Golf Architecture

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…

Nine Bridges GEO Certified for the 3rd time 2019

Nine Bridges has earned to be a GEO Certified golf club

By: 2019. 11. 06.

You might say that the achievement of Nine Bridges is nothing special. However, if I put in contact then you very likely to change your mind. Today there are 538 golf clubs in South Korea. Out of this…

Jalmari Talola Soil Scout CEO

What opportunity does Husqvarna see in Soil Scout?

By: 2019. 10. 14.

One of the big news was last week that the Swedish Husqvarna Group has announced a venture capital investment in Soil Scout, a Finnish-based IoT start-up providing buried wireless soil monitoring solution. This is why I thought to…

New Zealand Golf OnCourse New Zealand

Massive focus on sustainability at New Zealand Golf

By: 2019. 09. 10.

I was very pleased to hear that New Zealand Golf in cooperation with New Zealand Golf Industry Council and the Golf Managers Association of New Zealand has launched a new national sustainability initiative. They want to drive their…

Hoiana Shores Golf Club 11th hole and the clubhouse

What will impress us at the Hoiana Shores Golf Club?

By: 2019. 09. 04.

The opening of the Vietnamese, US$4 billion mega-resort Hoiana Shores Golf Club is almost here. The Hoiana Shores Golf Club will welcome golfers from 23 September, pending a grand opening in early 2020. The pins will instead be…

Dom Pedro Golf Victoria 13th hole

What is the sustainability strategy of Dom Pedro Golf?

By: 2019. 08. 26.

Recently, I heard of Dom Pedro Golf has installed an innovative new water management system that is 23% more energy efficient. This made up my mind and asked Simão da Cunha (the Head of Golf Operations at Dom…

Himalayas 5th Hole Prince's Golf Club -1328

The Prince’s Golf Club is committed to sustainability

By: 2019. 08. 15.

I hope the stunning, new photos of Prince's Golf Club's Himalayas golf course will not distract your attention from to focus on a more important achievement of the club. Namely, Prince's Golf Club has recently retained its GEO…

Tom Mackenzie MEIGCA, EIGCA Past President, Sustainable Design Leader-2

Tom Mackenzie became a Sustainable Design Leader

By: 2019. 08. 08.

How many of you have heard of EIGCA's Raising the Standard of Sustainable Golf Course Development program (RSSGCD)? The golf architect who completes this program will gain the honor of the title Sustainable Design Leader. The latest person who completed…

The opening hole on the Golfplan-designed South Course at Island Country Club, south of Seoul Korea

How big is the demand for public golf courses in Korea?

By: 2019. 08. 07.

I am following the success of the Korean female golfers' success with amazement and respect. Thanks to IAGTO, Carlton Carugati, and Angela Jang (S Marketing & Communications) I found out last year: The golf industry in South Korea…

Royal Portrush GEO Certified logo

How Royal Portrush makes its golf club sustainable?

By: 2019. 07. 18.

I know how much you are focusing on the 148th Open Championship at Royal Portrush, but let's recognize the golf club's sustainability efforts as well. The noble issue of sustainability is not new to Royal Portrush that situated…

Landscaping work at the Victoria Course Dom Pedro Golf

What will € 4.5 million be enough for Dom Pedro Golf?

By: 2019. 07. 15.

Dom Pedro Golf has begun a major €4.5 million upgrade of its five championship golf courses. Pietro Dal Fabbro, CEO of Dom Pedro Golf, said:  " This is the biggest investment we have made in recent years and…

Rafael Linares and David Cooper and Robert Mitchell at Golf La Cala in Costa del Sol

Who will switch 1st to Bermuda grass on the Costa del Sol?

By: 2019. 07. 08.

In February this year, I have already told you that the Spanish La Cala Resort near Málaga (Costa del Sol) began in 2018 a major renovation program of its 3 golf courses. The renovation project started on the Campo America…

Golf Club Pfalz Neil Lubbock, Jon Schauder and Simon Doyle

Are we witnessing the rebirth of the Golf Club Pfalz?

By: 2019. 06. 18.

Troon International was asked in 2016 to help to elevate the Golf Club Pfalz's golf course conditioning to Troon golf course standards. Golf Club Pfalz stretches out over 6,638 yards (par-73; 18-hole championship golf course) through natural woodland. As the…

Bangkok's Ballyshear Golf Links at Ban Rakat Golf Club a routing plan

Let’s discover the Lido-inspired Ballyshear Golf Links!

By: 2019. 06. 11.

I am almost hundred percent sure that I don't have to introduce Gil Hanse to you. Here are some of his known golf course design works: The Olympic Golf Course - Rio de Janeiro, BrasilCastle Stuart Golf Links:…