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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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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.

Construction of new Czech Republic golf resort in Prague nears completion
News | Tue 18 Sep, 2018

Construction of new Czech Republic golf resort in Prague nears completion

Gaunt designs 27 holes at Twin Chapels with views of Říp Mountain and Central Bohemian Uplands.

Regnum Golf and Country Club opens new course in Bodrum
News | Fri 07 Sep, 2018

Regnum Golf and Country Club opens new course in Bodrum

Tim Lobb layout is first full-length course in Turkish resort city on Mediterranean Sea.

Golfplan adds nine holes to complete Serena resort course in Uganda
News | Thu 06 Sep, 2018

Golfplan adds nine holes to complete Serena resort course in Uganda

Layout overlooking Lake Victoria will formally open with its first professional tournament in October.

Construction of new par three course underway in Czech Republic
News | Tue 21 Aug, 2018

Construction of new par three course underway in Czech Republic

Jonathan Davison says designs like Golf Park Lhotka “are needed to introduce the game to new golfers”.

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.

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MAGAZINE

The October 2018 issue of Golf Course Architecture is out now!
Magazine, News | Thu 18 Oct, 2018

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

Featuring the new JCB course in England designed by Robin Hiseman of European Golf Design.

Gopher Watch Competition – October 2018
Gopher Watch, News | SuperUser Account

Gopher Watch Competition – October 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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