Golf in Romania is not new. In fact, there is a course outside of Bucharest dating back to 1937. But golf in the northwest region of Transylvania, in particular in the university city of Cluj is new, very new. So new in fact, the projects owner has declared his building of the Sun Garden Golf Club an act of courage. Almost a build it and they will come strategy.

Construction has begun on a “sporty, countryside” 9 hole layout that will serve as an added amenity for visitors to the Sun Garden Hotel and Spa and for players in the region to enjoy. Golf Course Architect, Robert McNeil, ASGCA, is working with hotelier and entrepreneur, Nicholae Capusan to develop the course.

It is projected that the construction of the course will take about two years to complete with the portions of the course to opened along the way as part of a teaching and learning center.

Robert McNeil and Nicolae Capusan in the 5th fairway at Sun Garden Golf Club
Robert McNeil and Nicolae Capusan in the 5th fairway at Sun Garden Golf Club

About the Northeast Golf Company: 
The mission of The Northeast Golf Company is to provide clients with the best golf course design service tailored to meet their individual needs. To be the best requires focus on the business objectives of each client by providing a creative and strategic plan that responds to the inherent nature of the land, the players served and the project budget.

Robert McNeil provides creative direction while bringing together the necessary expertise and overseeing every aspect of a golf course project to ensure that the vision becomes reality.

The McNeil Design Collaborative design/build team approach combines years of experience in successful design, construction and project management. Through MDC Global we strive to embrace the many cultures of the world and build this uniqueness into our designs.

"We take pride in developing relationships that are productive, long lasting and most of all fun, much like the courses we design." --Robert McNeil

Contact: Robert McNeil, ASGCA Associate, Principal Golf Course Architect,
The Northeast Golf Company
(401)-667-4994 in Saunderstown, RI
(732)-915-8385 cell phone
Email: or