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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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.

Construction gets underway on Georgia’s first 18-hole course
News | Wed 03 Feb, 2016

Construction gets underway on Georgia’s first 18-hole course

Tilander Golf Design hired for project at site near Tbilisi overlooking the Caucasus mountains.

Irie Fields course to open later this year on Caribbean island of St Kitts
News | Mon 01 Feb, 2016

Irie Fields course to open later this year on Caribbean island of St Kitts

European Golf Design’s latest project the first course to be given GEO Certified Development status.

New golf course to open for play in Vietnam this April
News | Thu 21 Jan, 2016

New golf course to open for play in Vietnam this April

Ba Na Hills Golf Club to be the first Luke Donald signature design.

David Hemstock begins extension of Mehta Golf Club layout
News | Tue 19 Jan, 2016

David Hemstock begins extension of Mehta Golf Club layout

Architect to create nine more holes at course in Lugazi, Uganda.

Italy’s Marco Simone Golf and Country Club selected to host 2022 Ryder Cup
News | Mon 14 Dec, 2015

Italy’s Marco Simone Golf and Country Club selected to host 2022 Ryder Cup

Jim Fazio-designed course to be ‘completely reconstructed’ ahead of tournament.

Popularity of golf tourism continues to rise, according to new report
News | Wed 25 Nov, 2015

Popularity of golf tourism continues to rise, according to new report

KPMG’s Golf Advisory Practice survey finds increased year on year bookings.

PalmGolf Marrakech – Ourika course opens for play in Morocco
News | Wed 25 Nov, 2015

PalmGolf Marrakech – Ourika course opens for play in Morocco

Neil Haworth and Stéphane Talbot collaborate on new desert-style course.

LATEST
MAGAZINE

Issue 46 of Golf Course Architecture is out now
Magazine, News | Tue 25 Oct, 2016

Issue 46 of Golf Course Architecture is out now

We look at how clubs can better manage irrigation and report on the second Sand Valley course.

Gopher Watch Competition – October 2016
Gopher Watch | Adam Lawrence

Gopher Watch Competition – October 2016

Can you identify the course on which Sandy the gopher has been photographed?

FEATURE
ARTICLES

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.

What the future holds for the game of golf in China
Opinion | Brian Curley

What the future holds for the game of golf in China

Brian Curley on the effects of the central government’s crackdown.

Blake Stirling and Marco Martin on bringing golf to a new audience
Interview | Adam Lawrence

Blake Stirling and Marco Martin on bringing golf to a new audience

Architects discuss newly opened golf project in the Moroccan hub of Casablanca.

Continental drift? The current state of golf development in Asia
Feature | Adam Lawrence

Continental drift? The current state of golf development in Asia

Has golf development stalled in Asia, or is there still momentum across the continent?

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