Golf Course Architecture - Issue 64, April 2021

45 Construction has started on a new nine-hole par-three golf course designed by IMG at Azuri Ocean and Golf Village on the northeast coast of Mauritius. “The site offers several outstanding features including a river with dramatic tree-lined banks, rocky outcrops across gently undulating terrain and magnificent views to the Indian Ocean, located only a few hundred yards from the course,” said Paul Burley, senior vice president of IMG Golf Course Services. The course is expected to open in summer 2022. Image: IMG IMG designs new nine-hole course in Mauritius Photo: Faldo Design New Faldo layout in Vietnam set for summer completion A new Faldo Design golf course at Thanh Lanh Golf Club near Hanoi, Vietnam, is expected to be complete by summer 2021. The layout has nine holes set on a lake peninsula with views out to the surrounding mountains. The design team incorporated natural streams and contour to create interest and variety in shotmaking. “Establishing returning nines that both play out and back, and which share in the beauty of the lakeside, really set the foundation for maximising the site’s surrounding assets,” said Andrew Haggar, lead architect at Faldo Design. Photo: Rengstorf Golf Design Rengstorf completes bunker work at WINSTONgolf Holger Rengstorf has completed a bunker renovation on the Open course at WINSTONgolf in northern Germany. “A lot of bunkers had long, rolling faces,” said Rengstorf. “Erosion, maintenance, plus wear and tear were taking its toll and the maintenance hours were steadily growing. Bunkers were also not visible enough.” Rengstorf drew up a plan that would see bunker area reduced by a third. “The new bunker strategy focuses on playability, pace of play and placement,” he said. “Some bunkers were not really in play and have been eliminated, others were brought more into play with regard to the mental side of the game.”