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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Pebble Beach ready to open Tiger Woods’ reimagined ‘The Hay’
MillerBrown
News | Tue 06 Apr, 2021

Pebble Beach ready to open Tiger Woods’ reimagined ‘The Hay’

TGR Design’s new short course references the resort’s golfing history.

Construction begins on new nine-hole Stirling & Martin course in Paraguay
Stirling & Martin
News | Fri 26 Mar, 2021

Construction begins on new nine-hole Stirling & Martin course in Paraguay

First stage of 27 holes planned for 1,400-hectare development in Asuncion.

IMG designs new nine-hole course in Mauritius
IMG
News | Wed 17 Mar, 2021

IMG designs new nine-hole course in Mauritius

Construction work will begin on par-three layout at Azuri Ocean and Golf Village in April.

New course to open at Barnbougle Dunes this month
Nick Wall
News | Thu 11 Mar, 2021

New course to open at Barnbougle Dunes this month

Bill Coore designs 14-hole layout with “sporty” holes on dune ridge above Lost Farm.

Silvies Valley Ranch starts work on new putting course
Dan Hixson
News | Thu 25 Feb, 2021

Silvies Valley Ranch starts work on new putting course

Dan Hixson designs green around the edge of a lake at the Oregon resort.

R&A submits planning application for new golf facility in Glasgow
The R&A
News | Thu 11 Feb, 2021

R&A submits planning application for new golf facility in Glasgow

Lethamhill muni would become community venue including nine holes, short course and walking trails.

Agustin Pizá revisits ‘pit’ concept for private community layout in Mexico
Piza Golf
News | Thu 11 Feb, 2021

Agustin Pizá revisits ‘pit’ concept for private community layout in Mexico

Architect plans multi-purpose complex with sprawling green for waste area in Valle de Bravo.

The Playground by Tiger Woods opens at Jack’s Bay
Jack's Bay
News | Fri 04 Sep, 2020

The Playground by Tiger Woods opens at Jack’s Bay

Ten-hole short course overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and can be played in a variety of configurations.

Cervone and Farrow develop transformation plans for ‘The Bob’
News | Fri 14 Aug, 2020

Cervone and Farrow develop transformation plans for ‘The Bob’

Architects propose to replace par-67 Pittsburgh muni with a nine-hole course and par-three layout.

King-Collins to build twelve-hole course in Mississippi
King-Collins
News | Wed 12 Aug, 2020

King-Collins to build twelve-hole course in Mississippi

Brazenhead layout will repurpose closed country club with ‘best solution for the property’.

Putting course ‘amazing success’ at Black Butte Ranch
John Fought
News | Tue 11 Aug, 2020

Putting course ‘amazing success’ at Black Butte Ranch

John Fought designs Little Meadow as a continuous loop that can play in both directions.

Planning application submitted for £13m Centurion Golf Centre
Dave Thomas Limited
News | Fri 07 Aug, 2020

Planning application submitted for £13m Centurion Golf Centre

Paul Thomas produces new 12-hole layout plan, which is being considered by members of Wallsend Golf Club.

New short course at Princenbosch on track for September opening
Alan Rijks
News | Wed 05 Aug, 2020

New short course at Princenbosch on track for September opening

Alan Rijks designs nine-hole par-three layout, with lighting for evening play, at Dutch club.

DuPont CC opens new practice area designed by Sanford Golf Design
dupont country club
News | Wed 24 Jun, 2020

DuPont CC opens new practice area designed by Sanford Golf Design

Delaware club’s Montachanin executive course is repurposed to make space for new facility.

LATEST
MAGAZINE

Spring 2021 issue of ASGCA’s By Design magazine is out now
ASGCA
Magazine, News | Tue 09 Mar, 2021

Spring 2021 issue of ASGCA’s By Design magazine is out now

Profiles six clubs highlighted by the latest ASGCA Design Excellence Recognition Program.

Gopher Watch Competition – January 2021
Gopher Watch, News | Tue 19 Jan, 2021

Gopher Watch Competition – January 2021

Which course has Sandy the gopher visited this month?

FEATURE
ARTICLES

The Sink Hole: chasing aces in Kentucky
Daniel Smith
Interview | Richard Humphreys

The Sink Hole: chasing aces in Kentucky

Jerry Lemons discusses his nine-hole short course design at The Club at Olde Stone.

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.

“A full round of golf, but in half the time”
Interview | Richard Humphreys

“A full round of golf, but in half the time”

Dino De Abreu talks about Whistling Thorn, an 18-hole par-three course he designed in South Africa.

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.

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