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Issue 58 - October 2019

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The cover of this latest issue of Golf Course Architecture features the new Hoiana Shores layout in Vietnam. The course is the first in the country designed by Robert Trent Jones II, as we discover for the lead story of our Tee Box section.

Our main feature article for this issue explores design’s greatest challenge: to create a course that is fun and playable for average golfers while also being a challenge for the elite. Golf course architects from around the world, including Andrew Goosen, Jeff Brauer, Robin Hiseman, Scott Champion and Rick Phelps, share their views.

We have reports from three site visits: European Golf Design’s newly-opened Royal Norwich in the UK; the municipal Braemar Golf Course in Minnesota, where Richard Mandell has completed a transformation of the golf course; and Ålands Golfklubb in Finland, a Philip Spogárd renovation that could be one of Europe’s elite courses.

We also find out about Kyle Phillips’ redesign of Hillcrest Country Club in Los Angeles and hear from David Bily of Steiner & Partner about two entry-level golf experiences in Switzerland. And Benjamin Warren explains how his redesign plans of a municipal short course focus on accessibility for an entire community.

There is news of Rees Jones and Bill Bergin’s work at McLemore Club in Georgia; Art Schaupeter talks about his renovation project at Westwood Country Club in St. Louis, Missouri; and we hear about Peter Harradine’s remodel of Arosa Golf Club in Switzerland.

There’s plenty more too – enjoy the issue!

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Excellence at entry level

Excellence at entry level

David Bily highlights two projects in Switzerland that are attracting new golfers with high quality entry-level experiences.

Braemar Golf Course: Breathing space

Braemar Golf Course: Breathing space

Richard Mandell has transformed a municipal facility with 27 tightly-packed holes into a memorable 18-hole layout with room for golfers, and the...

Hillcrest Country Club: Star treatment

Hillcrest Country Club: Star treatment

Behind an inconspicuous gateway across the street from Fox Studios, a Hollywood star has been under the knife. Toby Ingleton discovers more.

Ålands Golfklubb: A stately home

Ålands Golfklubb: A stately home

Adam Lawrence visits Finland’s Åland Islands to see the birth of what could be one of Europe’s elite courses.

Design’s greatest challenge

Design’s greatest challenge

Adam Lawrence reports on whether it is possible to design a course that will be fun and playable for all levels of golfer.

Schaupeter completes renovation work at Westwood in St. Louis

Schaupeter completes renovation work at Westwood in St. Louis

Architect oversees project to overhaul bunkers and redesign the eighth hole on Missouri layout.

Mackenzie & Ebert begins renovation work at Hamilton G&CC

Mackenzie & Ebert begins renovation work at Hamilton G&CC

Architects study Harry Colt plans to inform work at 2019 RBC Canadian Open venue.

Jeff Howes creates new practice facilities for Malahide

Jeff Howes creates new practice facilities for Malahide

Architect replaces the first hole on the Yellow course with a new ‘spectacular’ par three.

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