New Palmer golf course for Cayman

Arnold “The King” Palmer is coming to the Cayman Islands and looks set to bring a new golf course with him. 

The new Ironwood development has announced plans to launch the first Arnold Palmer 18-hole championship golf course in the Caribbean.  

Palmer, 84, an American professional golfer, is generally regarded as one of the greatest players in the history of the sport. He has won numerous events on both the PGA Tour and Champions Tour, dating back to 1955, and served as inspiration to stars like Tiger Woods.  

Palmer will preside over the official launch of his first Caribbean golf course at the East End site on Thursday, Feb. 27.  

To help build the course in an eco-friendly manner, the developers say they are seeking to remove more than 1 million tires from the George Town landfill to use as fill and to provide drainage for the golf course.  

Ironwood is a 600-acre development with $360 million invested in a commercial, tourism and residential community in East End. According to the developers, it will feature a Town Centre with boutique shops, conveniences including a grocery store, entertainment facilities, a sports training complex, and a vacation resort. 


Arnold Palmer continues to tee off at age 84. – PHOTOS: AP

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