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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Trevor Dormer to extend Old Dane to 12 holes
Old Dane
News | Wed 03 Apr, 2024

Trevor Dormer to extend Old Dane to 12 holes

Canadian architect plans to “do some different, quirky things” for his design debut in Nebraska

Himalayas Golf creates indoor short-game area for Bayview club in Toronto
Himalayas Golf
News | Thu 21 Mar, 2024

Himalayas Golf creates indoor short-game area for Bayview club in Toronto

The 5,000-square-foot facility includes a bunker and three-tiered artificial turf green

Chris Wilczynski’s Clover nine takes shape at Killearn Club
Chris Wilczynski
News | Tue 19 Mar, 2024

Chris Wilczynski’s Clover nine takes shape at Killearn Club

Architect aims “to create short, fun and accessible holes” that complement the club’s Camellia course

Ken Moodie opens putting course at Westminster Park
Josh Ford-Brown
News | Thu 14 Mar, 2024

Ken Moodie opens putting course at Westminster Park

Architect turns operator at nine-hole par-three facility near Chester, England

Sarasota’s Bobby Jones club reopens after renovation
Renovations, News | Fri 15 Dec, 2023

Sarasota’s Bobby Jones club reopens after renovation

Richard Mandell restores the 18 Donald Ross-designed holes at the Florida municipal

Jonathan Davison under way with new project in Czech Republic
Create Golf
News | Mon 06 Nov, 2023

Jonathan Davison under way with new project in Czech Republic

Work at Heipark Tošovice resort begins with nine-hole academy course

New nine-hole South Shore course opens in Rhode Island
Doug Long
News | Wed 25 Oct, 2023

New nine-hole South Shore course opens in Rhode Island

Woodland layout at over-55s community is first newbuild in the state for a decade

Nine-hole course by Tyler Rae opens at Spy Ring on Long Island
Laurence Lambrecht
News | Wed 11 Oct, 2023

Nine-hole course by Tyler Rae opens at Spy Ring on Long Island

Layout is part of a new residential community that will debut in May 2024

Jay Blasi nears completion of Golden Gate Park renovation
Jay Blasi
News | Fri 28 Jul, 2023

Jay Blasi nears completion of Golden Gate Park renovation

Architect aims to improve playability and sustainability at San Francisco nine-hole course

New short course by Ray Hearn to debut in Michigan next year
Boyne Resorts
News | Thu 27 Jul, 2023

New short course by Ray Hearn to debut in Michigan next year

Nine-hole par-three layout enters construction at The Highlands at Harbor Springs, a Boyne resort

Jansen brings Himalayas-inspired designs to Toronto
Jansen Golf Group
News | Wed 19 Jul, 2023

Jansen brings Himalayas-inspired designs to Toronto

Donalda Club has opened a new practice area with pronounced mounds and swales

Construction of new short course under way at SkyRidge Park City
SkyRidge Park City
News | Fri 23 Jun, 2023

Construction of new short course under way at SkyRidge Park City

Jon Garner’s three-hole design for theStelle Golf can also be played as nine-hole par-three course

New par-three course under construction at Big Cedar Lodge
Big Cedar Lodge
News | Fri 02 Jun, 2023

New par-three course under construction at Big Cedar Lodge

Eighteen-hole layout is being built next to the Tiger Woods-designed Payne’s Valley

Nine-hole layout designed by Jonathan Davison opens at Bois d’Arlon
Bois d’Arlon Golf and Resort
News | Fri 26 May, 2023

Nine-hole layout designed by Jonathan Davison opens at Bois d’Arlon

Belgian resort will also open new eighteen-hole layout by Stuart Hallett in 2024

LATEST
MAGAZINE

Spring 2024 issue of ASGCA’s By Design magazine is out now
Magazine, News | Wed 13 Mar, 2024

Spring 2024 issue of ASGCA’s By Design magazine is out now

New issue poses the question ‘Are putting courses a good investment?’

Gopher Watch Competition – January 2024
Gopher Watch, News | Thu 11 Jan, 2024

Gopher Watch Competition – January 2024

Which course has Sandy the gopher visited this month?

FEATURE
ARTICLES

The Gravel Pit: Dramatic short shots in central Minnesota
Nicholas Hoffmann
Feature | Richard Humphreys

The Gravel Pit: Dramatic short shots in central Minnesota

Scott Hoffmann incorporates template concepts for new thirteen-hole par-three course

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.

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