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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. It will be open on 23rd September. The Grand Opening event will occur in early 2020. The pins will instead be adorned with…

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:…

Faldo Signature Design Laguna Golf Lăng Cô plays host to the Faldo Series Asia Grand Final

What is the value of Faldo Signature Design Status?

By: 2019. 05. 16.

This morning I had to realize that Faldo Design provides two design brand options: Faldo Design,Sir Nick Faldo Signature. What I liked in the Sir Nick Faldo Signature offer is that it provides a Golf Environment Organization (GEO)…

Dumbarnie Links golf course in Fife, Scotland

Would you play at the Scottish Dumbarnie Links?

By: 2019. 05. 15.

Probably, I will not tell you anything new when I say that in the Kingdom of Fife there are at least 51 golf clubs. I had to realize that in this part of Scotland there are 17 links…

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Nothing remains the same at the Prince’s Golf Club

By: 2019. 05. 14.

Early this year, it turned out that the redevelopment of the Himalayas golf course of the Prince's Golf Club paid off. Thus Prince's Golf Club has risen 10 places into the top 50 of the Golf World magazine’s…

The Leeward Coast of Oahu, home of Mākaha Valley Resort

What is Tiger Woods’ contribution to the Mākaha Valley Resort?

By: 2019. 04. 09.

I think we can all agree upon that Tiger Woods is still at the beginning of his golf architecture career and business. So far he was involved in 10 golf course design projects. His first golf course design…

LedgeRock Golf Club - 8th hole Par5 - Rees Jones Design

The first major course renovation of the LedgeRock Golf Club

By: 2019. 03. 27.

I am so happy that I can write about a Rees Jones project after writing so much about Robert Trent Jones and Robert Trent Jones Jr. The LedgeRock Golf Club in Mohnton, PA was opened in 2006. Since…

Phil Mickelson (head shot) - ASU Karsten Golf Course

We will remember the ASU Karsten Golf Course as…

By: 2019. 03. 13.

On 5th May last week, was the final day to play at ASU Karsten Golf Course (managed by OB Sports) before permanently closing after 30 years of public golf. The Pete Dye-designed (with Perry Dye) ASU Karsten Golf…

La Cala Resort Campo America 17th hole

3 reasons why to return to La Cala Resort in 2019

By: 2019. 02. 21.

The renowned Spanish La Cala Resort near Málaga began in 2018 a major renovation program. The La Cala Resort has got 3 18-hole golf courses: Campo America, Campo Asia, and Campo Europa. Campo America and Campo Asia were…

Phoenician Golf Club

What will we find at the new Phoenician Golf Club?

By: 2018. 11. 02.

The Phoenician Golf Club (in Scottsdale, Ariz.) has just completed a 10-month redesign and renovation project. So I thought to summarize the changes at the Phoenician Golf Club: The Scottsdale-based architect Phil Smith (has renovated also the TPC Scottsdale…

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Toscana Resort Castelfalfi: A Masterpiece of sustainable Golf Course Architecture

By: 2018. 10. 25.

With the opening of the 5* TUI Blue Selection Hotel Il Castelfalfi, an important step was done to show why this area of Tuscany in Italy will be more than attractive for golf enthusiasts and other tourists. South…