Golf Course Architecture - Issue 61, July 2020

42 European Golf Design is under way with a renovation at Titanic Golf Club in Belek, Turkey, which will see the addition of nine new holes. “The first two holes on the Forest nine are being lost completely due to the construction of a new beachfront hotel,” said Gary Johnston, designer at European Golf Design. “Relocating these two holes and adding nine new ones has required much of the golf course to be rerouted or adjusted in some way. Essentially, this is a complete 36-hole project.” The club will have a phased opening with the first new golf holes being open for play in late 2020. Photo: GolfTek European Golf Design adds new nine at Titanic GC Global round-up TEE BOX Photo: Courtesy of Riley Johns A new 10-hole par-three course at Forest Dunes Golf Club in Roscommon, Michigan, designed by golf course architects Riley Johns and Keith Rhebb has been completed following a year-long project. The total length of the course is just over 1,000 yards, with individual holes measuring between 65 and 155 yards. The first and tenth play across each other. Johns and Rhebb’s layout was built on land between Tom Doak’s 18-hole reversible ‘The Loop’ layout and the club’s original TomWeiskopf-designed Forest Dunes course. “My personal favourite holes are the first, sixth and eighth,” said Johns. “I think the sixth will be interesting. The hole is essentially a bunkerless grassed half-pipe that plays around 100 yards downhill, providing what might be the best view on the entire property.” The new course will open on 31 July. New par-three course completed at Forest Dunes