Dr Alister MacKenzie’s 13 principles of golf architecture are thought of as a great touchpoint for anyone creating or designing a golf course.
In the lead feature of issue 48 of Golf Course Architecture, Adam Lawrence reports on how some golf architects are taking his advice and eliminating rough to help prevent the need to search for lost balls.
In this issue’s Tee Box, we report back from Streamsong Resort in Florida, where the final preparations are being made ahead of the opening of a new 18-hole course designed by Gil Hanse. We also speak to Dan Hixson, designer of a new reversible course in Oregon, hear from Robert Trent Jones II about his first course in Ireland, and Rees Jones tells us about his work at Medinah Country Club.
Mark Chalfant profiles the life and work of Devereux Emmet, while golf architect and shaper Jaeger Kovich provides his insight on the art of chunking – the technique by which many modern bunkers are built.
John McLindon asks whether Australia’s Kingston Heath Golf Club is home to the best flat course on earth, while we look at the development of the golf and real estate model and what the future may hold.
GCA also pays a visit to the Bahamas to take a look at the new Albany development, which features a course designed by Ernie Els and Greg Letsche, and report on the new Qatar International Golf Club.
The issue concludes with an article from architect Agustín Pizá on the relationship between his own work and music.
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