Golf Architecture

Chart Hills Golf Club renovated golf course

How will Chart Hills encourage us to stay longer?

By: 2024. 06. 19.

Two years ago, I mentioned that Chart Hills Golf Club would build a new 6-hole ‘The Loop’ par-3 golf course designed by Sir Nick Faldo. Does that ring a bell? Chart Hills has just completed the construction of…

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What breakthrough has Pure Seed achieved in paspalum turfgrass development?

By: 2024. 06. 14.

Seashore paspalum is a native, low-growing, warm-season perennial grass that reaches approximately 20 inches in height. It is best known for its salt tolerance. Seashore paspalum is widely recognized for its sustainable qualities and is consistently favored for…

Cotton Bay Golf Club new golf course master plan RTJ2

What golf course should RTJ2 design to make Cotton Bay Club more attractive?

By: 2024. 06. 04.

Robert Trent Jones II Golf Course Architects (RTJ II) has been awarded the commission to design a new golf course for Cotton Bay Club on the island of Eleuthera in The Bahamas. The original Cotton Bay Golf Club…

The Inspiration Club Hole 17th - Longest green in London

Be the 1st to experience the allure of the Inspiration Club on Friday!

By: 2024. 05. 29.

In April, I shared the exciting news that the Menai-Davis family, proprietors of the Bridgetown Golf Group, will unveil their third golf course, The Inspiration Club, on June 1st. The new course is located just south of A40 Western…

International Turfgrass Research Initiative

How will the International Turfgrass Research Initiative advance sustainable turf management?

By: 2024. 05. 23.

I consider all endeavors and measures to foster sustainability and environmental friendliness in golf positive. The International Turfgrass Research Initiative is no exception. The Scandinavian Turfgrass and Environment Research Foundation (STERF), The R&A, and the United States Golf…

The Inspiration Club Hole 11

How bold was The Inspiration Club’s £700K+ investment?

By: 2024. 04. 19.

The Menai-Davis family, who own the Bridgetown Golf Group, will open their third golf course, The Inspiration Club, on June 1st. The new course is located just south of the A40 Western Avenue. The weekend green fee is…

The Old Dane Golf Links Nebraska

How will the new owners revitalize the Old Dane golf course?

By: 2024. 04. 09.

The Andersen family in Nebraska, known for their Landmand Golf Club (King-Collins design), are taking on a new challenge with a new golf course development. The family acquired the Old Dane golf course in 2007 and rebuilt it in…

Sand scrapes at St Andrews Links Trust

How did St Andrews Links Trust win the Best Sustainability Project title?

By: 2024. 03. 25.

St Andrews Links Trust won the prestigious Best Sustainability Project at the Scottish Golf Tourism Awards in association with Luxe Scot in recognition of its outstanding work in driving sustainability and climate action.  Sustainable golf featured prominently at…

Golf Pirkkala and Tim Lobb

How has Tim Lobb created an inclusive 9-hole golf course for Golf Pirkkala?

By: 2024. 02. 22.

In order to gain a deeper comprehension of Tim Lobb's latest endeavor for Golf Pirkkala, it is essential to elucidate the concept of "inclusive golf course design." An authentic inclusive golf program is one where individuals of all…

Lancaster Country Club 2nd Hole tee

Why will the 2024 US Women’s Open be held at Lancaster Country Club?

By: 2024. 01. 30.

Lancaster Country Club (Founded in 1900) held its first Major championship from July 9-12, 2015. The tournament, which carried a then women’s golf record purse of $4.5 million, attracted 135,000 spectators, a Championship record. The then twenty-year-old In…

Cabot Ben Cowan Dewar

How does Cabot strive to develop its golf clubs & innovate the golf club industry?

By: 2023. 12. 20.

I have been keeping an eye on the progress of The Cabot Collection for a while now. I'm interested in how they select their locations, golf course designers, and other aspects of their business. As part of my…

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How big of a competition can the new Kelly Ranch Golf Club expect in Fort Worth?

By: 2023. 12. 18.

I was intrigued by the Kelly Ranch Golf Club development project's $100 million price tag. The project's scale and scope have piqued my interest, and I would like to learn more about it. Fortunately, I was able to…

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How will $100 million be used to build the Kelly Ranch Golf Club?

By: 2023. 12. 06.

The Kelly Ranch Golf Club is all set to become Texas' 908th golf course, opening its doors in 2025. The $100 million Kelly Ranch Golf Club - by Escalante Golf - is located on 240 acres of rugged rolling…

The Vaquero Club

How did Andrew Green transform the Vaquero Club’s golf course to make it exciting?

By: 2023. 11. 16.

The Vaquero Club is an exclusive private club located in the affluent Westlake community on former ranch land west of the DFW airport. Established in 2001, Vaquero Club occupies 525 acres of what was once the Hunt brothers’…

Pangaea Golf Architecture founders

What is the birth story of Pangaea Golf Architecture?

By: 2023. 11. 13.

The Pangaea Golf Architecture is a strategic partnership between Jeffrey Danner and Stuart Rennie, who met while studying on the European Institute of Golf Course Architects' (EIGCA) diploma course in 2007, and have been close friends ever since.…

Aphrodite Hills Capillary Bunkers in progress

What is the reason why Aphrodite Hills is testing the Capillary Bunkers system?

By: 2023. 10. 18.

It has come to my attention that Aphrodite Hills is currently undergoing a trial of the Capillary Bunkers system. This trial has been initiated with the objective of identifying an alternative solution to reduce the expenses incurred in…

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What aspects did Tom Doak focus on while designing the North Course at Te Arai Links?

By: 2023. 09. 29.

Te Arai Links' Managing Director, Jim Rohrstaff, proudly announced in a February interview for Golf Business Monitor that Tom Doak had been commissioned to design the North Course. Tom Doak's new masterpiece will open for play on October…

Bull's Bridge Golf Club Hole 16 under construction

What do you think Bull’s Bridge Golf Club absolutely needs to improve?

By: 2023. 09. 08.

To enhance the quality of its services, the Bull's Bridge Golf Club has taken the first step towards its very first renovation project since its establishment in 2004. McDonald and Sons is the construction contractor. The Bull’s Bridge…

European Golf Design Climate Leader sustainability

European Golf Design became the 1st Sustainable Golf Climate Leader. Why it matters?

By: 2023. 08. 29.

It is perhaps not an exaggeration to say that anyone who takes themselves seriously will not develop a golf club, golf resort, or golf course without sustainability as a top priority in 2023 and the coming years. For…

La Zalageta CEO Jacobo Cestino & Tom Doak

What kind of golf course should Tom Doak design for La Zagaleta to impress golfers?

By: 2023. 08. 24.

Luxury in 2023 is more about aspiration, connection to life events, a moment in time, or lifestyle. Aspirations are diversifying, and golf clubs/resorts must attract new customers while catering to the existing customer base. Bain says the global…