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GOLF COURSES

While new golf designs may not be appearing at the same pace as in the 1990s and early 2000s, there continues to be a steady flow of new courses, both in established and new golf markets. Projects can range from simple short course and practice-orientated facilities to multi-course complexes that form part of a large resort or real estate development.

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Harrison Minchew and Fred Funk near completion of RainDance National
Capillary Bunkers
News | Mon 26 Jul, 2021

Harrison Minchew and Fred Funk near completion of RainDance National

New course in Colorado enters final stages of construction ahead of July 2022 opening.

New Binh Tien course in Vietnam to open in autumn 2021
Golfplan
News | Fri 23 Jul, 2021

New Binh Tien course in Vietnam to open in autumn 2021

Golfplan layout will be the centrepiece of a resort development located near the city of Cam Ranh.

New 12-hole par-three course opens for preview play at Trappers Turn
Trappers Turn
News | Tue 20 Jul, 2021

New 12-hole par-three course opens for preview play at Trappers Turn

Andy North and Craig Haltom design 12North on 15-acre parcel of land in Wisconsin Dells.

Godrej Golf Links opens for play near Indian capital
Golf Design India
News | Fri 16 Jul, 2021

Godrej Golf Links opens for play near Indian capital

Vijit Nandrajog designs nine-hole layout as part of housing development project near New Delhi.

Greg Norman and Dean Lukin Jr relaunch Port Lincoln project
Dean Lukin Jr
News | Thu 15 Jul, 2021

Greg Norman and Dean Lukin Jr relaunch Port Lincoln project

Development of new golf course in South Australia comes nine years after original plan.

Construction begins on East River short course near downtown Houston
Midway
News | Mon 12 Jul, 2021

Construction begins on East River short course near downtown Houston

Smelek Design layout is part of a waterfront development at abandoned industrial complex.

First nine of new Yas Acres course to open in September
Ron Downs
News | Wed 07 Jul, 2021

First nine of new Yas Acres course to open in September

Fry/Straka layout in Abu Dhabi includes a 30-foot-high ridge that plays a role in every hole.

PGA National set to unveil new nine-hole ‘The Staple’ course
Evan Schiller
News | Mon 28 Jun, 2021

PGA National set to unveil new nine-hole ‘The Staple’ course

Florida resort will also open new 18-hole Match course later this summer.

Vijit Nandrajog designs Kharghar Valley golf course near Mumbai
Golf Design India
News | Mon 21 Jun, 2021

Vijit Nandrajog designs Kharghar Valley golf course near Mumbai

Architect plans to incorporate site’s dramatic topography and “unique landforms” in his layout.

Construction begins on new golf course by Jeff Howes in Romania
Jeff Howes
News | Fri 18 Jun, 2021

Construction begins on new golf course by Jeff Howes in Romania

Layout on site of former orchard is defined by two valleys that run through site.

New Aquella course in Thailand to open in August
Pacific Coast Design
News | Thu 17 Jun, 2021

New Aquella course in Thailand to open in August

PCD layout near Phuket features timber-faced bunkers and views of the Andaman Sea.

Agustin Pizá partners with Brandel Chamblee on golf course project in Mexico
Pizá Golf
News | Tue 01 Jun, 2021

Agustin Pizá partners with Brandel Chamblee on golf course project in Mexico

Construction of a 24-hole layout with four distinct six-hole loops will begin in summer 2022.

Pizá designs ‘Ranch’ layout on 25 acres in Mexico
Piza Golf
News | Fri 14 May, 2021

Pizá designs ‘Ranch’ layout on 25 acres in Mexico

New course for private client will be playable as loops of three, nine, twelve and eighteen.

Gamble Sands opens short course designed by David McLay Kidd
Courtesy of Troon
News | Wed 05 May, 2021

Gamble Sands opens short course designed by David McLay Kidd

New 14-hole par-three QuickSands layout has holes varying between 60 and 180 yards.

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MAGAZINE

The July 2021 issue of Golf Course Architecture is out now!
Magazine, News | Tue 20 Jul, 2021

The July 2021 issue of Golf Course Architecture is out now!

Our cover features the tenth hole of the newly-restored South course at Oakland Hills.

Gopher Watch Competition – July 2021
GCA
Gopher Watch, News | Tue 20 Jul, 2021

Gopher Watch Competition – July 2021

Which course has Sandy the gopher visited this month?

FEATURE
ARTICLES

Comporta Dunes: Back from the dead
Conor Walsh
Feature | Adam Lawrence

Comporta Dunes: Back from the dead

Cast into limbo by the collapse of its parent company in 2014, David McLay Kidd’s course in Portugal is now nearing completion under new ownership.

Landmand: Extreme sports
StoryLounge/Vaughn Halyard
Feature | Vaughn Halyard

Landmand: Extreme sports

Vaughn Halyard says King-Collins Design’s new course will be big news when it debuts in 2022.

“Key to the entire layout was the tremendous variety”
Stirling & Martin
Interview | Richard Humphreys

“Key to the entire layout was the tremendous variety”

Stirling & Martin’s 27-hole Altaona project is being built alongside high-end real estate.

Forest Dunes: Destination evolution
Forest Dunes
On site | Vaughn Halyard

Forest Dunes: Destination evolution

Vaughn Halyard reports from the Michigan resort, where an exciting new short course has just opened.

“Our new courses have an eye towards the past and the traditions of the game”
Interview | Richard Wax

“Our new courses have an eye towards the past and the traditions of the game”

Part two of two: Gil Hanse talks with Richard Wax about architecture, projects and popularity.

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