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Issue 60 - April 2020

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The cover of this latest issue of GCA features Les Bordes in France. Gil Hanse talks with Richard Wax about his design of the New course.

Our main feature article pays tribute to legendary golf course designer Pete Dye, who passed away at the start of 2020. Golf course architects including Bill Coore, Jim Nagle, Forrest Richardson, Bobby Weed, Ron Forse, Bruce Charlton, Tom Doak, Christoph Staedler and plenty more talk about Dye’s influence on golf course design and share their stories of him.

We also have reports from site visits to Costa Palmas Golf Club in Mexico, where the Robert Trent Jones II firm has designed a ‘symphony of sand’, and the Navarino Hills development in Greece, where Olazabal Design is making progress with the construction of two new golf courses.

Elsewhere in the issue, Peter Harradine rages about the presence of unnecessary bunkers on golf courses, while Sam Sakocius reports on Saudi Arabia’s ambitious plans that the country hopes will make turn it into a major player in the world golf market.

There is also news of a huge Fry/Straka renovation in New Jersey, for Union League National Golf Club; Tim Lobb talks about the landscape and heather restoration work he has been undertaking at British golf clubs; and we hear about the progress being made on Faldo Design’s new Rumanza golf course in Pakistan.

There’s plenty more too – enjoy the issue!

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HIGHLIGHTS

Useless monuments: the scourge of golf

Useless monuments: the scourge of golf

Peter Harradine rages about the presence of unnecessary bunkers on golf courses.

From the ground up, in every sense

From the ground up, in every sense

Sam Sakocius reports on Saudi Arabia’s ambitious plans to become a major player in the world golf market.

Gil Hanse: In with the New

Gil Hanse: In with the New

Part one of two: the architect discusses his design of the New course at the iconic Les Bordes club in France.

Design influencer

Design influencer

Golf course architects share their memories of Pete Dye, and explain how he influenced their work.

Navarino Hills: Grand ambitions

Navarino Hills: Grand ambitions

Adam Lawrence visited Greece to see the next stage of the huge Costa Navarino development.

Costa Palmas: Symphony of sand

Costa Palmas: Symphony of sand

Adam Lawrence visits the new Robert Trent Jones II course on the Sea of Cortes in Mexico.

“A full round of golf, but in half the time”

“A full round of golf, but in half the time”

Dino De Abreu talks about Whistling Thorn, an 18-hole par-three course he designed in South Africa.

Chelmsford introduces new bunkering and improves drainage

Chelmsford introduces new bunkering and improves drainage

Club works with Mackenzie & Ebert and construction firm MJ Abbott to transform hazards.

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