Las Olas Golf & Beach Club – Panama Phase I
The time as come to continue our resort development and enhance the existing 14 km of beach, ocean front homes, 48 room beach resort, and the exisiting beach front condominium development.
In the near future, construction will begin on a championship signature par 72 golf course as the center piece of the development.
Additionally, Las Olas will feature several housing options ranging from single family to a variety of condominium products on various sized multi-family tracts. The inclusion of commercial and community service tracts will provide for a sustainable resort community.
The Las Olas Resort Project will be developed in phases as absorption is realized.
Plan Design Strategy: The Master Plan was designed over approximately a 2 year period. The plan is a joint collaborative effort of the Property Owners, Development Team, Planners, Golf Course Architect, Engineers, Architect, Environmental Scientists, and Surveyors. The overriding objective is to develop the site while maintaining the natural attributes and beauty of the area.
The property has been in the owner’s family for generations. Their insistence that the surroundings be respected and that sound stewardship of the property are held as the highest priority. The consultants visited the site on numerous field trips to inventory the various aspects of the site. This was accomplished by data collection, observation, interviewing local professionals, and mapping. These exercises provided the team with a working knowledge of the opportunities and constraints associated with this site including but not limited to the following;
• Location of environmentally sensitive lands
• Topographic features
• Geotechnical data
• Location and function of existing waterways
• Drainage ways and flow characteristics (Hydrology)
• Social/Cultural aspects
• Existing physical features- roads, power lines, fence lines
• Adjacent surrounding development
• Wetland areas
• Existing vegetation (Fauna and Flora)
• Upland farmed areas
Plan Elements Overview *subject to change
The following is a brief overview of the elements that comprise the development.
• GOLF COURSE – A signature course is planned as the focal point of the development. The course is a links style course. It’s primarily located on former agricultural used land. The course is also arranged to take advantage of the existing waterway and natural drainage patterns. The clubhouse areas are centrally located to encourage pedestrian activity to the facilities.
Yardages are as follows:
From the tips (black) 7209 yards, 6775 from the next tees (gold), 6390 from the next (white), 5875 from the reds, 5500 from the senior tees.
Hole 1, 425 yards
Hole 2, 562 yards
Hole 3, 417 yards
Hole 4, 170 yards
Hole 5, 390 yards
Hole 6, 429 yards
Hole 7, 180 yards
Hole 8, 405 yards
Hole 9, 595 yards
Hole 10, 395 yards
Hole 11, 157 yards
Hole 12, 443 yards
Hole 13, 380 yards
Hole 14, 428 yards
Hole 15, 618 yards
Hole 16, 432 yards
Hole 17, 218 yards
Hole 18, 565 yards
• LAKES – The lakes are situated in lower areas and are interconnected by waterways or culverts. The lakes are both visually appealing and provide an engineering function in regard to storm water treatment and management. The placement and size of the lakes are designed to accommodate site hydrology and provide irrigation options for the golf course and park areas.
• WATERWAYS – Much of the existing waterways are planned to be maintained or enhanced. This is an effort to maintain hydrologic conditions within the preservation areas, assist in storm water management, and equalize lake levels.
• ROADS – The roads are planned as private roads with a cross section width of 12.8 meters and 15 meters. The roads are situated on ridge lines or elevated areas where possible. The road system essentially frames the golf course and provides the opportunity to achieve a generous area to accommodate a championship golf course. The road system also avoids environmentally sensitive areas and is situated to provide the opportunity to locate the majority of homesites on an amenity.
• PARKS – The park areas are dispersed throughout the development and are all connected by a sidewalk system. The parks will accommodate a combination of passive areas, activity areas, pocket parks and linear park areas.
• WETLAND AREAS – The areas identified by the environmental scientists as sensitive have been given priority in the plan formulation as areas to be preserved. The layout of the plan facilitates maintaining the historic hydrology of these areas to ensure conservation.
• HOMESITES – The plan objective is to locate the majority of homesites with a view of or preferably adjacent to a project amenity, i.e., golf course, lake, park, or wetland area. The lot size was determined by research of many similar international projects and was determined at 0.1ha. This lot size will accommodate a full range of home designs while maintaining generous setbacks and adequate space to allow for private pools, gardens, spas, or other private recreational amenities. The lot size is also adequate to accommodate septic and drain field systems.
• MULTI-FAMILY TRACTS – There are three distinct multi-family components within the plan, which will provide housing diversity. These tracts are separated to encourage contrasting style and product type. Each tract is of adequate size to provide their own amenity package and offer a unique community identity.
• COMMERCIAL – the commercial component within the plan will service the needs of the community by offering community shopping areas sized properly to provide a mixture of general commercial services and convenience retail uses. The commercial areas will offer a variety of services and products to sustain this community.
• COMMUNITY SERVICE AREAS – These planned areas will accommodate the essential operational facilities for the community. These areas are strategic located in order to centralize the treatment, storage and maintenance of these services.
• WATER SERVICE – Potable water will be provided to all elements within the development by a distribution system in the road right-of-ways. The distribution system will be supplied by a community water treatment plant. The treatment facilities will be accommodated within the community service areas. The raw water wells will be developed within the development boundaries. The distribution system will also provide fire hydrants.
• WASTE WATER- The individual homesites will utilize on site disposal systems (septic and drain field). The multi-family condominiums and commercial areas will utilize a centralize package sewage treatment plant and disposal system located within a community service area. Each tract will provide a lift station and force main to the treatment plant. (See Typical Section G-1)
• ELECTRIC, PHONE & FIBER OPTIC SERVICES – These services will be provided to the homesites and development tracts utilizing underground conduits and strategically located transformers and equipment.