Golf of Yamoussoukro
Work of the course of Golf of Yamoussoukro, under the will of Felix Houphouët-Boigny at summer drawn by the architect Dave Thomas, former Welsh great champion, began in September 1977. They were completed more than 24 months later. If the configuration of the Terrain made it possible to insert an exceptional layout, it was not in the same way on the other hand for its basement which proved particularly difficult to work. Sixteen kilometers of trenches were dug to install there an entirely automatic system of irrigation of most modern, to deposit there pipes of diameter varying from 150 mm to 40 mm and resistant to more than 10 kg to cm2. Nearly 550 sprinklers were buried, outputting more than 2.300.000 liters in less than 8 a.m., with a pressure of almost 6 kg. A pumping station of 2 engines of 75 cv each one was installed, drawing nearly 80 liters at the second in the lake of 6 ha located in the middle of the course.
The Construction of this course was carried out by more than 40 men operating Caterpillar D8 and D7, Poclain shovels, etc, sowing 35 ha of fairways with more than 7.000 kg of seed bermuda shorts, 15 ha of rough and planting 13.000 m2 of greens in hair your dwarf come especially from the the United States. More than 6.000 tons of sand were necessary for the construction of the greens and of the tees and the tons of manure were poured. After one period of intense activity, all is calm and rest, ready to accommodate the golfeurs of the whole world and the Club… Érigé up on the culminating point, and thus dominating the splendid natural panorama where the Ruban sinuous golf is held, le" Club" offer functional installations but also brings in this " village africain" , the complement essential to the contemporary life of the Leisure S.
- of Ivory Coast
- Peugeot Challenge
- school Rotary drill
- university Championship
- international Tournament of golf
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