EMERGING
GOLF MARKETS

From its origins in Scotland, and early twentieth century expansion in Western Europe and the United States, golf continues to reach new markets throughout the world. Newer markets, including China, elsewhere in Asia, plus North Africa and the Middle East, have their own unique considerations for golf course development.

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Soft opening for new course at Stone Valley in Vietnam
News | Tue 14 Aug, 2018

Soft opening for new course at Stone Valley in Vietnam

Architect Brian Curley utilises large greens and strong slopes to promote ground game.

Georgia’s first eighteen-hole course opens for play
News | Tue 17 Jul, 2018

Georgia’s first eighteen-hole course opens for play

Tbilisi Hills, designed by Lassi Pekka Tilander, overlooks capital city and Caucasus mountains.

Yangtze Dunes course reopens following 12-month project
News | Thu 12 Jul, 2018

Yangtze Dunes course reopens following 12-month project

Shanghai club members ‘over the moon’ with OCCM renovation that emphasises links characteristics.

Nicklaus completes new course in Morocco’s Middle Atlas mountains
News | Fri 15 Jun, 2018

Nicklaus completes new course in Morocco’s Middle Atlas mountains

Design of Michlifen Golf & Country Club capitalises on site’s natural features and long vistas.

New course opens for play at Royal Greens in Saudi Arabia
News | Thu 03 May, 2018

New course opens for play at Royal Greens in Saudi Arabia

Layout by Dave Sampson of EGD will host European Tour event in early 2019.

New luxury golf community could soon be built in Pakistan
News | Fri 27 Apr, 2018

New luxury golf community could soon be built in Pakistan

Reports indicate plans for China Pak Golf Estates near city of Gwadar are taking shape.

First nine holes open for play at Vooty Golf County
News | Fri 27 Apr, 2018

First nine holes open for play at Vooty Golf County

Pacific Coast Design overseeing creation of 18-hole course near Vikarabad, India.

Grassing gets underway on first two courses at new Vietnam complex
News | Mon 23 Apr, 2018

Grassing gets underway on first two courses at new Vietnam complex

Schmidt-Curley Design leading work at FLC Group’s development near Dong Hoi.

Bunkers at Rancho San Lucas course take shape with EcoBunker
News | Wed 28 Mar, 2018

Bunkers at Rancho San Lucas course take shape with EcoBunker

Firm’s first project in Mexico sees synthetic revetted bunker construction method used at course designed by GNGCD.

New 27-hole golf course coming to Vietnam’s Long An province
News | Tue 06 Mar, 2018

New 27-hole golf course coming to Vietnam’s Long An province

Faldo Design signs deal to create new course at site 60 kilometres from Ho Chi Minh City.

Renovation project commences at Soweto Country Club
News | Wed 14 Feb, 2018

Renovation project commences at Soweto Country Club

Gary Player Design providing free services to club in Player’s home city of Johannesburg.

Kenya Golf Union calls for 47 more golf courses
News | Mon 29 Jan, 2018

Kenya Golf Union calls for 47 more golf courses

Chairman says for the sport to grow in the country it needs to create its own infrastructure.

Construction of new course on Spain’s Costa del Sol reaches completion
News | Wed 06 Dec, 2017

Construction of new course on Spain’s Costa del Sol reaches completion

Grow-in phase begins on Doña Lucia Golf course, which has been designed by Global Golf Company.

Nicklaus Design to design ten new courses across Vietnam
News | Fri 30 Jun, 2017

Nicklaus Design to design ten new courses across Vietnam

Design firm to create new facilities throughout the country after strengthening relationship with BRG Group.

LATEST
MAGAZINE

The July 2018 issue of Golf Course Architecture is out now!
Magazine, News | Tue 24 Jul, 2018

The July 2018 issue of Golf Course Architecture is out now!

Featuring the first course at the FLC Quang Binh development in Vietnam, designed by Brian Curley.

Gopher Watch Competition – July 2018
Gopher Watch, News | Richard Humphreys

Gopher Watch Competition – July 2018

Which course has Sandy the gopher visited this month?

FEATURE
ARTICLES

Mill Creek Golf Club: A kaleidoscope of options
Opinion | Ross McMurray

Mill Creek Golf Club: A kaleidoscope of options

A new golf course in Russia has been designed to be played in a multitude of ways. 

Curley’s new Burma course “promotes fast conditions”
Interview | Sean Dudley

Curley’s new Burma course “promotes fast conditions”

Myotha National near Mandalay is expected to open within three months.

What does the future of golf course architecture hold?
Feature | Adam Lawrence

What does the future of golf course architecture hold?

How the profession may change between now and 2030.

What the future holds for golf in urban areas
Opinion | Benjamin Warren

What the future holds for golf in urban areas

Benjamin Warren says access to golf and green space can boost participation rates.

A decade of golf design: industry figures reflect on the past ten years
Feature | Adam Lawrence

A decade of golf design: industry figures reflect on the past ten years

The fortieth issue of GCA sees us celebrating ten years of reporting on golf design.

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