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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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.

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.

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MAGAZINE

Issue 52 of Golf Course Architecture is now available
Magazine, News | Thu 19 Apr, 2018

Issue 52 of Golf Course Architecture is now available

The Links at Perry Cabin – Pete Dye's final course project – features on the latest issue’s cover.

Gopher Watch Competition – April 2018
Gopher Watch | SuperUser Account

Gopher Watch Competition – April 2018

Which course has Sandy the gopher visited this month?

FEATURE
ARTICLES

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 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.

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