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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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.

New Hilton resort includes Tibet’s first golf course
News | Tue 28 Mar, 2017

New Hilton resort includes Tibet’s first golf course

Henegan Golf Course Design Company has created nine-holer at Hilton Linzhi Resort.

New Mountain Course opens at FLC Golf Links Quy Nhon
News | Mon 27 Feb, 2017

New Mountain Course opens at FLC Golf Links Quy Nhon

Latest creation from Schmidt-Curley Design unveiled at resort in Southern Vietnam.

Architect Pizá launches scheme to expose underprivileged kids to golf
News | Wed 02 Mar, 2016

Architect Pizá launches scheme to expose underprivileged kids to golf

PrimerSwing scheme seeks to use golf to build better society in Mexico.

LATEST
MAGAZINE

Summer 2018 issue of ASGCA’s By Design magazine now available
Magazine, News | Mon 11 Jun, 2018

Summer 2018 issue of ASGCA’s By Design magazine now available

ASGCA members provide insights into the processes involved in planning a golf course project.

Gopher Watch Competition – April 2018
Gopher Watch | Elizabeth Robinson

Gopher Watch Competition – April 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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