Issue 54 - October 2018


Editor: Adam Lawrence
News Editor: Richard Humphreys
Publication manager: Benedict Pask
Publisher: Toby Ingleton

The cover of the October 2018 issue of Golf Course Architecture features the new JCB course near its headquarters in Staffordshire, England. Adam Lawrence reports on a recent visit to the layout, designed by Robin Hiseman of European Golf Design.

Our feature topic for this issue explores blind holes in golf. We ask architects about what it is that can make blind holes great. We share insight from David Kidd, Martin Ebert, Harley Kruse, Rick Phelps and many more.

The Tee Box section opens with the new Art Schaupeter-designed TPC Colorado course, which is the first new course to be built in Colorado for ten years. We also hear from Andrew Green about his restoration work at the Donald Ross design at Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio, report on a five-year project by Ken Moodie and MJ Abbott approaching completion at Royal Blackheath Golf Club, and much more.

We also speak to Rees Jones about the course at The Dunes Golf and Beach Club in South Carolina, widely regarded as the best layouts in Myrtle Beach; report on the progress being made at Clive Clark’s Dumbarnie Links near St Andrews, Scotland; and visit Palo Alto’s municipal course that has been redesigned by Forrest Richardson and renamed the Baylands Golf Links.

Our Holing Out section focuses on the Bobby Jones Golf Course in Atlanta, which is ready to reopen following a year-long renovation. This progressive layout was Bob Cupp’s final work before passing away.

There’s much more too! We hope you enjoy the read.


Gopher Watch Competition – October 2018

Gopher Watch Competition – October 2018

Which course has Sandy the gopher visited this month?