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From its origins in Scotland, and early twentieth century expansion in Western Europe and the United States, golf continues to reach new markets throughout the world. Newer markets, including China, elsewhere in Asia, plus North Africa and the Middle East, have their own unique considerations for golf course development.

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Construction begins on Benin’s first ever golf course
Jeremy Pern
News | Fri 17 May, 2024

Construction begins on Benin’s first ever golf course

Jeremy Pern routes West Africa design around sacred grove and voodoo shrines

Brian Curley’s Shura Links announced on Red Sea island
Curley-Wagner Golf Design
News | Tue 07 May, 2024

Brian Curley’s Shura Links announced on Red Sea island

New course in Saudi Arabia being developed in line with GEO Foundation OnCourse methodology

New Gary Player course takes shape in Montenegro
Gary Player Design
News | Mon 29 Apr, 2024

New Gary Player course takes shape in Montenegro

Construction of opening nine is progressing on rocky site overlooking the Adriatic Sea

New Brian Curley course opens at Stone Highland in Vietnam
Schmidt-Curley Design
News | Tue 12 Dec, 2023

New Brian Curley course opens at Stone Highland in Vietnam

Architect has designed two 18-hole layouts on mountain terrain for the Hanoi project

La Réserve opens for play at Heritage ahead of Mauritius Open
Jacob Sjoman
News | Mon 27 Nov, 2023

La Réserve opens for play at Heritage ahead of Mauritius Open

Peter Matkovich and Louis Oosthuizen design is recognised for habitat restoration

IMG appointed to manage RTJ II design for Neom megaproject in Saudi Arabia
NEOM
News | Thu 10 Aug, 2023

IMG appointed to manage RTJ II design for Neom megaproject in Saudi Arabia

Nine-hole course will be located on Sindalah luxury island and yachting destination

South course opens at Legend Valley in Vietnam
Nicklaus Design
News | Wed 07 Jun, 2023

South course opens at Legend Valley in Vietnam

New layout by Nicklaus Design has been built around mountains and rock formations

Faldo Design gets green light for Fairwinds project in Pakistan
Faldo Design
News | Fri 19 May, 2023

Faldo Design gets green light for Fairwinds project in Pakistan

DHA Karachi selects designer for golf course portion of 20,000-acre development

La Réserve grows in at Heritage ahead of December 2023 opening
Jacob Sjöman
News | Tue 16 May, 2023

La Réserve grows in at Heritage ahead of December 2023 opening

Peter Matkovich and Louis Oosthuizen design in Mauritius has views of Indian Ocean on every hole

Work begins on new course by Ernie Els Design in Mexico
Oleada Pacific Living & Golf
News | Wed 26 Apr, 2023

Work begins on new course by Ernie Els Design in Mexico

Oleada Golf Links will be the centrepiece of an 860-acre resort and community development

Nicklaus Design under way with new course at Jack’s Bay
Jack's Bay
News | Mon 24 Apr, 2023

Nicklaus Design under way with new course at Jack’s Bay

Layout in the Bahamas will have several holes located along the Atlantic coast

Edwin Roald designs new nine for Selfoss Golf Course
Edwin Roald
News | Thu 13 Apr, 2023

Edwin Roald designs new nine for Selfoss Golf Course

Architect is introducing template concepts such as Eden, Cape, Road and Redan to Icelandic layout

New Stirling & Martin course takes shape near Bucharest
National Golf & Country Club
News | Wed 12 Apr, 2023

New Stirling & Martin course takes shape near Bucharest

Eighteen-hole layout is the centrepiece of a 60-million-euro project close to the Romanian capital

New Kilada course takes shape in southern Greece

Nicklaus Design

News | Tue 24 Jan, 2023

New Kilada course takes shape in southern Greece

Dirk Bouts of Nicklaus Design aims to make the most of the site’s sea and mountain views

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MAGAZINE

The April 2024 issue of Golf Course Architecture is out now!
Magazine, News | Thu 18 Apr, 2024

The April 2024 issue of Golf Course Architecture is out now!

Our cover features Shorty’s at Bandon Dunes, the resort’s new 19-hole par-three course designed by WAC Golf

Gopher Watch Competition – April 2024
Gopher Watch, News | Adam Lawrence

Gopher Watch Competition – April 2024

Which course has Sandy the gopher visited this month?

FEATURE
ARTICLES

New frontiers: an interview with Cynthia Dye McGarey
Dye Designs
Interview | Richard Humphreys

New frontiers: an interview with Cynthia Dye McGarey

Richard Humphreys speaks with the American architect about her experience of designing the only golf course in Iraq, and more

From Wausa to the world
Dan Blankenship
Opinion | Addison DeHaven

From Wausa to the world

Addison DeHaven discusses the career of Dan Blankenship, designer of 18 golf courses in Brazil.

Grand sand designs
Istockphoto.com
Feature | Toby Ingleton

Grand sand designs

Toby Ingleton finds out about the origins of the game in Saudi Arabia, and what the future holds.

Ayla Oasis: Dealing with extremes
Opinion | Joe Betulius

Ayla Oasis: Dealing with extremes

Joe Betulius discusses how Profile Products helped to establish the Greg Norman layout in Jordan.

“Brazil isn’t exactly the Mecca of golf”
Interview | Richard Humphreys

“Brazil isn’t exactly the Mecca of golf”

Claudio Golombek talks about golf development in Brazil and his short layout at Golf Ville Resort.

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