Golf Course Architecture - Issue 62: October 2020

45 Alan Rijks’ new nine-hole design has opened for play at Schaerweijde Golf, near Utrecht in the Netherlands. “The design of the new greens is interesting because many members had good ideas about how to play and putt on each green,” said Rijks, who sought input from members and greenkeeping staff when creating the layout. “The new tees can make for two different scorecards, one that is difficult and another that is an easy round,” said Rijks. Photo: Alan Rijks Schaerweijde Golf opens new design from Alan Rijks Stockholms Golfklubb in Sweden has appointed Christian Lundin of (re)Golf to oversee a restoration of the club’s golf course, which was originally designed by Harry Colt and his design partner John Morrison. “We are going to do all the bunker work starting next July, then come back in the autumn to restore four holes,” said Lundin. “The club celebrates its ninetieth anniversary in 2022; we intend to keep restoring the golf landscape until its centenary. We believe that bringing back the heathland character to the land can help make it a green oasis in the city centre of Stockholm.” Photo: Christian Lundin Lundin to return Colt and Morrison design to Stockholms GK Laguna Golf Lăng Cô in central Vietnam has unveiled a new par- three nineteenth hole, a collaboration between Sir Nick Faldo, his Faldo Design team and the resort’s director of golf, Adam Calver. The new 155-yard hole plays parallel to the coastline, features multiple pin locations and has panoramic views of the beach and mountain backdrop. It also has framing dwarf dunes, mounds and swales as well as a Biarritz-style green. “Its sandy waste areas, which mimic pot bunkers, its close-cut surrounds and a varied putting surface create a real challenge,” said Faldo. “But one I could play over and over and never get bored of.” Photo: Faldo Design Laguna Golf unveils extra hole from Faldo Design