Golf Architecture

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What are the new elements in GEO’s Sustainable Golf Development Standard 2.0?

By: 2021. 09. 22.

The first version/edition of GEO's Sustainable Golf Development Standard was created in 2016. The main focus was three areas: PreparationDesignConstruction Even then, I really missed the fourth element/phase, the "follow-up." To remain relevant and stay in business golf…

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How will Lobb + Partners renovate Isle of Purbeck Golf Club?

By: 2021. 08. 03.

I think I found another golf course designed by Harry Colt. Some doubt that the Isle of Purbeck Golf Club has got a Harry Colt-designed golf course. Another source says the first nine holes were laid out by…

Stockholms Golfklubb golf course fairway view

Stockholms Golfklubb to restore the Colt and Morrison’s design

By: 2021. 07. 30.

Before we start preparing for the weekend or the summer holiday, here is great news from the Swedish Stockholms Golfklubb. Stockholms Golfklubb was founded in 1904. Thus became Scandinavia's 3rd oldest golf club. It is also Sweden's second oldest…

Les Bordes Golf Club New Course open

The Les Bordes Golf Club’s New Course is ready to impress you!

By: 2021. 07. 15.

I’m so glad we got to this big day when Les Bordes Golf Club's New Course (Gil Hanse design) is ready for playing. This is Gil Hanse's first golf course design project in continental Europe at the start…

Yas Acres golf course in the future

How long should we wait for the Yas Acres golf course?

By: 2021. 07. 06.

To understand my impatience, we have to go back in time to 2016. The golf design company Fry/Straka has completed plans for a new nine-hole golf course in Abu Dhabi, UAE in 2016. Yas Acres golf course is…

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When will Navarino Hills’ 36-holes be ready for the game?

By: 2021. 05. 31.

The developers of the two golf courses at Navarino Hills are promising to be ready in spring 2022. At this moment, 70% of the golf courses are ready. As we got used to at the other golf courses…

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,…

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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,…

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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 =…

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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…