Apes Hill News
Club update from Ben Hatch our Golf Club Manager:
We are four months into high season and I am pleased to report a noteworthy increase in activity at Apes Hill Club both in rounds of golf played along with an increase in food & beverage consumption.
‘Ard Na Mara’ enjoys a particularly private elevated position within the exclusive Moonshine Ridge community at the prestigious Apes Hill Club. ‘Ard Na Mara’ is a professionally designed fully furnished four bedroom, 5 bathroom luxury villa sitting on close to an acre of tropically landscaped grounds. The property has been positioned to take advantage of the cooling breezes at Apes Hill Club and the panoramic views of the West Coast of Barbados and the Caribbean Sea whilst also offers views to the magnificent Apes Hill Club Golf Course.
Bladerunner Farms, the world's largest privately owned zoysiagrass research and development facility, is proud to announce that Apes Hill Club Nursery, a licensed producer of JaMur Zoysia on the Caribbean Island of Barbados, now has this environmentally friendly turfgrass available for harvest.
By Michael Phillips: The Barbados Advocate
Barbados have gotten off to great start in their campaign as they seek revenge in the 2013 Indian Polo Tour. Coming out swinging in the opening game against the visitors on Saturday at the Apes Hill ground, the local team enjoyed a 5-2 win led by an impressive beaver-trick from Jamie Dickson.
Even though it’s the furthest island to the southeast in the Caribbean, which means a lengthy haul from Toronto, Barbados has long been one of the most popular tourist destinations for winter-weary Canadians. With a climate that almost guarantees sun-filled days, 27-32 degree temperatures, beautiful sand beaches on three coastlines, and outstanding restaurants, there’s little if anything not to like about this island.
No matter how many layers of warm gear you put on, playing a round of golf on a chilly day is usually an exercise in discomfort. But golf fanatics are in luck—there are several destinations with optimum year-round weather conditions that are also home to some of the finest courses in the world. In fact, our Startle.com editors selected five winter golf retreats that rank atop the leaderboard in luxury amenities and course experience.
The most environmentally friendly luxury home in Barbados is now complete at Apes Hill Club. The impressive 5965 sq ft villa has many eco friendly features including recycled building materials, a complete kitchen garden, a rubber roof, solar electricity and a wine cave.
Several Polo Villas have now been reduced to $750,000 USD fully furnished and move in ready. These spacious semi-detached villas feature three en-suite bedrooms, large open plan living and dining area and several patios. They are nestled amongst tropical gardens, a beautiful lake and central swimming pool with views of the Polo Field and Golf Course.
The Telegraph: With seven scenic courses offering challendes for golferrs of all abilities, Barbados is becoming known as a bona fide golf destination.
Moonshine Ridge has just broken ground on another lot, we welcome our new soon to be residents.
Once you have made Apes Hill Club your home in Barbados we can assist you with the ongoing management and maintenance of your Villa. The Apes Hill Club Property Management program provides the peace of mind that whilst you are away from your home it will be looked after.
Ed Paskins our Golf Course Superintendant shares an update current condition of the golf course and green speeds.
Golf Monthly travel writer Rob Smith discusses Barbados - one of his favourite destinations for playing a round.
Football Legends shine in Barbados Sports presenter Matt Lorenzo played host and reporter at the inaugural British Airways Football Legends Invitational Tournament, featuring a host of star names.
During the last 18 months Apes Hill Club has been offering owners a professional Project Management Service to assist with the design and construction of their Villa. Various House Plans are available with build costs from $1,100,000 USD. This service has been a huge welcome for many owners who wish to build homes but cannot be in Barbados to manage the construction of their home.
Due to the high demand of lots located on the fairway with views of the sea, we have decided to release a handful of lots inGarden Wall Estate. These lots range from 16,120 to 48,930 sq ft and are located in between the 10th and 18th golf holes with breathtaking uninterrupted views of the coast and Caribbean Sea.
On July 2nd Apes Hill Club sponsored the Charity Polo Cup held at Watership Down, the estate of Lord and Lady Lloyd Webber. The match was hosted to raise funds for the “Tusk Trust” supported by HRH Prince William as well as “Sentebale”, the trust of HRH Prince Harry of Wales. Apes Hill Club is in full support of these charities and their goal of assisting those in need throughout Africa. For more information on how you can also help please visit www.tusk.org and www.sentebale.org
Article published in the Port Arthur News - Texas. May 2011
St. James, Barbados — ST. JAMES, Barbados — All I knew about Barbados prior to a spring visit there to check out a new Landmark Land Company venture called Apes Hill Club was that it must be a pretty special place, given that Tiger Woods, with the clear option of going anywhere in the world, chose to come to this paradise in the Caribbean for his wedding.
Earlier this year Apes Hill Cub hosted European Media Group “Euro Sport” who were in Barbados creating a documentary on Barbados as a Sporting Destination. During there stay they crated a short film on Apes Hill Club. To view this youtube video please click here: APES HILL BY EUROSPORT
On March 23rd Apes Hill Club were proud to host British Boyband "Blake" to perform for Apes Hill owners and guests. The event was held under the stars at the beautiful Moonshine Ridge show home. Ollie Baines, Jules Knight, Stephen Bowman and Humphrey Berney mesmerized the guests with their mix of classical and pop song with rich harmony vocals.
On Sunday 20th March Apes Hill Club donated the course to raise funds for the Duke of Edingburg Award scheme. The event was a huge success in ad of this charitable cause and well attended by members and guests of Apes Hill Club.
ST. JAMES, BARBADOS – Apes Hill Club has achieved designation as a "Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary" through the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses, an Audubon International program. Edward Paskins, Course Superintendent, has led the effort to obtain sanctuary status on this course and is being recognized for Environmental Stewardship by Audubon International.
We extend best wishes to you and your family and take this opportunity to wish you a very Happy New Year. We have had a busy year and would like to take this opportunity to share the following updates with you.
Prince Harry and Prince Seeiso of Lesotho will launch the Sentebale Polo Cup at Apes Hill Polo Club in Barbados on Sunday 31st January 2010.
Apes Hill Club is pleased to introduce to you its Project Management Program. The program is designed to provide a ‘one-stop’ solution for owners at Apes Hill Club by guiding them through the process of designing, tendering, constructing and fitting-out their Villa.