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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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Pacific Links selects Tiger Woods and Gil Hanse to develop Mākaha courses
News | Fri 05 Apr, 2019

Pacific Links selects Tiger Woods and Gil Hanse to develop Mākaha courses

New layouts to take advantage of “cathedral-like setting” of Hawaii coastline and mountains.

Construction begins on Siam CC’s new Bangkok layout
News | Fri 01 Mar, 2019

Construction begins on Siam CC’s new Bangkok layout

Clearing is in progress on the club’s fifth course, designed by golf course architect Toby Cobb.

Construction to begin on Vladivostok’s first golf course
News | Wed 20 Feb, 2019

Construction to begin on Vladivostok’s first golf course

Jari Rasinkangas, Ronald Fream and George Philpott co-design new layout in Russian port city.

Spogárd says new layout at Ålands could become one of Europe’s top 25
News | Mon 18 Feb, 2019

Spogárd says new layout at Ålands could become one of Europe’s top 25

Architect is overseeing complete overhaul of Castle course on rugged shores of Finnish island.

Latvian club reopens with new identity and new course
News | Mon 21 Jan, 2019

Latvian club reopens with new identity and new course

Jurmala Golf Club & Hotel debuts new Nicklaus Design course and practice facilities.

Chee Chan Golf Resort officially opens new Golfplan-designed course
News | Wed 16 Jan, 2019

Chee Chan Golf Resort officially opens new Golfplan-designed course

110-feet high likeness of Gautama Buddha dominates views from new layout in Pattaya, Thailand.

New golf course opens for play at Dubai Hills Estate development
News | Fri 07 Dec, 2018

New golf course opens for play at Dubai Hills Estate development

Gary Johnston of European Golf Design creates memorable layout for Emaar development firm.

Arnold Palmer firm designs second nine holes at Fasano Las Piedras
News | Fri 30 Nov, 2018

Arnold Palmer firm designs second nine holes at Fasano Las Piedras

Project architect Thad Layton expects construction at Uruguay resort to begin in spring 2019.

Harradine Golf designs new course for major development project in Pakistan
News | Mon 12 Nov, 2018

Harradine Golf designs new course for major development project in Pakistan

Construction work expected to begin at site near Islamabad in January 2019.

Harradine redesigns three opening holes at Jebel Ali
News | Thu 25 Oct, 2018

Harradine redesigns three opening holes at Jebel Ali

Dubai resort course reopens following reconfiguration to accommodate new hotel construction.

Two more courses announced for Greece’s Navarino development
News | Wed 10 Oct, 2018

Two more courses announced for Greece’s Navarino development

José María Olazábal's design firm building 36 holes at Navarino Hills site.

KN Golf Links Cam Ranh set for grand opening at end of October
News | Wed 26 Sep, 2018

KN Golf Links Cam Ranh set for grand opening at end of October

27-hole facility designed by Greg Norman’s firm set on coastal stretch at new Vietnam resort.

Nicklaus Design completes new layout at Raevo in Russia
News | Tue 25 Sep, 2018

Nicklaus Design completes new layout at Raevo in Russia

Moscow course has extensive drainage and sandcapping to maximise playing season.

Nicklaus Design’s first course in Morocco opens for play
News | Wed 19 Sep, 2018

Nicklaus Design’s first course in Morocco opens for play

Michlifen hosts La Coupe du Trône tournament to mark the opening of the mountainous layout.

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MAGAZINE

The April 2019 issue of Golf Course Architecture is out now!
Magazine, News | Wed 17 Apr, 2019

The April 2019 issue of Golf Course Architecture is out now!

The cover of our new issue features the Twin Dolphin layout in Mexico, designed by Todd Eckenrode.

Gopher Watch Competition – April 2019
Gopher Watch, News | Richard Humphreys

Gopher Watch Competition – April 2019

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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