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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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.

Kurt Roßknecht expands Golfpark Zürichsee from nine to 18 holes
News | Mon 27 May, 2019

Kurt Roßknecht expands Golfpark Zürichsee from nine to 18 holes

Swiss club completes two-year project with new holes that have views of Lake Zurich.

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.

Braemar Golf Course reopens with new design by Richard Mandell
News | Fri 17 May, 2019

Braemar Golf Course reopens with new design by Richard Mandell

City of Edina replaces 27 holes with a new 18 while expanding wetlands and oak savanna.

Christoph Städler takes reins of EIGCA following Paris meeting
News | Fri 10 May, 2019

Christoph Städler takes reins of EIGCA following Paris meeting

German architect appointed president and Tim Lobb becomes vice president of European institute.

Whittington Heath project to bring back ‘Golden Age’ look
News | Wed 20 Mar, 2019

Whittington Heath project to bring back ‘Golden Age’ look

Jonathan Gaunt oversees redesign of Colt layout in response to planned HS2 railway line.

Sanford uses GPS to identify turf reduction potential at Crandon
News | Wed 02 Jan, 2019

Sanford uses GPS to identify turf reduction potential at Crandon

New master plan will enable Florida club to decrease water consumption by 30 percent.

Majorca club introduces eco-friendly technology to reduce carbon footprint
News | Thu 18 Oct, 2018

Majorca club introduces eco-friendly technology to reduce carbon footprint

DAS Energy extends battery life to all buggies at Alcanada with state-of-the-art solar panels.

Two more courses announced for Greece’s Navarino development
News | Wed 10 Oct, 2018

Two more courses announced for Greece’s Navarino development

José María Olazábal's design firm building 36 holes at Navarino Hills site.

Goosen takes first steps towards landscape restoration at Royal Cape
News | Wed 03 Oct, 2018

Goosen takes first steps towards landscape restoration at Royal Cape

Architect begins work on preserving indigenous landscape at South Africa’s oldest course.

Planners give green light for Coore & Crenshaw layout in Scotland
News | Thu 21 Jun, 2018

Planners give green light for Coore & Crenshaw layout in Scotland

‘It’s now time to build a golf course’ says developer, after Coul Links proposal passed by Highland Council.

American golf course architects add voices to distance debate
News | Fri 01 Jun, 2018

American golf course architects add voices to distance debate

ASGCA Board of Governors expresses support for the USGA and R&A’s Distance Insights project.

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MAGAZINE

Winter 2019 issue of ASGCA’s By Design magazine is out now
Magazine, News | Tue 10 Dec, 2019

Winter 2019 issue of ASGCA’s By Design magazine is out now

Focus on golf clubs that have successfully adopted a phased approach to renovation work.

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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?

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FEATURE
ARTICLES

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.

Vietnam club invests in first golf-specific training college of its kind in Asia
Feature | Richard Humphreys

Vietnam club invests in first golf-specific training college of its kind in Asia

First graduates of maintenance class join Hoiana Shores, part of a long-term pipeline of trained staff.

Creating a sustainable resort course in a tropical paradise
On site | Adam Lawrence

Creating a sustainable resort course in a tropical paradise

How Laguna Phuket in Thailand has become a template for courses in the region.

The vital importance of understanding player attitudes
Opinion | Rod Burke

The vital importance of understanding player attitudes

New research into golfer’s attitudes will help the game evolve, says Rod Burke.

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