Golf Course Architecture - Issue 68, April 2022

36 Global round-up TEE BOX Royal Birkdale Golf Club in Southport, England, has appointed Mackenzie & Ebert as course advisors. Tom Mackenzie will be the lead architect, charged with developing a master plan for the course, which has hosted the Open Championship 10 times. Mackenzie also plans to create a shorter layout and to renovate the practice facilities. “Royal Birkdale is quite rightly renowned the world over, so we are obviously delighted and feel honoured to be selected to advise the club,” said Mackenzie. “We look forward to making its wonderful links even more enjoyable for members and visitors alike, enhancing its reputation as one of the great Open venues.” Greg Norman Golf Course Design has completed a ‘remastering’ of the golf course at Aurora Anguilla Resort & Golf Club, located on the Caribbean island of Anguilla. One of the design features brought back to life at Aurora International is the double green at the second and tenth holes (pictured). The par-three second, which measures 194 yards from the back tee, has Rendezvous Beach as a backdrop. The project has included re-grassing playing surfaces, new bunkers, reconstruction of tees and greens, removal of overgrown plants, new forward tees, a total renovation of the irrigation system, and some design changes. Royal Birkdale appoints Mackenzie & Ebert as course advisors Redesigned Aurora International course opens for play Photo: Atmospix – Thomas Fitter Photo: Leo Diaz Design