Golf Course Architecture - Issue 73, July 2023

67 A 200-yard wide fairway is shared by the first, ninth and eighteenth The bunkerless par-three fourteenth is defined by linksy mounds and has the most undulating green on the course EGD has designed new third and fourth holes, which are located on newly purchased land “My favourite part of the layout is the 200-yardwide triple fairway at holes one, nine and eighteen. We’re digging out a couple of new lakes and using the spoil to build a 250-yard long, fairway-cut ridge that separates the playing areas. Functionally, the ridge is providing elevation and slope to help us drain flat land, but it also gives us the opportunity to be artistic with the landform and shape bunkers, ridges, spurs, and swales along its length. I can’t wait to see it built and catching the low sun angles.” Several hundred non-native Tamarisk bushes, previously planted to define fairways, have been removed to create a wide, links-like canvas upon which seven holes coming from the clubhouse will Image: EGD