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IRIE FIELDS – WORLD’S FIRST EDIBLE GOLF COURSE OPENS ON ST.KITTS

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IRIE FIELDS, KITTITIAN HILL
“The World’s first edible golf course”

 

Rastafarian for; “the way you feel when you have no worries, sometimes induced by smoking Ganja”

 

Kittitian Hill is pleased to announce the opening of all eighteen holes of golf at Irie Fields, a championship, par 71 course. Set 500 ft. above the Caribbean sea on the foothills of Mt. Liamuiga, Irie Fields boasts spectacular views of the neighbouring islands: St. Barts, St. Eustatius, Saba, and St. Martin.
Designed by Welsh pro, Ian Woosnam and European Golf Design, Irie Fields embraces it’s natural surroundings and represents the future evolution of golf through a dedication to sustainability in keeping with the philosophy of Kittitian Hill. The opening of all 18 holes at Irie Fields is certainly set to transform and elevate the game of golf in the Caribbean with its unique story and experience.
Irie Fields, Kittitian Hill is the first golf

Sheep Grazing -Irie Fields

course to achieve the prestigious,
LEGACY Certification from Golf
Environment International (GEO) making it one of the most sustainable
golf courses in the world. The fruit
orchards and vegetable farms
including Mangos, Avocados,
Bananas, Guavas, Pineapples and Passion fruit to name a few, are being planted. So shortly fruit sampling will
become a part of the golfing experience and local caddies will not
only share tips with golfers, but also identify fruits ready for eating, making it truly “the World’s first
edible golf course”.
To receive the prestigious GEO Legacy certification, founder Val Kempadoo placed sustainability at the very heart of Irie Fields – from selecting a suitable site and planting the right grass, to sourcing more than 97 percent of the construction materials locally. Irie Fields maximizes the land’s farming opportunities by transforming a normally 200-acre sterile, mono-culture, into a productive ecosystem by holistically integrating farms into the golf course.
In keeping with the commitment of being 100% organic, no chemicals, synthetic pesticides or fertilizers were used in the construction and maintenance of Irie Fields. Irie Fields’ design and purpose is greater than being “green” – the forward-thinking golf course is aligned with Kittitian Hill’s commitment to cultural, economic, social and ecological well-being of its local community and has planted the roots for the future of golf.

Golf is big business around the world including Europe and North America . Canada for example nation is home to nearly 6 million golfers, who play about 70 million rounds of golf a year. Moreover, the Canadian golf industry is estimated to account for more than $15 billion of Canada’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP.)

Canadian golfers are also travellers. They take more than a million golf-related trips a year, spending more than $4.6 billion on golf-related activities outside of the country.

The St.Kitts-Nevis Ministry of Tourism and Minister  Hon. Lindsay Grant  in anticipation of attracting more of these travellers entered into an official marketing partnership with NGCOA Canada.

This will result in an increased number of “Lifestyles” stayover visitors to the islands including golf enthusiasts. The opening of IRIE FIELDS will give these visitors and golf enthusiasts a unique experience.

“St. Kitts as a destination offers an amazing golf experience: designer courses surrounded by beautiful warm Caribbean sightlines and world class resorts,” The IRIE FIELDS Golf Course will add to the Islands already unique and impressive golf course offerings and ensure our goal of being the world’s top “LIFESTYLES” and Golf Destination. 
Kittitian Hill looks forward to hosting local and international golfers alike at our award-winning course, as well as professional tournaments in the future.
“Come and play away your worries”
For more information contact reservations@kittitianhill.com , call (869-465-7388) or visit: www.bellemontfarm.com or www.kittitianhill.com .

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