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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Faldo takes inspiration from major wins for new Chart Hills short course
Chart Hills
News | Wed 03 Aug, 2022

Faldo takes inspiration from major wins for new Chart Hills short course

Six-hole layout will include design features found at St Andrews and Augusta National

Kevin Hargrave completes short course for Kentucky racehorse owner
Kevin Hargrave
News | Fri 06 May, 2022

Kevin Hargrave completes short course for Kentucky racehorse owner

Layout for Terry Green of Jackpot Farm is played to three synthetic greens

Nathan Crace and RTJ II collaborate on 10-hole Otter Creek project
Nathan Crace
News | Mon 25 Apr, 2022

Nathan Crace and RTJ II collaborate on 10-hole Otter Creek project

New short course part of a master plan that will protect over 100 acres of urban green space

TGR Design completes two new PopStroke putting courses
Twitter/@TigerWoods
News | Fri 22 Apr, 2022

TGR Design completes two new PopStroke putting courses

Tiger Woods says courses at Sarasota location, which opens on 28 April, “can be enjoyed by all"

New 10-hole short course opens at Omni Amelia Island Resort
Matthew Majka
News | Thu 21 Apr, 2022

New 10-hole short course opens at Omni Amelia Island Resort

Beau Welling’s Little Sandy design can be played in just over an hour

Art Schaupeter hired for redesign of Lozano’s short course
Art Schaupeter
News | Thu 14 Apr, 2022

Art Schaupeter hired for redesign of Lozano’s short course

Architect plans “a very fun and engaging playing experience” for Texas municipal

First nine of new 27-hole Cape Verde project opens for play
Viveiro Golf Course
News | Fri 01 Apr, 2022

First nine of new 27-hole Cape Verde project opens for play

Italian agronomist Fulvio Bani designs Viveiro layout on the desert island of Sal

Pickala Golf targets 2024 opening for new par-three course
Tilander Golf Design
News | Wed 02 Feb, 2022

Pickala Golf targets 2024 opening for new par-three course

Finnish club appoints Lassi Pekka Tilander to design nine-hole layout called the Rock

Streamsong to add fourth layout to its portfolio
Streamsong Resort
News | Fri 28 Jan, 2022

Streamsong to add fourth layout to its portfolio

Florida resort appoints Coore & Crenshaw for short course on 100-acre site near The Lodge

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.

LATEST
MAGAZINE

Fall 2022 issue of ASGCA’s By Design magazine is out now
Magazine, News | Thu 08 Sep, 2022

Fall 2022 issue of ASGCA’s By Design magazine is out now

Architects discuss how they rebuilt a golf course to be more resilient to storms and flooding events

Gopher Watch Competition – July 2022
Gopher Watch, News | Tue 19 Jul, 2022

Gopher Watch Competition – July 2022

Which course has Sandy the gopher visited this month?

FEATURE
ARTICLES

The Harmon Course at Floridian National: Seeing double
Evan Schiller
Interview | Richard Humphreys

The Harmon Course at Floridian National: Seeing double

Nine-hole par-three layout by Jon Schmenk, Butch Harmon and Kelly Gibson includes a unique shared green concept

“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.

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