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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New putting course at Silvies Valley Ranch set to open in spring 2022
Silvies Valley Ranch
News | Thu 25 Nov, 2021

New putting course at Silvies Valley Ranch set to open in spring 2022

Construction is now complete on 18-hole ‘Claire’s course’ layout by Dan Hixson.

Clifftop putting course delivers wow factor for Colorado club
Country Club at Castle Pines
News | Tue 16 Nov, 2021

Clifftop putting course delivers wow factor for Colorado club

The Country Club at Castle Pines draws inspiration from Sitwell Park for The Crags.

De Simone designs practice area for private resort near Verona
De Simone Golf Design
News | Thu 11 Nov, 2021

De Simone designs practice area for private resort near Verona

Riviera’s sixth hole inspires Italian architect for his short game area at Torre di Terzolan.

Synthetic turf course in construction in northeast France
Southwest Greens Construction
News | Fri 05 Nov, 2021

Synthetic turf course in construction in northeast France

Diamond Golf Architects’ layout at Golf Academie 57 features a mix of par threes and fours.

Tilander Golf Design plans new six-hole short course in Estonia
Tilander Golf Design
News | Mon 01 Nov, 2021

Tilander Golf Design plans new six-hole short course in Estonia

Lassi Tilander aims to create fun and playable par-three layout for Rae Golf.

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.

Tower Tee to open in spring 2022 following Schaupeter redesign
Art Schaupeter
News | Mon 25 Oct, 2021

Tower Tee to open in spring 2022 following Schaupeter redesign

The nine-hole par-three course has greens inspired by famous par threes such as Redan and Eden.

Bay Hill-inspired putting course opens at Orlando park this summer
Arnold Palmer Design Company
News | Mon 26 Jul, 2021

Bay Hill-inspired putting course opens at Orlando park this summer

Brandon Johnson transforms part of Lake Lorna Doone to bring golf to historically at-risk neighbourhood.

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.

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.

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.

Blackwolf Run opens new 10-hole par-three course
Kohler Co
News | Fri 04 Jun, 2021

Blackwolf Run opens new 10-hole par-three course

Chris Lutzke and Herb Kohler design short layout with holes ranging from 60 to 160 yards.

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.

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

“Every square foot was designed to clone what players experience in tournament play”
Larry Lambrecht
Interview | Richard Humphreys

“Every square foot was designed to clone what players experience in tournament play”

Bobby Weed talks with GCA about the practice facility at Michael Jordan’s The Grove XXIII club.

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.

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