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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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.

Construction begins on Siam CC’s new Bangkok layout
News | Fri 01 Mar, 2019

Construction begins on Siam CC’s new Bangkok layout

Clearing is in progress on the club’s fifth course, designed by golf course architect Toby Cobb.

Construction to begin on Vladivostok’s first golf course
News | Wed 20 Feb, 2019

Construction to begin on Vladivostok’s first golf course

Jari Rasinkangas, Ronald Fream and George Philpott co-design new layout in Russian port city.

Spogárd says new layout at Ålands could become one of Europe’s top 25
News | Mon 18 Feb, 2019

Spogárd says new layout at Ålands could become one of Europe’s top 25

Architect is overseeing complete overhaul of Castle course on rugged shores of Finnish island.

Latvian club reopens with new identity and new course
News | Mon 21 Jan, 2019

Latvian club reopens with new identity and new course

Jurmala Golf Club & Hotel debuts new Nicklaus Design course and practice facilities.

Chee Chan Golf Resort officially opens new Golfplan-designed course
News | Wed 16 Jan, 2019

Chee Chan Golf Resort officially opens new Golfplan-designed course

110-feet high likeness of Gautama Buddha dominates views from new layout in Pattaya, Thailand.

New golf course opens for play at Dubai Hills Estate development
News | Fri 07 Dec, 2018

New golf course opens for play at Dubai Hills Estate development

Gary Johnston of European Golf Design creates memorable layout for Emaar development firm.

LATEST
MAGAZINE

Summer 2019 issue of ASGCA’s By Design magazine now available
Magazine, News | Wed 19 Jun, 2019

Summer 2019 issue of ASGCA’s By Design magazine now available

Members talk about golf projects that they have worked on in emerging golf markets.

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

Gopher Watch Competition – April 2019

Which course has Sandy the gopher visited this month?

FEATURE
ARTICLES

“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.

What does the future of golf course architecture hold?
Feature | Adam Lawrence

What does the future of golf course architecture hold?

How the profession may change between now and 2030.

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