Golf Course Architecture - Issue 73, July 2023

19 Photo: credit In the April 2023 issue of GCA, Sandy was located on the closing hole of Rob Collins and Tad King’s nine-hole Sweetens Cove course. GCA editor Adam Lawrence was the first journalist to see the layout back in 2012 and is now an honorary member. Congratulations to Joe Andriole of Orlando, whose entry was first out of the hat, and who wins a prized GCA golf shirt. This month our intrepid gopher is back on the links, on probably the most famous hole on one of the world’s greatest courses. One golfer intentionally missed the green of this par three on all four rounds of a championship, believing an up-anddown was his best chance for par. If you’d like a chance to win a GCA golf shirt, email with details of Sandy’s location. GOPHER WATCH The Donalda Club in Toronto, Canada, has opened a new practice area designed by Jansen Golf Group. Inspired by the Himalayas putting course at St Andrews, Donalda’s new green and chipping area features pronounced mounds and swales. “By identifying the most likable features of a Himalayas green through technology, the Jansen team has developed an approach that maximises space and packs in as many of these key features as possible,” said Rob Gavarkovs, architect at Jansen Golf Group. The design firm, led by architect Paul Jansen, has used a mix of artificial and real turf for the green, which is in a shaded location next to the clubhouse. “Lately, the members have been coming off their rounds, grabbing a drink and heading straight out to the Himalayas to have some fun and settle some bets,” said head pro Andrew McCarthy. Donalda’s green is the second of three Himalayas-inspired designs in the city created by Jansen Golf Group. The first at Cedar Brae in Toronto having been met with widespread member approval and a third is planned for TPC Toronto. Photo: Jansen Golf Group Jansen brings Himalayas-inspired designs to Toronto