Annika Sorenstam is the most dominant player in women’s golf. She turned professional in 1994 and has won 72 LPGA titles and 10 Majors to date. Sorenstam has rewritten record books and her success has brought unprecedented attention to the women’s game. In 2001 Annika shot a 59, the lowest score by any female in a single round of tournament play. She was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2003 and in the same year collected the Patty Berg Award for her contributions to women’s golf. She has 8 Rolex Player of the Year Awards and 6 Vare Trophies for the LPGA player with the lowest scoring average.
Golf course design is another avenue for Annika to share her passion for the game and she is and has been involved in a number of championship-calibre projects. Annika’s design style is moulded by her experience playing on the world’s best courses in the most competitive of circumstances. Premiums are placed on accurate drives and the need for a creative short game.
“As I approach a new design or redesign, I look to capture the natural character of the landscape. I feel that it is very important to preserve the environment, spirit, and traditions of the game. My goal is to design courses that golfers of any age, gender, or skill level can enjoy equally. The creation of a variety of tees and generous landing areas gives each individual the opportunity to be challenged based on their skill level, while smaller greens and challenging approaches will make it a true and fair test to remember.”
Annika Golf Course Design
Euphoria Golf Estate & Hydro, South Africa
Mission Hills Golf Club - Annika Course, Shenzhen, China
Chateau Laffitte, Beijing, China
Golden Bay Golf and Resort, South Korea
Mines Golf City, Malaysia
Subic Neo Cove, Philippines