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Change for change’s sake?
Clyde Johnson
Opinion | Ally McIntosh

Change for change’s sake?

Ally McIntosh offers a plea to links courses to resist the trend towards homogenisation of design.

Trusting Tillinghast
Evan Schiller
Opinion | Tom Mackin

Trusting Tillinghast

In restoring Baltusrol, Gil Hanse relied on the principle that AW Tillinghast got it right.

My Top Ten: Jeff Mingay
Opinion | Jeff Mingay

My Top Ten: Jeff Mingay

The second article in our new series sees the Canadian architect list the courses that have inspired him.

My Top Ten: Philip Spogárd
Jon Cavalier @LinksGems
Opinion | Philip Spogárd

My Top Ten: Philip Spogárd

The first article in a new GCA series which asks people to list their favourite courses.

A tale of two courses
Courtesy of Mark Wagner
Opinion | Mark Wagner

A tale of two courses

Mark Wagner reflects on two Herbert Leeds designs and considers whether architects could be encouraged to enfold the aristocratic origins of golf into a new egalitarian era.

From Wausa to the world
Dan Blankenship
Opinion | Addison DeHaven

From Wausa to the world

Addison DeHaven discusses the career of Dan Blankenship, designer of 18 golf courses in Brazil.

The return of George Wright and the ghost of Olmsted
Mungeam Golf Design
Opinion | Mark Wagner

The return of George Wright and the ghost of Olmsted

Mark Wagner reflects on the history and recent restoration work at two public courses in Massachusetts.

The story so far
Ryan Farrow
Opinion | Brian Curley

The story so far

Brian Curley describes how China’s golfing landscape has changed over the last 30 years.

Tee line time
SWG
Opinion | Kevin Holinaty

Tee line time

Kevin Holinaty explains how innovative synthetic tee line solutions can add value to golf courses.

On the right path
The Club at Lac la Belle
Opinion | Tiffany Koss

On the right path

Tiffany Koss talks about the partnership between two family-owned golf enterprises from Wisconsin.

Custodians of the course
GCA
Opinion | Mike Clayton

Custodians of the course

In the final article of his series for GCA, golf course architect Mike Clayton considers the role and responsibilities of green committee members.

The audit comes first

Surtec

Opinion | Pablo Muñoz Vega

The audit comes first

Pablo Muñoz Vega highlights the importance of an irrigation audit.

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