf course with associated practice areas, community parks with sports provision, hotels, schools, mosques, a city centre with large shopping mall, commercial zones and central parks. The masterplan was developed in conjunction with Callison RTKL.
This golf development will be built on one of the most interesting sites that we have come across. Very steep ravines traverse the site and will be incorporated into the landscape of the real estate as well as the golf course. In wet season, a huge amount of run off is expected to run onto the site which will be channelled through our lakes and filtered by our river systems. The water strategy for irrigation of the vast green spaces has been considered carefully as one of the key factors for success. The site was historically used to produce bricks using the clay on site. Several large brick kilns and chimneys will be retained as part of the character of the golf course ensuring the tradition of this wonderful place is retained.
Raising the bar for neighbourhood development in Pakistan
Jon Hunt, Director, IDG