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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Caspar Grauballe to renovate greens and create new range for Losby
Losby Golf Club
News | Thu 25 Jan, 2024

Caspar Grauballe to renovate greens and create new range for Losby

Danish architect develops plan to help Norwegian club cope better with climate challenges

Brian Ross and Jeff Stein plan Travis-inspired course at Jekyll Island
Brian Ross and Jeff Stein
News | Wed 24 Jan, 2024

Brian Ross and Jeff Stein plan Travis-inspired course at Jekyll Island

New layout will comprise restored Great Dunes nine and new holes built on land currently occupied by Oleander course

Vineyards reopens South course after Kipp Schulties renovation
Vineyards Country Club
News | Wed 20 Dec, 2023

Vineyards reopens South course after Kipp Schulties renovation

Fort Myers club increases length and expands greens, while reducing water and chemical use  

Sarasota’s Bobby Jones club reopens after renovation
Renovations, News | Fri 15 Dec, 2023

Sarasota’s Bobby Jones club reopens after renovation

Richard Mandell restores the 18 Donald Ross-designed holes at the Florida municipal

Nine golf course projects recognised for positive impact on environment
Marc Howard
News | Thu 09 Nov, 2023

Nine golf course projects recognised for positive impact on environment

ASGCA awards programme highlights innovative work by its members to address unique challenges

Quinta do Lago partners with GEO Foundation on sustainability projects
Quinta do Lago
News | Tue 17 Oct, 2023

Quinta do Lago partners with GEO Foundation on sustainability projects

Portuguese resort will upgrade irrigation, reduce chemical usage and replace grassed areas with pine-bark chippings

IMG appointed to manage RTJ II design for Neom megaproject in Saudi Arabia
NEOM
News | Thu 10 Aug, 2023

IMG appointed to manage RTJ II design for Neom megaproject in Saudi Arabia

Nine-hole course will be located on Sindalah luxury island and yachting destination

Jay Blasi nears completion of Golden Gate Park renovation
Jay Blasi
News | Fri 28 Jul, 2023

Jay Blasi nears completion of Golden Gate Park renovation

Architect aims to improve playability and sustainability at San Francisco nine-hole course

Mesa plans renovation focused on water conservation
Mesa Country Club
News | Mon 05 Jun, 2023

Mesa plans renovation focused on water conservation

Andy Staples project will also see greens and greenside bunkers rebuilt

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

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MAGAZINE

The January 2024 issue of Golf Course Architecture is out now!
Magazine, News | Thu 11 Jan, 2024

The January 2024 issue of Golf Course Architecture is out now!

Our cover features the Biarritz third hole at the newly renovated Metairie club in Louisiana

Gopher Watch Competition – January 2024
Gopher Watch, News | Thu 11 Jan, 2024

Gopher Watch Competition – January 2024

Which course has Sandy the gopher visited this month?

FEATURE
ARTICLES

A design for life
The R&A
Opinion | Jonathan Smith

A design for life

GEO Foundation’s Jonathan Smith considers what progress has been made towards ecological design

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.

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