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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 advances at Faldo Design project in Pakistan
News | Wed 16 Oct, 2019

Construction advances at Faldo Design project in Pakistan

Rumanza golf course is part of huge Defence Housing Authority project in Multan.

Fourth course at Siam CC set for soft opening
News | Tue 15 Oct, 2019

Fourth course at Siam CC set for soft opening

Brian Curley designs ‘Wall of Death’ bunker complex for Rolling Hills layout in Vietnam

IDG breaks ground on Eighteen Islamabad course
News | Thu 26 Sep, 2019

IDG breaks ground on Eighteen Islamabad course

New layout will be routed through valleys at the centre of vast Pakistan development.

Hilltop Valley Golf Club in Vietnam opens IMG layout
News | Mon 23 Sep, 2019

Hilltop Valley Golf Club in Vietnam opens IMG layout

Construction is also under way on a third nine, which is set to open in early 2020.

New Faldo Design layout opens for play in Cambodia
News | Thu 12 Sep, 2019

New Faldo Design layout opens for play in Cambodia

Design firm creates the first of two new courses that will form part of Vattanac Golf Resort.

New golf course in Nigeria expected to open in 2020
News | Tue 13 Aug, 2019

New golf course in Nigeria expected to open in 2020

Construction in progress at Ron Garl-designed Castle Rock Golf Club.

Construction of new golf course in Poland set to begin in autumn
News | Wed 31 Jul, 2019

Construction of new golf course in Poland set to begin in autumn

Caspar Grauballe designs Black Water Links, the first 18-hole course in the Poznan region.

Second Curley course opens at FLC Quang Binh
News | Fri 26 Jul, 2019

Second Curley course opens at FLC Quang Binh

Ocean Dunes features plenty of natural casuarina pine vegetation and white sand.

Royal Malta hires Macpherson to extend and redesign course
News | Thu 18 Jul, 2019

Royal Malta hires Macpherson to extend and redesign course

Construction work on country’s only course is expected to begin in 2020.

Construction of new Coore & Crenshaw course may begin in autumn
News | Wed 17 Jul, 2019

Construction of new Coore & Crenshaw course may begin in autumn

Bill Coore says the clifftop site on the Caribbean island is “spectacular beyond description”.

New nine-hole Sigló course opens for first full season
News | Fri 28 Jun, 2019

New nine-hole Sigló course opens for first full season

Edwin Roald prioritises sustainable design processes for remote layout in northern Iceland.

Sri Lanka’s Victoria resort renovates course infrastructure
News | Mon 03 Jun, 2019

Sri Lanka’s Victoria resort renovates course infrastructure

Golf consultant Sam Sakocius leads project to improve turf, irrigation and drainage.

New ‘Wellness Golf’ facility opens at Chablé Resort
News | Thu 23 May, 2019

New ‘Wellness Golf’ facility opens at Chablé Resort

Agustín Pizá designs unique short layout surrounded by a Mayan forest.

Brian Curley starts work on third nine at Stone Valley
News | Fri 17 May, 2019

Brian Curley starts work on third nine at Stone Valley

Construction begins on new holes in valley setting at Vietnam resort, with dramatic backdrop.

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MAGAZINE

The October 2019 issue of Golf Course Architecture is out now!
Magazine, News | Thu 10 Oct, 2019

The October 2019 issue of Golf Course Architecture is out now!

The cover of our new issue features the new Hoiana Shores layout, designed by Robert Trent Jones II.

Gopher Watch Competition – October 2019
Gopher Watch, News | SuperUser Account

Gopher Watch Competition – October 2019

Which course has Sandy the gopher visited this month?

FEATURE
ARTICLES

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.

Mill Creek Golf Club: A kaleidoscope of options
Opinion | Ross McMurray

Mill Creek Golf Club: A kaleidoscope of options

A new golf course in Russia has been designed to be played in a multitude of ways. 

Curley’s new Burma course “promotes fast conditions”
Interview | Sean Dudley

Curley’s new Burma course “promotes fast conditions”

Myotha National near Mandalay is expected to open within three months.

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