Editor: Adam Lawrence
Publication manager: Benedict Pask
Dr Alister Mackenzie’s 13 principles of golf architecture are thought of as a great touchpoint for anyone creating or designing a golf course. In the lead feature of issue 48 of Golf Course Architecture, Adam Lawrence reports on how some golf architects are taking McKenzie’s advice and eliminating rough to help prevent the need to search for lost balls.
In the tee box news section, we report back from Streamsong Resort in Florida, where the final preparations are being made ahead of the opening of a new 18-hole course designed by Gil Hanse. Mark Chalfant profiles the life and work of Devereux Emmet, while golf architect and shaper Jaeger Kovich provides insight on the art of chunking – the technique by which many modern bunkers are built. GCA also heads to the Bahamas to take a look at the new Albany development, which features a course designed by Ernie Els and Greg Letsche.