The January 2016 issue of Golf Course Architecture is out now
22 January 2016
What challenges are faced and what opportunities present themselves when an architect is hired to work on a particularly problematic piece of land? In the lead feature of issue 43 of Golf Course Architecture, Adam Lawrence investigates how golf course architects from across the world have worked with difficult sites to produce the desired end result.
We Interview the 2014 European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley who tells GCA that he wants to create golf courses that are enticing for ordinary golfers to play. Adam Lawrence and Toby Ingleton report from the Old course at Ballybunion, where a bold project to return the greens to proper links turf has recently been completed. And Toby Ingleton plays the little brother of one of Poland’s most famous courses as he visits the Modry Las club and tackles the recently-opened Orli Las short course.
Additional stories in this issue: Jeff Howes calls for the golf industry to be more proactive in promoting the game; how Lester George achieved multiple goals in a recent project at Independence Golf Club; Arthur Little outlines the five rules he believes can help players avoid cross hazards; Paul Huxley on why clubs are increasingly looking to improve their practice facilities to deliver additional revenue; Adam Lawrence visits a new golf course high in the Swiss Alps; a review of the Bob Harrison’s latest project in Scotland; and a special report on the temporary course at Petco Park, home of the San Diego Padres baseball team.
Published by Tudor Rose, the January 2016 issue of Golf Course Architecture is out now and available free of charge in digital format. Visit the Golf Course Architecture magazine page to read it online, or download a copy to your device.