Golf Course Architecture - Issue 67, January 2022

26 TEE BOX GCA spoke with Lassi Pekka Tilander about his new par-three course for Rae Golf near Tallinn, Estonia “ Players will be able to get very creative out there” THE INTERV I EW with Lassi Pekka Tilander How has this opportunity come about? The idea of a short course was part of a development plan I created in 2017. A good amount of land was left close to the clubhouse and for the new owner, it was important to have facilities that attract new golfers. Somehow the f lat, treeless and compact area reminded me of the Himalayas putting course at St Andrews. During golf architecture studies, we spent hours studying its forms and soul. This led to the idea to make the course look like a huge putting green. Tilander recently created a new par-three eighteenth hole with an island green for the club’s main course Photo: Tilander Golf Design