SUSTAINABLE
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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 and Danner to release golf and sustainability book in 2023
Forrest Richardson
News | Wed 02 Nov, 2022

Richardson and Danner to release golf and sustainability book in 2023

‘The Sustainable Sport’ will take a detailed look at golf’s impact on the environment

Heritage in Mauritius plans new course for 2023
Harris Kalinka
News | Thu 22 Sep, 2022

Heritage in Mauritius plans new course for 2023

Peter Matkovich and Louis Oosthuizen collaborate for design of La Réserve Golf Links

Sustainable Golf Week to celebrate eco-friendly actions of golf community
Sarah Ryu
News | Fri 16 Sep, 2022

Sustainable Golf Week to celebrate eco-friendly actions of golf community

GEO Foundation for Sustainable Golf urges the industry to focus on ‘Driving the Green’ this October

Architects pledge commitment to climate action
EIGCA
News | Fri 01 Jul, 2022

Architects pledge commitment to climate action

EIGCA, ASGCA and SAGCA agree to sustainable development framework set out by United Nations

Renovation work at Bear Lakes includes rebuild of greens and bunkers
Nicklaus Design
News | Wed 09 Feb, 2022

Renovation work at Bear Lakes includes rebuild of greens and bunkers

The Lakes course is back in play following Nicklaus Design’s return to Florida club

Forestry management lays foundation for Crystal Mountain renovation
Crystal Mountain
News | Mon 20 Dec, 2021

Forestry management lays foundation for Crystal Mountain renovation

A John Harvey renovates holes on the Betsie Valley course following tree clearance at Michigan resort.

Thomson and Tataurangi’s new layout for Tīeke Golf Estate opens for play
Kahu Tataurangi
News | Wed 08 Dec, 2021

Thomson and Tataurangi’s new layout for Tīeke Golf Estate opens for play

Reinvented course created following merger of Lochiel and The Narrows clubs in New Zealand.

GEO Foundation forms partnerships ahead of climate action event
Courtesy of GEO Foundation
News | Tue 09 Nov, 2021

GEO Foundation forms partnerships ahead of climate action event

Non-profit organisation will assist European Golf Design with its carbon-neutral aims.

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.

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MAGAZINE

The October 2022 issue of Golf Course Architecture is out now!
Magazine, News | Tue 11 Oct, 2022

The October 2022 issue of Golf Course Architecture is out now!

Our main feature asks whether out of bounds is ‘the worst thing in golf?’

Gopher Watch Competition – October 2022
Gopher Watch, News | Tue 11 Oct, 2022

Gopher Watch Competition – October 2022

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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