SUSTAINABLE
GOLF

Environmental, social and economic sustainability are essential ingredients in modern golf course design, and every new development will – usually as a combination of both developer choice and regulatory requirements – consider factors such as water use, wildlife, ongoing maintenance demands and the impact on local communities.

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Rengstorf takes sustainable approach for bunker work at WINSTONgolf
Rengstorf Golf Design
News | Mon 29 Mar, 2021

Rengstorf takes sustainable approach for bunker work at WINSTONgolf

German club reduces sand areas on its Open course by a third to reduce maintenance time.

Cherokee CC in Wisconsin appoints team to develop renovation plan
Cherokee Park, Inc
News | Mon 08 Mar, 2021

Cherokee CC in Wisconsin appoints team to develop renovation plan

Project will focus on improving course conditions and “environmentally favourable characteristics”.

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.

Quinta do Lago completes renovation of South course
courtesy of Azalea Group
News | Wed 04 Nov, 2020

Quinta do Lago completes renovation of South course

Project on Algarve resort layout includes renovating all bunkers to their original size.

Oaks Prague previews new Kyle Phillips course ahead of spring 2021 opening
Oaks Prague
News | Fri 16 Oct, 2020

Oaks Prague previews new Kyle Phillips course ahead of spring 2021 opening

Design of PGA National Czech Republic layout revives and restores natural areas.

ASGCA highlights six golf projects that demonstrate environmental excellence
Golfplan
News | Thu 01 Oct, 2020

ASGCA highlights six golf projects that demonstrate environmental excellence

Annual awards programme recognises innovative work completed by member architects.

Groundbreaking film demonstrates potential for harmony between golf and nature
Bertrand Mussotte
News | Thu 17 Sep, 2020

Groundbreaking film demonstrates potential for harmony between golf and nature

Bertrand Mussotte feature explores partnership between science and golf at Vidauban in France.

Denver set for reopening of City Park golf course
Rocky Mountain Photography
News | Wed 19 Aug, 2020

Denver set for reopening of City Park golf course

Municipal layout redesigned by Todd Schoeder to help alleviate neighbourhood flooding.

Andrew Green nears completion of US$5m renovation of Eisenhower
Michael Senneca
News | Tue 04 Aug, 2020

Andrew Green nears completion of US$5m renovation of Eisenhower

Architect removes every bunker on public layout in Maryland for greater sustainability.

Quinta do Lago launches new sustainability strategy
Quinta do Lago Resort
News | Wed 13 May, 2020

Quinta do Lago launches new sustainability strategy

Algarve resort introduces plan to ‘foster nature, conserve resources and support the community’.

New Greg Norman course opens at Rancho San Lucas
News | Fri 21 Feb, 2020

New Greg Norman course opens at Rancho San Lucas

Design team takes ‘least-disturbance’ approach to resort layout alongside the Pacific Ocean.

Richardson designs par-three layout for Arizona RV park
News | Tue 29 Oct, 2019

Richardson designs par-three layout for Arizona RV park

Construction of a new 12-hole ‘On the Rocks’ course in desert terrain will begin in 2020.

Städler completes greens renovation at GC Hannover
News | Fri 18 Oct, 2019

Städler completes greens renovation at GC Hannover

Architect reshapes putting surfaces on German course to be varied and “aesthetically more appealing”.

Sustainability drives work at The Saticoy Club
News | Tue 30 Jul, 2019

Sustainability drives work at The Saticoy Club

Thad Layton oversees conversion of California club to Santa Ana bermuda to reduce water requirements.

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MAGAZINE

The October 2021 issue of Golf Course Architecture is out now!
Magazine, News | Tue 19 Oct, 2021

The October 2021 issue of Golf Course Architecture is out now!

Our cover features the first hole of the new St Patrick’s Links course at Rosapenna.

Gopher Watch Competition – October 2021
Gopher Watch, News | Tue 19 Oct, 2021

Gopher Watch Competition – October 2021

Which course has Sandy the gopher visited this month?

FEATURE
ARTICLES

Remote working for improved sustainability
MAckenzie & Ebert
Opinion | Martin Ebert and Tom Mackenzie

Remote working for improved sustainability

Tom Mackenzie and Martin Ebert considers how projects can proceed and succeed without travel.

“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.

Golf International de Roissy-en-France: Keeping the green
On site | Richard Humphreys

Golf International de Roissy-en-France: Keeping the green

Officials at the small commune of Roissy-en-France in Paris asked Michel Niedbala to design a golf course that would preserve green space alongside the city’s airport. Richard Humphreys reports.

Water-aware course design
Opinion | Paul Chester

Water-aware course design

Paul Chester provides an insight into how UK golf facilities are using all-weather surfaces to boost profits while reducing water consumption.

Twin Dolphin Golf Club: Natural selection
On site | Adam Lawrence

Twin Dolphin Golf Club: Natural selection

Todd Eckenrode’s naturalistic approach has paid dividends for the new layout in Mexico, as Adam Lawrence reports.

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