Golf Architecture

Gamble Sands’ QuickSands Hole 3

Gamble Sands’ QuickSands course officially Opens on…

By: 2021. 05. 06.

Gamble Sands’ David McLay Kidd-designed QuickSands Course a 14-hole short course is open for resort and daily-fee play since May 1st. The development of the golf course started in late winter 2019-20. QuickSands is laid out to the…

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What are the achievements of the PGA National Czech Republic in sustainability?

By: 2021. 04. 29.

It has been almost a year since I was able to participate in the official launch of the PGA National Czech Republic. I had already heard then about the participation of the PGA National Czech Republic in the OnCourse…

Landmand Golf Club hole 16 with 17 and 18 in distance

How Landmand Golf Club sold all of its membership before the opening?

By: 2021. 04. 22.

I thought to share with you a very promising golf club business news, just right before the weekend. Landmand Golf Club has sold out its membership offering 6 months before its planned opening! The Landmand Golf Club will…

New Course at Les Bordes Golf Club at the edge of a bunker

Has Les Bordes Golf Club done everything for sustainability?

By: 2021. 03. 29.

The new Gil Hanse-designed New Course at Les Bordes Golf Club (France) is likely to open on July 1. Before I introduce you to the new golf course, let’s talk about what are the business risks in NOT…

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Prince’s Golf Club’s Himalayas and Shore nines are almost ready

By: 2021. 03. 25.

The renowned golf course architects, Mackenzie & Ebert scooped the further improvements to key holes on Prince's Golf Club's Himalayas and Shore nines, the works started in November 2020. It will be completed when the club reopens on March 29th,…

Sir Nick Faldo Thanh Lanh Golf Club Hanoi resized

Sir Nick Faldo’s latest golf course design: Thanh Lanh Golf Club

By: 2021. 03. 24.

It’s a little bit early to talk about Sir Nick Faldo’s latest new golf course design in Thanh Lanh Golf Club near Hanoi, Vietnam. The new golf course will be ready for use in the summer. The unique…

Loch Lomond Golf Club bunker under construction

How did Loch Lomond Golf Club solve its bunker problems?

By: 2021. 03. 12.

Jim Moore wrote an interesting article (Bunkers: Can your golf course afford them?) about the challenges of maintaining bunkers in golf courses. He listed how golf clubs are trying to avoid overspending the budget (e.g. buying cheaper fertilizer,…

Heritage Links Woodfield Country Club in Boca Raton Florida resized

Which 3 golf courses has Heritage Links renovated in Florida?

By: 2021. 03. 10.

We must be prepared to reopen anytime. I have to admit I could not find any updated information on COVID-19 regulations in relation to golf courses in Florida. What is sure that in December 2020, the U.S. total…

Kenwood Country Club golf course renovation

What would you renovate most at the Kenwood Country Club?

By: 2021. 03. 02.

Around 2018, the 36-hole Kenwood Country Club (since 1930; Cincinnati, Ohio) decided to renovate the golden-age layout of Kendale Course. Fry/Straka Global Golf Course Design won the assignment. The renovation started in August 2019. Originally they planned to…

Jack Nicklaus Design Confirmed For Qiddiya

Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course in Qiddiya is a dream?

By: 2021. 02. 05.

Two years ago, I wrote Saudi Arabia is diversifying its economy by moving away from oil. To achieve this, the Saudi government launched the Quality of Life Program. They are planning to invest 130 billion riyals (1 riyal =…

Sterling Grove #10 - Photo Credit Patrick Koenig

Sterling Grove Golf & Country Club will be an exclusive private club

By: 2021. 02. 01.

The Nicklaus Design and Heritage Links began the development of an 18-hole course at Sterling Grove Golf & Country Club on 7 February 2019. This is the second Nicklaus Design golf course with Toll Brothers (a Troon brand).…

Golf Saudi's Abdullah Kamakhi

Abdullah Kamakhi became Saudi Arabia’s 1st golf architect

By: 2021. 01. 27.

These days we are witnessing the latest achievement of Saudi Arabia to become a real golf country. First, let me summarize some of the achievements of the Kingdom: Host a Eurpean Tour event in 2019 at the Royal Greens…

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The Festival of Turf is coming in the COVID-secure setting

By: 2020. 12. 22.

How quickly we will get used to online events instead of meeting face-to-face in offline environment? When we will master schmoozing and building relationships as we do during offline events over a drink or coffee? These thoughts are…

Dr Frank Rossi BIGGA Continue to Learn Educational Program online

BIGGA’s Continue to Learn education program goes online in 2021

By: 2020. 12. 16.

The British & International Golf Greenkeepers Association (BIGGA) has unveiled its program of education for January 2021, with members offered access to BIGGA’s world-renowned Continue to Learn via an entirely-online platform for the first time ever. BIGGA should…

Troon Country Club final version

The results of Troon Country Club’s $4.6 million golf course renovation

By: 2020. 12. 03.

We don't hear too much about Tom Weiskopf's golf course design works. He has got only cca. 26 golf course design works in the US. Troon Country Club (Scottsdale, Arizona) is one of his first venture into golf…

Ban Rakat Club Ballyshear Golf Links

Ballyshear Golf Links is Gil Hanse’s first-ever design in Asia

By: 2020. 11. 24.

I am very happy to hear news about golf course development despite the COVID-19. Architect Gil Hanse will open the full 18 at Ballyshear Golf Links, a remarkable hole-by-hole homage to The Lido Club, in August 2021.  Hanse harnessed…

Vattanac Golf Resort West golf course the terrace of hte elephants

What makes the Vattanac Golf Resort in Cambodia attractive?

By: 2020. 11. 20.

We do not necessarily think of Cambodia as a typical golf destination. However, it is one of the rising golf destinations in Asia, right after Vietnam. Cambodia has been named as the 2020 Undiscovered Golf Destination of the Year in…

6 bed lodge - Dundonald Links

Is £25m enough to revamp Dundonald Links into a luxury golf resort?

By: 2020. 10. 19.

If we think about it more, we can easily realize how challenging it is to meet the needs of luxury golf tourists / travelers. Before I would detail the ambitious £25m investment of Dundonald Links to revamp their…

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This is how Chart Hills will look like next spring

By: 2020. 09. 29.

I have already shared with you the news about the renovation work at Chart Hills. The club is hoping that all of the work will be completed before the start of the 2021 golf season or sooner if…

Sir Nick Faldo Laguna Golf Lang Co 19th hole during the planning

What could make the Laguna Golf Lang Co more memorable?

By: 2020. 09. 15.

In my previous post last December I wrote about the importance of developing memorable moments for our golf club/resort's guests and members. Then I said: We must avoid flat/”mostly forgettable” experiences and create moments that matter to our customers. „Defining…