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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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.

Huxley Golf completes tee project on Swanston’s short course
Huxley Golf
News | Thu 22 Apr, 2021

Huxley Golf completes tee project on Swanston’s short course

British supplier also installs a 75-foot-long practice tee strip at Edinburgh club.

Construction begins on new nine-hole course by EGD in Kazakhstan
Sembol Construction
News | Wed 21 Apr, 2021

Construction begins on new nine-hole course by EGD in Kazakhstan

The par-34 layout is part of a master-planned community on the shores of the Caspian Sea.

Sanford Golf Design creates reversible nine for Florida muni
Art Cicconi
News | Tue 20 Apr, 2021

Sanford Golf Design creates reversible nine for Florida muni

Newly named Sailfish Sands facility also adds Toptracer driving range and new putting greens.

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.

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MAGAZINE

New issue of By Design marks 75 years of ASGCA
Magazine, News | Thu 12 Aug, 2021

New issue of By Design marks 75 years of ASGCA

Special report highlights key aspects of the profession that will endure for the next 75 years.

Gopher Watch Competition – July 2021
GCA
Gopher Watch, News | Tue 20 Jul, 2021

Gopher Watch Competition – July 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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