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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The Playground by Tiger Woods opens at Jack’s Bay
Jack's Bay
News | Fri 04 Sep, 2020

The Playground by Tiger Woods opens at Jack’s Bay

Ten-hole short course overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and can be played in a variety of configurations.

Cervone and Farrow develop transformation plans for ‘The Bob’
News | Fri 14 Aug, 2020

Cervone and Farrow develop transformation plans for ‘The Bob’

Architects propose to replace par-67 Pittsburgh muni with a nine-hole course and par-three layout.

King-Collins to build twelve-hole course in Mississippi
King-Collins
News | Wed 12 Aug, 2020

King-Collins to build twelve-hole course in Mississippi

Brazenhead layout will repurpose closed country club with ‘best solution for the property’.

Putting course ‘amazing success’ at Black Butte Ranch
John Fought
News | Tue 11 Aug, 2020

Putting course ‘amazing success’ at Black Butte Ranch

John Fought designs Little Meadow as a continuous loop that can play in both directions.

Planning application submitted for £13m Centurion Golf Centre
Dave Thomas Limited
News | Fri 07 Aug, 2020

Planning application submitted for £13m Centurion Golf Centre

Paul Thomas produces new 12-hole layout plan, which is being considered by members of Wallsend Golf Club.

New short course at Princenbosch on track for September opening
Alan Rijks
News | Wed 05 Aug, 2020

New short course at Princenbosch on track for September opening

Alan Rijks designs nine-hole par-three layout, with lighting for evening play, at Dutch club.

DuPont CC opens new practice area designed by Sanford Golf Design
dupont country club
News | Wed 24 Jun, 2020

DuPont CC opens new practice area designed by Sanford Golf Design

Delaware club’s Montachanin executive course is repurposed to make space for new facility.

Faldo Design creates new putting course for Laguna Golf Lăng Cô
Laguna Golf Lăng Cô
News | Wed 17 Jun, 2020

Faldo Design creates new putting course for Laguna Golf Lăng Cô

Firm completes 11-hole ‘The Gongs’ layout over undulating land at Vietnam resort.

Gamble Sands breaks ground on short course designed by David McLay Kidd
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News | Wed 03 Jun, 2020

Gamble Sands breaks ground on short course designed by David McLay Kidd

Architect designs 14-hole par-three Quicksands layout on “wildly contoured” parcel of land.

Agustín Pizá integrates short course into range at El Cortés
News | Fri 10 Apr, 2020

Agustín Pizá integrates short course into range at El Cortés

Architect creates ten-hole layout that looks over Sea of Cortez for rebranded Mexico resort.

Lohmann Quitno designs new 13-hole par-three course in Wisconsin
News | Wed 04 Mar, 2020

Lohmann Quitno designs new 13-hole par-three course in Wisconsin

Pioneer Pointe will utilise template designs, including Road, Redan and Punchbowl holes.

Ridgway creates new golf plans for SportsHub MK development
News | Tue 18 Feb, 2020

Ridgway creates new golf plans for SportsHub MK development

Architect proposes redesign of Windmill Hill layout as part of project in Milton Keynes, England.

Van der Vaart in progress with new course for Rosmalen
News | Mon 17 Feb, 2020

Van der Vaart in progress with new course for Rosmalen

Architect designs ‘challenging and fun’ layout to replace Dutch club’s existing course.

Construction begins on Rijks’ new designs for Schaerweijde
News | Thu 13 Feb, 2020

Construction begins on Rijks’ new designs for Schaerweijde

Architect plans renovation of greens and bunkers at nine-hole layout in the Netherlands.

LATEST
MAGAZINE

The October 2020 issue of Golf Course Architecture is out now!
Magazine, News | Thu 15 Oct, 2020

The October 2020 issue of Golf Course Architecture is out now!

The cover of our latest issue features the closing green of the newly-restored Fox Chapel GC in Pittsburgh.

Gopher Watch Competition – July 2020
GCA
Gopher Watch, News | Tue 21 Jul, 2020

Gopher Watch Competition – July 2020

Which course has Sandy the gopher visited this month?

FEATURE
ARTICLES

“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.

“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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