American Society of Golf Course Architects

ASGCA Past President Robert Trent Jones, Jr., begins Hungary course construction

"Golf Inc." reports a new course in Zalansany, Hungary has begun construction, under the design of ASGCA Past President Robert Trent Jones, Jr.

The magazine reports the project is funded by industrialist Gabor Szeles.

"The Robert Trent Jones, Jr.-designed golf course that’s under construction on Szeles' 400-acre property is expected to open next year. 'If this comes through,' Széles said, 'Hungary will finally step on a growth path it has not been on for about 500 years!'

"The course will anchor a community called Zala Springs, which at build-out will also have 400 villas, more hotel rooms and a spa. Széles thinks he can complete the whole shebang by 2016."