Lehman Designs a New Course for Omni Tucson

10th Feb 2005

Under the direction of 2006 Ryder
Cup Captain Tom Lehman, the Omni Tucson National Golf Resort & Spa, home
to the PGA TOUR’s Chrysler Classic of Tucson, has begun construction on a
new desert style course to complement the resort’s traditional parkland
championship course. In addition, two holes on the championship course
will be redesigned to lengthen and tighten the holes in time for the 2006
tournament, pending approval of the PGA TOUR. “With Tom Lehman’s signature, the new desert course will become a much-in-
demand destination for golfers,” said David Morgan, general manager of the
resort. “And, it will complement and enhance our reputation as among the
finest golf and spa resorts in America.”

Lehman and his team will create the new desert course by adding nine holes
to the existing nine-hole Green course. In designing the course, Lehman’s
objectives were to utilize and protect the natural washes and native
vegetation, to create a seamless appearance between the two parcels and to
fashion a layout that will require golfers to hit a variety of shots.

“I’m looking forward to doing my part in creating a golf course that the
members and guests will enjoy, find interesting, feel challenged by and
look forward to playing again and again,” said Lehman.

Ranked in 2004 as one of America’s top golf resorts by both Golf Digest
and Conde Nast Traveler, the 650-acre Omni Tucson National is a four-star,
four-diamond award-winning resort in the Santa Catalina Mountains. In
addition to championship golf, the resort offers a 13,000 square-foot
world- class spa, two sparkling pools, lighted tennis courts, two fine
restaurants, 15,000 square feet of meeting space and 167
elegantly-designed rooms.

Lehman will lead the American team into the 2006 Ryder Cup matches against
the European team. The Lehman Design Group is based in Scottsdale and
currently has golf courses in the planning or construction stage in
Arizona, California and Canada.



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