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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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.

Silvies Valley Ranch starts work on new putting course
Dan Hixson
News | Thu 25 Feb, 2021

Silvies Valley Ranch starts work on new putting course

Dan Hixson designs green around the edge of a lake at the Oregon resort.

R&A submits planning application for new golf facility in Glasgow
The R&A
News | Thu 11 Feb, 2021

R&A submits planning application for new golf facility in Glasgow

Lethamhill muni would become community venue including nine holes, short course and walking trails.

Agustin Pizá revisits ‘pit’ concept for private community layout in Mexico
Piza Golf
News | Thu 11 Feb, 2021

Agustin Pizá revisits ‘pit’ concept for private community layout in Mexico

Architect plans multi-purpose complex with sprawling green for waste area in Valle de Bravo.

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.

LATEST
MAGAZINE

Summer 2021 issue of ASGCA’s By Design magazine is out now
ASGCA
Magazine, News | Thu 03 Jun, 2021

Summer 2021 issue of ASGCA’s By Design magazine is out now

Cover story considers benefits of a ‘less is more’ approach to golf course design.

Gopher Watch Competition – January 2021
Gopher Watch, News | Tue 19 Jan, 2021

Gopher Watch Competition – January 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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