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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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.

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.

Florida course renovation aims to improve playability and sustainability
News | Tue 11 Nov, 2014

Florida course renovation aims to improve playability and sustainability

Straka-led project at Oaks Club will provide shorter tees and ground game options.

US$2.2 million rebate from turf reduction at Los Angeles-area club
News | Tue 11 Nov, 2014

US$2.2 million rebate from turf reduction at Los Angeles-area club

Architect O’Callaghan advises at Glendora; club aims to reduce water use by 25 per cent.

EGCOA set to unveil results of its VISION 2020 project at 2014 conference
News | Fri 31 Oct, 2014

EGCOA set to unveil results of its VISION 2020 project at 2014 conference

Event to take place at Barcelona’s Real Club de Golf El Prat from 4-6 November.

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MAGAZINE

Winter 2017 issue of ASGCA’s By Design magazine now available
Magazine, News | Wed 06 Dec, 2017

Winter 2017 issue of ASGCA’s By Design magazine now available

Lead story focuses on what the profession of golf course architecture could look like in 2030.

Gopher Watch Competition – October 2017
Gopher Watch | Thu 19 Oct, 2017

Gopher Watch Competition – October 2017

Which course has Sandy the gopher visited this month?

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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