Golf Architecture

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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…

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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…

Prince's Golf Club renovation works in 2017

How should Prince’s Golf Club’s Himalayas course be renewed?

By: 2017. 08. 18.

The Prince's Golf Club is continuing to invest in its golf courses. In 2009, the European Golf Design was requested to help remodel and introduce some new bunkers. This time, the Prince's Golf Club has announced an extensive and ambitious plan…

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Harry Colt’s La Mer shines again in his old splendour

By: 2017. 06. 29.

It always makes me happy to share the news of a renovated, famous golf course. Most recently, the Harry Colt designed La Mer Course at Le Touquet Golf Resort (Normandy, France) gained back almost completely its old splendor.…

Synthetic turf by Golfplan in reality

Do golf courses really can win with synthetic turf?

By: 2017. 06. 22.

At the end of 2015, Rand Jerris, Ph.D. the Senior Managing Director of Public Services for the United States Golf Association gave an interview to my guest writer Rich O'Brien about sustainability. Rand Jerris said in that interview that "With…

Gleneagles - innovative drainage technology

What will the back to the future at Gleneagles be like?

By: 2017. 06. 14.

It is great to hear that a prestigious golf course like the Gleneagles is returning to its original golf course design. In Gleneagles case, to James Braid's design who originally designed the Queen's Course (a heathland course). Here…

Nine Bridges new bunkers Korea

How will Nine Bridges improve the lifetime of its bunkers?

By: 2017. 05. 05.

I think there is nothing new in that Korea is one of the most valuable golf markets in the world. A recent study of the Yuwon Golf Foundation found that the golf industry in South Korea is worth an estimated…

The Dye London architects

How competitive will be the new Dye London?

By: 2017. 04. 13.

I first heard about the plan of the Menai-Davis family to hire the renowned Dye Designs to build their new golf club The Dye London in 2013. Actually, Perry Dye designed the Dye London golf course. The construction began…

West Cliffs Golf Links

How will West Cliffs challenge the competitors?

By: 2017. 02. 21.

Do you remember when I wrote in last October about the new golf course to be built right next to Praia D'el Rey? The new golf course, West Cliffs Golf Links is almost ready. Only 99 days left…

PGA Catalunya Resort David_Bataller

Impressive superintendent career at PGA Catalunya Resort

By: 2017. 02. 09.

PGA Catalunya Resort has appointed David Bataller as its new Director of Golf Operations. This could be a regular career news, but I think it is worth to understand what kind of achievement is this for both sides. David…

Why the Auckland luxury real estate sales are in the spotlight?

By: 2016. 12. 14.

Would you believe that Auckland saw a 63% growth in million-dollar-plus sales thanks to strong international and local demand? Some real estate analysts say that there is a connection between the growth of Auckland real estate sales and…

How should Bom Sucesso look like after the redesign?

By: 2016. 11. 18.

Not so long time ago, I wrote about that Bom Sucesso became a member of the Europen Tour Properties as an official European Tour Destination. This time I can tell you that the Donald Steel-designed Guardian Bom Sucesso golf course…

Who will help to achieve sustainable golf tournaments?

By: 2016. 10. 27.

A public consultation period has opened on a new voluntary sustainability standard for golf tournaments, with industry leaders calling for input into the creation of sustainable best practices for golf tournaments around the world. Golf Environment Organization (GEO)…