SHORT
COURSES

Short courses are a popular option for golf clubs for many reasons. They allow golfers to have a complete golf experience in a smaller window of time and using a smaller parcel of land, they can be a great environment for introducing new golfers to the sport and a fun way for all types of players to work on their game.

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NEWS

Agustín Pizá creates unique practice area for private client in Mexico
News | Fri 03 Jan, 2020

Agustín Pizá creates unique practice area for private client in Mexico

Architect conceives ‘golf lounge’ as a grass sculpture that is both beautiful to look at and functional.

Swan designs academy for Stirling’s 150th year
News | Wed 13 Nov, 2019

Swan designs academy for Stirling’s 150th year

Scottish club hopes new practice facility will attract new golfers to the game.

North Carolina resort opens 12-hole par-three course
News | Mon 04 Nov, 2019

North Carolina resort opens 12-hole par-three course

Beau Welling designs The Saddle at GlenCove for new community development

Hawtree completes new short course for Adlington
News | Fri 11 Oct, 2019

Hawtree completes new short course for Adlington

Nine-hole par three course relocated in advance of road construction project.

Chaska approves Artisan Golf Design’s redesign plans for short course
News | Wed 18 Sep, 2019

Chaska approves Artisan Golf Design’s redesign plans for short course

Benjamin Warren to overhaul Minnesota municipal, which neighbours Hazeltine National.

New short course at Concession Golf Club to open in November
News | Wed 07 Aug, 2019

New short course at Concession Golf Club to open in November

Nicklaus’s team designs par-three layout with inspiration from TPC Sawgrass, Riviera and St Andrews.

New putting course at Lake Marion set to open in August
News | Mon 29 Jul, 2019

New putting course at Lake Marion set to open in August

Kris Spence designs Palmetto Traverse, a 35,000-square-foot green for South Carolina municipal.

New 10-hole par-three course taking shape at Forest Dunes
News | Wed 03 Jul, 2019

New 10-hole par-three course taking shape at Forest Dunes

Johns and Rhebb collaborate for short layout between Doak and Weiskopf layouts at Michigan club.

Wilczynski and DeVries design short game area for University of Michigan
News | Thu 06 Jun, 2019

Wilczynski and DeVries design short game area for University of Michigan

New practice complex features two large greens, three bunkers, as well as fairway and rough areas.

Whitman and Axland collaborate for new short course at Cabot Links
News | Fri 24 May, 2019

Whitman and Axland collaborate for new short course at Cabot Links

Architects design par-three layout on rolling ground with views of the Gulf of Saint Lawrence.

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.

Andrew Green restores Donald Ross features at Cape Fear
News | Thu 09 May, 2019

Andrew Green restores Donald Ross features at Cape Fear

Architect rebuilds greens at lower elevation to promote the ground game.

Harradine Golf gets green light for Tunis project
News | Thu 25 Apr, 2019

Harradine Golf gets green light for Tunis project

Architect firm receives approval for construction to begin on nine-hole course in Tunisia.

Erin Hills unveils new Fry/Straka putting course
News | Fri 19 Apr, 2019

Erin Hills unveils new Fry/Straka putting course

Former US Open venue features an “unbelievably dramatic” green with 12 feet of elevation change.

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The January 2020 issue of Golf Course Architecture is out now!
Magazine, News | Thu 16 Jan, 2020

The January 2020 issue of Golf Course Architecture is out now!

The cover of our new issue features Kyle Phillips’ layout at Bernardus Golf in the Netherlands.

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Gopher Watch Competition – January 2020
Gopher Watch, News | Thu 16 Jan, 2020

Gopher Watch Competition – January 2020

Which course has Sandy the gopher visited this month?

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FEATURE
ARTICLES

Eight tips for good short game area design
Opinion | Thad Layton

Eight tips for good short game area design

Thad Layton of Arnold Palmer Design Company outlines the essentials for good practice facilities.

“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.

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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