Cayman golfers get a mulligan

There’s good news for Cayman
golfers: The North Sound Club golf course will remain open, at least for a
while longer.

Cayman’s only 18-hole championship
golf course was scheduled to close on 16 November to accommodate the conversion
of the nine-hole Blue Tip at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman golf course into an
18-hole course.

However, Dragon Bay Developer Mike
Ryan confirmed Tuesday that those plans will be delayed, although not
necessarily for an entire year.

“We’ve decided to keep the North
Sound Club open, but we may, at some point in the year, move into transition
mode,” he said.  That transition would involve
playing on a modified course that would consist of nine holes at the North
Sound Club and nine holes at the Blue Tip. During this time, the other nine
holes at the North Sound Club would be transformed into nine more holes for the
Blue Tip course.

Mr. Ryan said members would be able
to renew their memberships and that the North Sound Club would be communicating
the specifics to members in the near future.

Before the North Sound Club goes
into transition mode, the golf course would remain open to visitors as well as
members. However, once golfers move to the modified format, only members would
be able to golf.

Since only guests of the
Ritz-Carlton or residents/owners of Residences of the Ritz-Carlton and Dragon
Bay can use the Blue Tip course, North Sound Club members should enjoy the
modified format.

“It’s great for them,” Mr. Ryan
said. “They get a chance to golf on
the Blue Tip.”

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