Golf Architecture

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…

Chart Hills 2nd-IrrigationLaying-June

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…

golf course agronomy spending optimization

Golf course agronomy spending optimization…beyond imagination

By: Simon Doyle - Director of Agronomy, Troon 2020. 09. 14.

Everyone’s needs and abilities are different so the first question really is; how good do you have to be in order to be successful in your market and/or to meet the demands of your ownership, members, and guests?…

Moorfleet Golf Club a Parkland Course

How will revive the German Moorfleet Golf Club?

By: Rainer Preissmann - Former president of EIGCA 2020. 09. 07.

What to do if a golf course was getting a bit long in the tooth and the new owner wants to realize its own ideas of a lucrative and sustainable golf operation? Those who entered the Moorfleet Golf Club for the first time last year…

Oaks Prague managed by Troon Prive FAM trip 2020 August

Will Oaks Prague be a true luxury residential community?

By: 2020. 08. 22.

Early this week I had been on a FAM trip to Oaks Prague (Czech Republic). Before I would share my impressions and thoughts about the golf resort it is interesting to understand the needs and expectations of affluent…

Chart Hills Golf Club-Aerial-Work-02

How Chart Hills is preparing for the 2021 golf season?

By: 2020. 06. 24.

One of the last golf business news of 2019 was the acquisition of Chart Hills Golf Club by the Ramac Holdings Ltd. The new owner's probably the first major project is the extensive redevelopment and improvement of the entire 250-acre…

Buzzard on a Bench at St Enodoc Golf Club

How did sustainability cause win at St Enodoc Golf Club?

By: 2020. 06. 22.

The St Enodoc Golf Club in north Cornwall, England has just embarked on a 5-year ecological management plan to return both its championship Church Course and Holywell Course back to a biodiverse landscape. Their intention was to find the…

Shore-05th-New-Hole-Prince's Golf Club

How could the Prince’s Golf Club impress you?

By: 2020. 06. 15.

I thought to ask it because the Prince's Golf Club has just completed their 3-year renovation project with the opening of Smugglers’ Landing, a completely new par-3. The renowned golf course architects, Mackenzie & Ebert scooped this project 3…

getting out from coronavirus

How do golf clubs respond commercially to coronavirus? – Part 4.

By: 2020. 04. 15.

In the first three parts of my article series, you got insights on how leading golf clubs' leaders are managing and leading their golf club during the coronavirus crisis. This time, I will bring you further insights from…

LedgeRock Golf Club Rees Jones plan 17th hole

When will LedgeRock Golf Club reopen its 17th hole?

By: 2020. 03. 31.

I already told you last year that during 2019, Rees Jones and his team will concentrate on two holes at LedgeRock Golf Club — the downhill, par-3 10th (see photo below), and the uphill, par-4 17th — with plans to adjust other holes…

Hambantoto, Sri Lanka edible golf courses

Is it time to think about edible golf courses?

By: Paul Jansen - Jansen Golf Design 2020. 01. 14.

Golf courses - big and small - cover a substantial amount of land. In fact, most of our modern 18 hole golf courses are routed over as much as 75ha / 185acres of land and often much more.…

OnCourse Online Program by the GEO Foundation

What are the new benefits of the OnCourse program?

By: 2019. 12. 12.

The GEO Foundation has just announced the latest updates and changes in its OnCourse program. These are the new features of the OnCourse program: Annual Sustainability Scorecard - tracks the 32 Sustainability Metrics for Golf, giving clubs easy access…

Ålands Golfklubb Hole 10 in the morning

The birth of a European Elite golf course?

By: Joakim Isaksson, Consultant & project manager, Slottsbanan 2.0 2019. 12. 09.

Ålands Golfklubb´s Castle Course has gone through a major rebuild during 2018 and -19. We are now at the final stretch of the project. Adam Lawrence from Golf Course Architecture visited us and stated that he may have…

Okol Lake Park an overview

Does Okol Lake Park golf resort will be created in Bulgaria?

By: 2019. 12. 05.

I think we can all agree that Eastern European countries are not really considered as typical golf destinations like Spain and Portugal. Some of these countries made a great effort to get on the map of the global…

BGL-Abbey Hill Golf Centre-photo by Andy Hiseman-2

Abbey Hill Golf Centre remains committed to sustainability

By: 2019. 12. 02.

Abbey Hill Golf Centre, a Burhill Golf and Leisure (BGL) venue in Milton Keynes has successfully achieved GEO Certified status for another 3 years. Tony Hanson, a GEO accredited Independent Verifier, commented in the report: The management at…

Entrada at Snow Canyon Country Club by Brian Oar

Will you recognize Entrada at Snow Canyon Country Club in 2021?

By: 2019. 11. 18.

Don't worry the Entrada at Snow Canyon Country Club (founded in 1996) will not be plowed up. The golf course of the country club will undergo a $7 million dollar renovation project led by golf course designer David…

Arabian Ranches Golf Club Re-Opens

The Arabian Ranches Golf Club is over its largest enhancements

By: 2019. 11. 14.

The Arabian Ranches Golf Club (managed by Troon) has just completed its largest enhancement since the opening in 2004. The renovation was undertaken by Desert Landscape, a division of Desert Group, who completed the project two weeks ahead…