Launched to coincide with the return of the Open Championship to Royal Portrush, the July 2019 issue of GCA features the eighth hole of the club’s Dunluce course on the cover, one of the key changes introduced by Mackenzie & Ebert for this year’s final major.
Our main feature article for this issue explores how club can optimise value from renovation work. If clubs don’t have big budgets, what are the smart choices for improving their course? Adam Lawrence asks the question.
The Tee Box section opens with news of Ogilvy Clayton Cocking Mead’s work at the recently-merged Peninsula Kingswood club in Australia. We also hear from John LaFoy about his work at James River Country Club in Virginia, report on Ian Andrews’s restoration work at St George’s Golf and Country Club in Canada, and much more.
We’ve travelled on both sides of the Atlantic for our site reports in this issue. We feature Henrik Stenson’s design debut alongside golf course architect Christian Lundin, a stadium-style layout for Österåker Golfklubb in Sweden.
We also visit the Ocean course at The Breakers resort in Florida, where Rees Jones has maximised the potential of a compact site; and Canterbury Golf Club in England, whose Harry Colt layout has great potential.
Elsewhere in the issue, Thad Layton of Arnold Palmer Design Company outlines his eight essentials for designing a short game area, and Paul Chester of Huxley Golf talks about how artificial turf can reduce water use at golf facilities.
There’s plenty more too – enjoy the issue!