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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Whittington Heath project to bring back ‘Golden Age’ look
News | Wed 20 Mar, 2019

Whittington Heath project to bring back ‘Golden Age’ look

Jonathan Gaunt oversees redesign of Colt layout in response to planned HS2 railway line.

Sanford uses GPS to identify turf reduction potential at Crandon
News | Wed 02 Jan, 2019

Sanford uses GPS to identify turf reduction potential at Crandon

New master plan will enable Florida club to decrease water consumption by 30 percent.

Majorca club introduces eco-friendly technology to reduce carbon footprint
News | Thu 18 Oct, 2018

Majorca club introduces eco-friendly technology to reduce carbon footprint

DAS Energy extends battery life to all buggies at Alcanada with state-of-the-art solar panels.

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.

Goosen takes first steps towards landscape restoration at Royal Cape
News | Wed 03 Oct, 2018

Goosen takes first steps towards landscape restoration at Royal Cape

Architect begins work on preserving indigenous landscape at South Africa’s oldest course.

Planners give green light for Coore & Crenshaw layout in Scotland
News | Thu 21 Jun, 2018

Planners give green light for Coore & Crenshaw layout in Scotland

‘It’s now time to build a golf course’ says developer, after Coul Links proposal passed by Highland Council.

American golf course architects add voices to distance debate
News | Fri 01 Jun, 2018

American golf course architects add voices to distance debate

ASGCA Board of Governors expresses support for the USGA and R&A’s Distance Insights project.

Caspar Grauballe completes renovation project at Lillebælt
News | Thu 31 May, 2018

Caspar Grauballe completes renovation project at Lillebælt

Architect transforms bunkering and addresses safety issues at coastal course on Danish island.

Coul Links preparing for planning hearing set for 5 June
News | Wed 30 May, 2018

Coul Links preparing for planning hearing set for 5 June

GCA reports on tour of site of proposed course close to Royal Dornoch.

UK courses suffering from climate change, says new report
News | Thu 08 Feb, 2018

UK courses suffering from climate change, says new report

Rising sea levels “would imperil all of the world’s links courses before the end of the century”.

GCSAA launches ‘Thank a Golf Course Superintendent Week’
News | Mon 08 May, 2017

GCSAA launches ‘Thank a Golf Course Superintendent Week’

Association encourages golfers to thank those that look after the courses they play.

Atlanta Athletic Club saves water and electricity with new irrigation system
News | Mon 27 Mar, 2017

Atlanta Athletic Club saves water and electricity with new irrigation system

Club’s now using Rain Bird’s single-head-controlled Integrated Control System on its Highlands Course.

Renovations commence on Vestavia Country Club course
News | Wed 01 Mar, 2017

Renovations commence on Vestavia Country Club course

Lester George aiming to update strategy and playability of George Cobb’s 1951 layout.

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.

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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 | Wed 17 Apr, 2019

Gopher Watch Competition – April 2019

Which course has Sandy the gopher visited this month?

FEATURE
ARTICLES

Vietnam club invests in first golf-specific training college of its kind in Asia
Feature | Richard Humphreys

Vietnam club invests in first golf-specific training college of its kind in Asia

First graduates of maintenance class join Hoiana Shores, part of a long-term pipeline of trained staff.

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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