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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NEWS

Hawtree completes new short course for Adlington
News | Fri 11 Oct, 2019

Hawtree completes new short course for Adlington

Nine-hole par three course relocated in advance of road construction project.

Chaska approves Artisan Golf Design’s redesign plans for short course
News | Wed 18 Sep, 2019

Chaska approves Artisan Golf Design’s redesign plans for short course

Benjamin Warren to overhaul Minnesota municipal, which neighbours Hazeltine National.

New short course at Concession Golf Club to open in November
News | Wed 07 Aug, 2019

New short course at Concession Golf Club to open in November

Nicklaus’s team designs par-three layout with inspiration from TPC Sawgrass, Riviera and St Andrews.

New putting course at Lake Marion set to open in August
News | Mon 29 Jul, 2019

New putting course at Lake Marion set to open in August

Kris Spence designs Palmetto Traverse, a 35,000-square-foot green for South Carolina municipal.

New 10-hole par-three course taking shape at Forest Dunes
News | Wed 03 Jul, 2019

New 10-hole par-three course taking shape at Forest Dunes

Johns and Rhebb collaborate for short layout between Doak and Weiskopf layouts at Michigan club.

Wilczynski and DeVries design short game area for University of Michigan
News | Thu 06 Jun, 2019

Wilczynski and DeVries design short game area for University of Michigan

New practice complex features two large greens, three bunkers, as well as fairway and rough areas.

Whitman and Axland collaborate for new short course at Cabot Links
News | Fri 24 May, 2019

Whitman and Axland collaborate for new short course at Cabot Links

Architects design par-three layout on rolling ground with views of the Gulf of Saint Lawrence.

New ‘Wellness Golf’ facility opens at Chablé Resort
News | Thu 23 May, 2019

New ‘Wellness Golf’ facility opens at Chablé Resort

Agustín Pizá designs unique short layout surrounded by a Mayan forest.

Andrew Green restores Donald Ross features at Cape Fear
News | Thu 09 May, 2019

Andrew Green restores Donald Ross features at Cape Fear

Architect rebuilds greens at lower elevation to promote the ground game.

Harradine Golf gets green light for Tunis project
News | Thu 25 Apr, 2019

Harradine Golf gets green light for Tunis project

Architect firm receives approval for construction to begin on nine-hole course in Tunisia.

Erin Hills unveils new Fry/Straka putting course
News | Fri 19 Apr, 2019

Erin Hills unveils new Fry/Straka putting course

Former US Open venue features an “unbelievably dramatic” green with 12 feet of elevation change.

DuPont CC repurposes Monchanin course for new practice facility
News | Mon 18 Mar, 2019

DuPont CC repurposes Monchanin course for new practice facility

Sanford Golf Design creates five-hole short game area and putting course for Delaware club

The Hills Golf Club opens ‘elastic’ par three course
News | Wed 13 Mar, 2019

The Hills Golf Club opens ‘elastic’ par three course

Darius Oliver designs new nine-hole ‘The Farm’ layout for private New Zealand club.

Michiel Van der Vaart works on 27 holes at Kroonprins
News | Mon 26 Nov, 2018

Michiel Van der Vaart works on 27 holes at Kroonprins

Dutch club to open par three layout in 2019 following recent opening of its 18-hole course.

LATEST
MAGAZINE

The October 2019 issue of Golf Course Architecture is out now!
Magazine, News | Thu 10 Oct, 2019

The October 2019 issue of Golf Course Architecture is out now!

The cover of our new issue features the new Hoiana Shores layout, designed by Robert Trent Jones II.

Gopher Watch Competition – October 2019
Gopher Watch, News | Thu 10 Oct, 2019

Gopher Watch Competition – October 2019

Which course has Sandy the gopher visited this month?

FEATURE
ARTICLES

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.

What does the future of golf course architecture hold?
Feature | Adam Lawrence

What does the future of golf course architecture hold?

How the profession may change between now and 2030.

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