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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NEWS

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.

New 18-hole layout by Pacific Coast Design takes shape at Aquella
News | Wed 15 May, 2019

New 18-hole layout by Pacific Coast Design takes shape at Aquella

Former Thai Muang golf course in Thailand has been completely rebuilt and rebranded.

Shaping in progress at new IMG layout in Vietnam
News | Mon 13 May, 2019

Shaping in progress at new IMG layout in Vietnam

Design firm creates Lao Cai course on hilly site near the Chinese border.

Construction of Muong Thanh Dien Lam course nears completion
News | Fri 03 May, 2019

Construction of Muong Thanh Dien Lam course nears completion

IMG creates new layout for Vietnam resort with ‘a spectacular lake in play on several holes’.

Gary Player Design targets 2020 soft opening for Luštica Bay Golf Club
News | Wed 24 Apr, 2019

Gary Player Design targets 2020 soft opening for Luštica Bay Golf Club

Montenegro’s first golf course will offer ‘breath-taking views of the Kotor Bay and Adriatic Sea’.

Pacific Links selects Tiger Woods and Gil Hanse to develop Mākaha courses
News | Fri 05 Apr, 2019

Pacific Links selects Tiger Woods and Gil Hanse to develop Mākaha courses

New layouts to take advantage of “cathedral-like setting” of Hawaii coastline and mountains.

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MAGAZINE

The July 2019 issue of Golf Course Architecture is out now!
Magazine, News | Tue 16 Jul, 2019

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

The cover of our new issue features the new eighth hole at Royal Portrush’s Dunluce course.

Gopher Watch Competition – July 2019
Gopher Watch, News | Richard Humphreys

Gopher Watch Competition – July 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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