SUSTAINABLE
GOLF

Environmental, social and economic sustainability are essential ingredients in modern golf course design, and every new development will – usually as a combination of both developer choice and regulatory requirements – consider factors such as water use, wildlife, ongoing maintenance demands and the impact on local communities.

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Sustainability standard established for golf industry’s development
News | Thu 18 Aug, 2016

Sustainability standard established for golf industry’s development

Golf course architects across the world join sustainability experts to ensure best practices.

Gordon Lewis completes renovation work at The Forest’s Bobcat course
News | Fri 20 Nov, 2015

Gordon Lewis completes renovation work at The Forest’s Bobcat course

Fort Myers course reopens following project led by its original designer.

Japanese beer giant invests £2m in Buckinghamshire rebuild
News | Tue 17 Nov, 2015

Japanese beer giant invests £2m in Buckinghamshire rebuild

Bunker area to be halved as part of TPL-led renovation project.

Newly-opened Tara Iti course in NZ already helping bird conservation
News | Wed 04 Nov, 2015

Newly-opened Tara Iti course in NZ already helping bird conservation

Forest clearance hindering predators of endangered fairy terns

Nicklaus Design hired to create new golf course in US state of Kentucky
News | Thu 29 Oct, 2015

Nicklaus Design hired to create new golf course in US state of Kentucky

Nicklaus Design has been hired to create Legacy Point, a new golf course in the US state of Kentucky.

Golf course maintenance programme introduced at the Verdura Resort
News | Tue 08 Sep, 2015

Golf course maintenance programme introduced at the Verdura Resort

36 holes designed by Kyle Phillips converted to bermudagrass at destination in Sicily.

Renewed sustainability certification from GEO for St Andrews Links
News | Thu 22 Jan, 2015

Renewed sustainability certification from GEO for St Andrews Links

Trust rewarded for waste reduction, rainwater harvesting, composting and other projects.

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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 | Tue 25 Oct, 2016

Gopher Watch Competition – October 2016

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

FEATURE
ARTICLES

Creating a sustainable resort course in a tropical paradise
On site | Adam Lawrence

Creating a sustainable resort course in a tropical paradise

How Laguna Phuket in Thailand has become a template for courses in the region.

The vital importance of understanding player attitudes
Opinion | Rod Burke

The vital importance of understanding player attitudes

New research into golfer’s attitudes will help the game evolve, says Rod Burke.

The important role synthetics will play in the future of golf
Interview | Adam Lawrence

The important role synthetics will play in the future of golf

Jon Scott and Kevin Holinaty discuss how synthetic turf can shape golf’s future.

Asian golf’s three ages
Opinion | John Holmes

Asian golf’s three ages

Atlas Turf president John Holmes says it is a mistake to regard Asia as one market for golf.

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