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Issue 68 - April 2022

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The cover of our April 2022 issue features the twin greens of the par-three third at the Shizuoka Country Shimada course in Japan. We report on how Rees Jones and Bryce Swanson addressed the challenge of rebunkering holes that can play to greens thirty yards apart from one day to another. The architects also explain how their renovation employs more short grass areas to emphasise the importance of the ground game.

The main feature article for this issue asks what should be the role of a par five? Kyle Phillips, Tom Doak, Jonathan Davison, Robin Hiseman and Jim Nagle consider whether par-five greens should always be reachable in two, and provide insight into what designers can do to challenge big-hitting players that cover huge distances, while also making holes interesting and playable for regular golfers.

We also take in-depth looks at two other courses: one old, one new. Adam Lawrence visits Real Las Palmas in Spain, which is in progress with a renovation planned by British architect David Williams. And at Wicker Point in Alabama, a new Coore & Crenshaw course is being built on the shores of Lake Martin.

Icelandic golf course architect Edwin Roald considers whether golf courses can earn money from carbon. Citing examples from his home country, he explores whether there is opportunity for clubs to attract new revenue streams from carbon positive courses.

We start, as always, with our Tee Box section, which includes news of the new Faldo course that has opened in Pakistan; the Tom Doak-designed Cape Kidnappers course in New Zealand; an interview with Jonathan Gaunt about his return to Breinholtgård Golf Club in Denmark; and Park Mammoth in Kentucky, where Brian Ross and Colton Craig have overseen a complete rebuild.

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Jonathan Gaunt returns to Breinholtgård for renovation project

Jonathan Gaunt returns to Breinholtgård for renovation project

Danish club hires original architect to create new master plan for 27 holes

Caspar Grauballe reroutes layout at Golf de Rougemont in eastern France

Caspar Grauballe reroutes layout at Golf de Rougemont in eastern France

Architect aims to improve playing experience and reduce climbs on certain holes

Design duo seize opportunity for total rebuild of Kentucky course

Design duo seize opportunity for total rebuild of Kentucky course

Park Mammoth will open on 28 April to a design from Brian Ross and Colton Craig

Art Schaupeter hired for redesign of Lozano’s short course

Art Schaupeter hired for redesign of Lozano’s short course

Architect plans “a very fun and engaging playing experience” for Texas municipal

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