Golf Course Architecture - Issue 73, July 2023

25 are very subtle and sit neatly on the ground, with the sixth and tenth being prime examples. There will be a great deal of variety in terms of pin locations that will allow the operations team to present a varied and new challenge each day. “The windy conditions will also invite players to keep the ball low, using the contours and the greens to work the ball close to the hole. Almost every green sits low to the ground and is open in front to allow balls to chase onto the surface. I think players will delight in discovering the ideal angles and shot shapes that yield the best scores. “It is a golf course filled with local knowledge that will promote a sense of discovery as players learn through trial and error the best way to play each hole.” The first shot of the round plays to a generous fairway, enticing players to go for the par-five green in two The site’s two lakes are connected by a stream that wraps round the connected eighteenth and practice putting green Around 1.3 million cubic yards of dirt has been moved for water storage alone, and in excess of two million cubic yards in total The seventeenth is just 99 yards, but surrounded by penal bunkering The fifth is the first of four par fours of 330 yards or less, and reachable with the right wind King-Collins has designed short green-to-tee connections throughout the round Image: King-Collins