Anguilla’s Temenos GC is back in business

Temenos Golf Club will reopen on Dec. 19.

Temenos Golf Club will reopen on Dec. 19.

Anguilla, British West Indies – Temenos Golf Club, a lavish Greg Norman design that has been closed the past two years, will reopen on Dec. 19.

Cap Juluca, a luxury resort on Anguilla’s Maundays Bay, will operate the course under an agreement struck with developer Flag Luxury Properties Anguilla. Temenos is located about two miles from Cap Juluca.

The 7,063-yard course, which cost a reported $50 million to build, opened in 2006, but was closed in November 2007.

Cap Juluca is owned by Adam Aron, who was the CEO of Vail Resorts from 1996-2006, and before that held the same position with Norwegian Cruise Line. Gary Thulander, the former resort manager at The Boulders in Scottsdale, Ariz., is the general manager of the resort and the golf course.

The peak green fee at Temenos will be $225, with discounted twilight rates. Cap Juluca is marketing stay-and-play packages at: http://www.capjuluca.com/packages.php.

The course originally was slated to be part of the 286-acre St. Regis Resort project that was being built by Flag Luxury, which also has developed two Ritz-Carltons in south Florida. In January 2008, the St. Regis project was reflagged as Baccarat Hotel & Residences, which, like St. Regis, is a brand controlled by Starwood Capital Group. The Baccarat project stalled, however, and the course sat dormant.

Cap Juluca’s interim management agreement runs only through June 30, 2010. Aron said in a statement that he hopes the golf course will drive more tourism to the island. The golf club will be open to tourists staying at all resorts in Anguilla.

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