David Johnson elected into American Society of Golf Course Architects

The American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA) welcomed David Johnson as a New Associate Member at the group’s 70th Annual Meeting in Washington D.C in April. The election increases the number of ASGCA members who practice around the world to nearly 180. Candidates for Associate membership in ASGCA complete a rigorous, multi-phase application process […]

What Drives Your Decision Where to Play Golf?

As golf rounds have generally remained flat or declined slightly over the past decade I was curious what factors drive your decision where to play golf. To me, the decision usually falls into one of the following categories: -I want to play the lowest cost course, no matter the design or condition. -I want to […]

The “Short” Course – is it worth your time?

In today’s time-strapped society it seems more and more golfers are playing less or giving up the game. To counter this, an emphasis in golf course design and renovation in recent years has been to focus on designing courses that can be played more easily and faster. This includes nine-hole, executive and par three courses. […]

Are Golf Courses Too Hard?

Are Golf Courses Too Hard? I attended a forum at the Golf Industry Show in San Diego a few weeks ago where one of the panelists jokingly commented that, when many golf course architects design courses, they probably don’t consider just how hard they are making the courses. Does this panelist have a point? Are […]