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Jiménez to design short game area at Las Colinas

Las Colinas Golf & Country Club in Spain has joined forces with one of the most iconic names in golf to open the brand new ‘Las Colinas Short Game Facility designed by Miguel Ángel Jiménez.’

After making an initial site visit earlier this year, Ryder Cup legend and 21-time European Tour winner Jiménez will take time out from his schedule to head to Las Colinas, near Alicante, later in 2017, to oversee the design and construction of the new short game facility. Set to be built within 200 metres from the driving range and 300 metres from the clubhouse at Las Colinas, the Las Colinas Short Game Facility promises to be one of the best short game tuition layouts in Europe.

“Las Colinas Golf & Country Club is very quickly establishing a reputation as one of the best new golf developments in Europe, winning many awards already and also being selected by the European Tour as a Qualifying School location,” said Jiménez. “And so you can imagine I was extremely honoured to be asked by the Owners of the Club to design a short game area and very happy to put my name to the new practice facility.

“Work is already under way and I look forward to watching the development progress over the coming months and to opening the Las Colinas Short Game Facility in the Autumn,” added Jiménez. “I hope that players of all abilities will enjoy the new practice area.”

In designing the short game facility, Jiménez will work closely with the management team at Las Colinas, including the resort’s Director of Golf & Operations, Sean Corte-Real.

“We’re absolutely thrilled to be working with Miguel on our new Short Game Facility and can’t wait to start fine-tuning the layout with him,” said Corte-Real. “Miguel’s name carries massive weight right across the world and his knowledge on golf will be invaluable in designing a short game facility that can cater for the very best players in the world.”