Caesarea reopens in Israel

Monday, May 25, 2009

Caesarea Golf Club, the only 18-hole course in Israel, reopened earlier this month after a redesign overseen by Pete Dye.

The course plays 7,163 yards from the tips, and there are four sets of tees. The kikuyu grass previously used on the course was replaced with paspalum, and water hazards were added on two holes.

Caesarea, which originally opened in 1961, also has a nine-hole par-3 course designed by Dye and his associate, Tim Liddy, and a double-ended practice range.

In July, the club, which is located between Tel Aviv and Haifa, will host the 18th World Maccabiah Games. readers: We value your input and welcome your comments, but please be respectful in this forum.