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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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.

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.

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Summer 2020 issue of ASGCA’s By Design magazine is out now
Magazine, News | Thu 11 Jun, 2020

Summer 2020 issue of ASGCA’s By Design magazine is out now

Industry leaders and architects consider how golf facilities can adapt to thrive post-coronavirus.

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Gopher Watch Competition – April 2020
Gopher Watch, News | Thu 09 Apr, 2020

Gopher Watch Competition – April 2020

Which course has Sandy the gopher visited this month?

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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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