NEW
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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NEWS

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.

John Fought designs new six-hole par-three course for Cedar Hills in Utah
John Fought
News | Wed 27 Oct, 2021

John Fought designs new six-hole par-three course for Cedar Hills in Utah

Short layout will have holes ranging from 60 to 115 yards and is expected to open in summer 2022.

Te Arai South growing in ahead of 2022 opening
Ricky Robinson
News | Wed 20 Oct, 2021

Te Arai South growing in ahead of 2022 opening

Strategy of new course by Coore and Crenshaw is determined by site’s natural dune contours.

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.

Construction of new Chet Williams course in Texas to begin this week
Chet Williams
News | Tue 14 Sep, 2021

Construction of new Chet Williams course in Texas to begin this week

Eighteen-hole layout at Big Easy Ranch will include 80-foot drops, tree-lined fairways and waterfalls.

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.

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.

LATEST
MAGAZINE

The October 2021 issue of Golf Course Architecture is out now!
Magazine, News | Tue 19 Oct, 2021

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

Our cover features the first hole of the new St Patrick’s Links course at Rosapenna.

Gopher Watch Competition – October 2021
Gopher Watch, News | Tue 19 Oct, 2021

Gopher Watch Competition – October 2021

Which course has Sandy the gopher visited this month?

FEATURE
ARTICLES

St Patrick’s Links: Rolling and tumbling
Clyde Johnson
On site | Adam Lawrence

St Patrick’s Links: Rolling and tumbling

Adam Lawrence visited Rosapenna in Ireland to see Tom Doak’s new course.

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.

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