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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DuPont CC opens new practice area designed by Sanford Golf Design
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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.

Agustín Pizá creates unique practice area for private client in Mexico
News | Fri 03 Jan, 2020

Agustín Pizá creates unique practice area for private client in Mexico

Architect conceives ‘golf lounge’ as a grass sculpture that is both beautiful to look at and functional.

Swan designs academy for Stirling’s 150th year
News | Wed 13 Nov, 2019

Swan designs academy for Stirling’s 150th year

Scottish club hopes new practice facility will attract new golfers to the game.

North Carolina resort opens 12-hole par-three course
News | Mon 04 Nov, 2019

North Carolina resort opens 12-hole par-three course

Beau Welling designs The Saddle at GlenCove for new community development

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.

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MAGAZINE

The July 2020 issue of Golf Course Architecture is out now!
Magazine, News | Tue 21 Jul, 2020

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

The cover of our new issue features Coore & Crenshaw’s Sheep Ranch course at Bandon Dunes.

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

Gopher Watch Competition – July 2020

Which course has Sandy the gopher visited this month?

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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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