The Bluffs Ho Tram Strip was designed to capture the true essence of links-style golf. Set on the coastline -- as almost all great links courses are - The Bluffs is routed over and around towering sand dunes, which have been shaped over thousands of years by the elements. The wind plays a major role in the experience here; it''s always strong, and its prevailing direction differs depending on the time of year.
The Bluffs Ho Tram Strip was designed by a true legend of the game: Greg Norman. The ''Great White Shark'' as he''s lovingly called, spent an astounding 331 weeks atop the world golf rankings and won the Open Championship twice. His Florida-based design firm has conceived more than 70 international-standard layouts worldwide. But if you ask him, few compare to what he has created at The Ho Tram Strip.
"We begin each new golf course design with a least-disturbance approach. Our design team dedicates time and effort to finding the most desirable natural features of a site and incorporates them into the routing. Streams, rock features, vegetation and undulating topography are a few natural elements that can provide a golf course with its own unique feel when incorporated into the playing strategy"