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QuerenciaEntranceSign.jpgHanse Golf Course Design has been hired to build a second course at Querencia in Los Cabos, Mexico. As at Rustic Canyon, this will be a collaboration between Gil, Geoff and Jim Wagner, with plans to start construction in the fall of 2008.  This page is devoted to updates on the planning process. Once construction is started, video updates on the course's creation will be posted here, and you can also follow the progress at Querencia's page.

Saturday
May172008

Gil's Querencia Design Rendering

Click on the image to enlarge the rendering of the second course at Querencia.

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Rendering of Querencia's second course by Gil Hanse

 


 

Wednesday
Sep262007

Some Site Photos

Here are a few glimpses of the canvas we have to work with. The soil is pretty sandy, the plant material beautiful and the arroyos a very exciting element to work with. The course is going to be designed to be walkable, with no long walks between greens and tees and the site not having excessive elevation change.  

Here's a view from the west looking over much of the property, particuarly the portion where the vegetation is most dense.

QuerenciaViewEast.jpg 

The arroyo will be a key component of the design, with a few holes playing over and beside it.

QuerenciaWash.jpg 

The arroyo is quite interesting and full of color and texture (below).

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The views toward the north can be seen in this view (below):

QuerenciaViewNorth.jpg 

Below is the view of what may end up being a long par-3 over the arroyo to a greensite featuring a nice right to left slope funnelling balls toward the putting surface. The green would sit across the arroyo just to the right of the tall cactus.

Querencia8thhole.jpg 

Below is a view toward what will likely be the second hole green site, a longish par-4 playing over and next to the sandy arroyo, with beautiful ground features that we hope create an interesting option off the tee to gain distance by using the ground. 

Querencia2ndgreenview.jpg 

Little washes like this appear all over the property, which should make the clearing process interesting. As you might expect, we will be trying to preserve and incorporate as much of the native environment as possible.

QuerenciaLittleWash.jpg 

Below, the view from the proposed 17th tee, currently slated to be a long downhill par-3.

Querencia17view.jpg
 

Monday
Sep242007

Querencia Announces Second Course Plans

Querenciatitle.jpgYou can click here for an overview of the project and the official press release, or head here for a video of Gil Hanse and Jorge Carrera discussing the project.