EMERGING
GOLF MARKETS

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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First nine of new 27-hole Cape Verde project opens for play
Viveiro Golf Course
News | Fri 01 Apr, 2022

First nine of new 27-hole Cape Verde project opens for play

Italian agronomist Fulvio Bani designs Viveiro layout on the desert island of Sal

Redesigned Aurora International course to open next month
Leo Diaz Design
News | Thu 24 Mar, 2022

Redesigned Aurora International course to open next month

Greg Norman team completes work on Anguilla layout, with new short course to follow in summer

South course construction progresses at Rose Canyon in Vietnam
Nicklaus Design
News | Mon 21 Mar, 2022

South course construction progresses at Rose Canyon in Vietnam

Work advances on first of two Nicklaus Design courses for BRG Group development in Ha Nam

Vingroup selects design team for new courses at Ha Long Bay
istock
News | Tue 01 Mar, 2022

Vingroup selects design team for new courses at Ha Long Bay

Vietnam’s largest conglomerate will work with Clayton, DeVries & Pont on 36-hole project

New Faldo course in Pakistan set for official opening
Faldo Design
News | Wed 23 Feb, 2022

New Faldo course in Pakistan set for official opening

Rumanza layout has three distinct sections, characterised by desert, trees and water

Pickala Golf targets 2024 opening for new par-three course
Tilander Golf Design
News | Wed 02 Feb, 2022

Pickala Golf targets 2024 opening for new par-three course

Finnish club appoints Lassi Pekka Tilander to design nine-hole layout called the Rock

Two new courses to open at Costa Navarino in February 2022
Fabian Sixt
News | Thu 25 Nov, 2021

Two new courses to open at Costa Navarino in February 2022

José María Olazábal layouts are located in the Navarino Hills development at the Greek resort.

Faldo Design breaks ground on new course in northeast Vietnam
Faldo Design
News | Mon 01 Nov, 2021

Faldo Design breaks ground on new course in northeast Vietnam

Water will play a key role in the back nine of the Silk Path Dong Trieu layout.

Tilander Golf Design plans new six-hole short course in Estonia
Tilander Golf Design
News | Mon 01 Nov, 2021

Tilander Golf Design plans new six-hole short course in Estonia

Lassi Tilander aims to create fun and playable par-three layout for Rae Golf.

Construction continues on Iraq’s first golf course
Golf International
News | Wed 27 Oct, 2021

Construction continues on Iraq’s first golf course

Cynthia Dye McGarey routes Erbil layout through valley with meandering stream and lakes.

Ballyshear Golf Links in Thailand opens for member play
Ban Rakat Club
News | Thu 14 Oct, 2021

Ballyshear Golf Links in Thailand opens for member play

Gil Hanse’s layout for Ban Rakat Club is inspired by Macdonald and Raynor’s Lido Golf Club.

Dirab Golf & Country Club reopens following renovation
Golf Saudi
News | Fri 24 Sep, 2021

Dirab Golf & Country Club reopens following renovation

Golf Saudi oversees redevelopment of both the course and club facilities.

Construction complete on two new courses in Vietnam
Novaland Group
News | Fri 20 Aug, 2021

Construction complete on two new courses in Vietnam

Designs by Greg Norman form part of a huge development project in Phan Thiet.

Singapore Island unveils new 27-hole course by Graham Marsh
Singapore Island CC
News | Wed 04 Aug, 2021

Singapore Island unveils new 27-hole course by Graham Marsh

The Millennium, Peirce and Forest nines can be played in three 18-hole combinations.

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MAGAZINE

The April 2022 issue of Golf Course Architecture is out now!
Magazine, News | Wed 13 Apr, 2022

The April 2022 issue of Golf Course Architecture is out now!

Features Shizuoka Country Shimada in Japan, Real Las Palmas in Spain and Wicker Point in Alabama

Gopher Watch Competition – April 2022
Gopher Watch, News | Adam Lawrence

Gopher Watch Competition – April 2022

Which course has Sandy the gopher visited this month?

FEATURE
ARTICLES

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.

Twin Dolphin Golf Club: Natural selection
On site | Adam Lawrence

Twin Dolphin Golf Club: Natural selection

Todd Eckenrode’s naturalistic approach has paid dividends for the new layout in Mexico, as Adam Lawrence reports.

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