Golf Architecture

Faldo Signature Design Laguna Golf Lăng Cô plays host to the Faldo Series Asia Grand Final

What is the value of Faldo Signature Design Status?

By: 2019. 05. 16.

This morning I had to realize that Faldo Design provides two design brand options: Faldo Design,Sir Nick Faldo Signature. What I liked in the Sir Nick Faldo Signature offer is that it provides a Golf Environment Organization (GEO)…

Dumbarnie Links golf course in Fife, Scotland

Would you play at the Scottish Dumbarnie Links?

By: 2019. 05. 15.

Probably, I will not tell you anything new when I say that in the Kingdom of Fife there are at least 51 golf clubs. I had to realize that in this part of Scotland there are 17 links…

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Nothing remains the same at the Prince’s Golf Club

By: 2019. 05. 14.

Early this year, it turned out that the redevelopment of the Himalayas golf course of the Prince's Golf Club paid off. Thus Prince's Golf Club has risen 10 places into the top 50 of the Golf World magazine’s…

The Leeward Coast of Oahu, home of Mākaha Valley Resort

What is Tiger Woods’ contribution to the Mākaha Valley Resort?

By: 2019. 04. 09.

I think we can all agree upon that Tiger Woods is still at the beginning of his golf architecture career and business. So far he was involved in 10 golf course design projects. His first golf course design…

LedgeRock Golf Club - 8th hole Par5 - Rees Jones Design

The first major course renovation of the LedgeRock Golf Club

By: 2019. 03. 27.

I am so happy that I can write about a Rees Jones project after writing so much about Robert Trent Jones and Robert Trent Jones Jr. The LedgeRock Golf Club in Mohnton, PA was opened in 2006. Since…

Phil Mickelson (head shot) - ASU Karsten Golf Course

We will remember the ASU Karsten Golf Course as…

By: 2019. 03. 13.

On 5th May last week, was the final day to play at ASU Karsten Golf Course (managed by OB Sports) before permanently closing after 30 years of public golf. The Pete Dye-designed (with Perry Dye) ASU Karsten Golf…

La Cala Resort Campo America 17th hole

3 reasons why to return to La Cala Resort in 2019

By: 2019. 02. 21.

The renowned Spanish La Cala Resort near Málaga began in 2018 a major renovation program. The La Cala Resort has got 3 18-hole golf courses: Campo America, Campo Asia, and Campo Europa. Campo America and Campo Asia were…

Phoenician Golf Club

What will we find at the new Phoenician Golf Club?

By: 2018. 11. 02.

The Phoenician Golf Club (in Scottsdale, Ariz.) has just completed a 10-month redesign and renovation project. So I thought to summarize the changes at the Phoenician Golf Club: The Scottsdale-based architect Phil Smith (has renovated also the TPC Scottsdale…

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Toscana Resort Castelfalfi: A Masterpiece of sustainable Golf Course Architecture

By: 2018. 10. 25.

With the opening of the 5* TUI Blue Selection Hotel Il Castelfalfi, an important step was done to show why this area of Tuscany in Italy will be more than attractive for golf enthusiasts and other tourists. South…

West London Links Golf Club Pete Dye team and Menai-Davis family

The brave design of the new West London Links Golf Club

By: 2018. 08. 09.

I must tell you that Pete Dye's book ('Bury me in a pot bunker') really impressed me when I read it a couple of years ago. Since then I like to follow his company's the Dye Designs' activities. Did…

Hoiana Shores Golf Club designed by Robert Trent Jones II.

Hoiana Shores Golf Club: part of a US$4 billion mega-resort

By: 2018. 07. 26.

The story Hoiana Shores Golf Club (Quang Nam Province, Vietnam; cca. 40 kilometers from the Da Nang Airport) began on 2 August 2016 when the Suncity Group received all of the official approvals. It is part of a US$4 billion mega-resort.…

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The first 30 years of the St Mellion International Resort

By: 2018. 06. 21.

Would you believe that Jack Nicklaus initially turned down the request of the original owners' (the Bond brothers) to build a new course next to the Kernow course (was opened in 1976; aka The Old Course), just because…

Troon North Golf Club’s Pinnacle Course

Enhancement on the way at Troon North Golf Club’s Pinnacle Course

By: 2018. 06. 18.

Troon North Golf Club's Pinnacle Course (in Scottsdale, Arizona) will undergo in the following months a 4-month course enhancement project. This is a Tom Weiskopf designed golf course, just like the other Troon North Golf Club course the Monument.…

Royal Mougins Golf Resort

Improved playing experience at the Royal Mougins Golf Resort

By: 2018. 06. 04.

The French Riviera's only golf resort, the Royal Mougins Golf Resort (since 1993; member of IMG Prestige) has just completed a comprehensive upgrade of the bunkers and irrigation system. This is part of the significant six-figure upgrade. Royal Mougins Golf Resort's 18-hole championship…

GreenSight dashboard

How could GreenSight become really useful for turf managers?

By: 2018. 05. 09.

The GreenSight Agronomics is only 3-years old but already made its first acquisition. GreenSight has just acquired the digital-transformation firm Turf Cloud. Inc. The main motivation was to be able to provide more actionable insights for turf managers, but also…

Adare Manor, County Limerick, Ireland

Who will test 1st Adare Manor’s reconstructed golf course?

By: 2018. 04. 08.

In less than two weeks, County Limerick’s 5* hotel and golf resort, Adare Manor will relaunch its wholly-reconstructed, Tom Fazio-designed championship golf course. To make the moment remarkable, they will hold an Exhibition Match on 20th April. Among the invited…

Chee Chan Golf Resort

Are you ready to test the new Chee Chan Golf Resort?

By: 2018. 01. 02.

Thailand's new golf resort, the Chee Chan Golf Resort (in the Silverlake region south of Pattaya) was planned to open in late 2017. Now, the new target is 1st May 2018. The new golf course was designed by Golfplan.…

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Waste Management Phoenix Open’s approach to sustainability

By: 2017. 11. 30.

Early this year, I have already shared with you that the 2017 Waste Management Phoenix Open (held February 2-5th, 2017) will be an official pilot of the new sustainability standard for golf tournaments of the Golf Environment Organization. Now, I can…

EIGCA McMurrray and Croxton

Who will be the 9th patron of EIGCA?

By: 2017. 11. 14.

The European Institute of Golf Course Architects (EIGCA) is already cooperating with leading golf organizations like the CMAE, EGA, EGCOA, European Tour, FEGGA, GEO, the PGAs of Europe, and The R&A. This impressive list is expanding now with BIGGA (The…

London Golf Club Rain Bird v8 software Paul Kennedy Head of Irragation and Water Management

London Golf Club is changing to data driven irrigation

By: 2017. 08. 28.

In these days, the London Golf Club is changing to a data driven irrigation solution, the Rain Bird V8 irrigation, and control software. The software was launched in May 2017. I am sure that Paul Kennedy, Head of…