Golf Course Architecture - Issue 61, July 2020

43 Delhi Development Authority has appointed Golf Design India to renovate the nine-hole Bhalswa course in New Delhi, and to extend it to 18 holes. Additional land, located next to the existing nine, was provided for the project by the Delhi Development Authority. “We will be designing the additional nine in this area, considering that the overall design for the project will result in creation of two separate loops starting and ending near the existing clubhouse,” said Vijit Nandrajog, principal architect at Golf Design India. “Our design will work to create interesting landforms throughout the site to improve character, drainage and aesthetics.” Image: Golf Design India Golf Design India to extend Bhalswa course Faldo Design has created a new putting course – The Gongs – for Laguna Golf Lăng Cô in central Vietnam. The Gongs is eleven holes laid out over a 3,500-square- metre expanse next to the clubhouse. Holes run through gullies and over severe contours, along with some areas of flatter land. The course takes its name from the small gongs placed inside the golf cups which ring out every time a putt is drained. Photo: Laguna Golf Lăng Cô Faldo Design creates new putting course Empordà Golf Resort near Girona, Spain, is under way with renovation work on both of its Robert von Hagge-designed golf courses. Following heavy rainstorms in February, all bunkers on the Links and Forest layouts will be reconstructed using Better Billy Bunker lining. Work will also include a comprehensive tree clearance programme and new equipment has been purchased to help improve the condition of tees, fairways and greens. The club says that the work is being done “to elevate the golf experience”. The project, which will see more than 11,000 square metres of bunker area rebuilt, is being overseen by Mafer Golf, working with Green Nature Sports Lawn. The Empordà team is led by recently appointed general manager Miguel Girbés, who has previously worked at Finca Cortesin and PGA Catalunya. Photo: Mafer Golf Empordà Golf Resort begins two-course renovation