Maha Napa Golf Resort

Maha Napa Resort

Previous Next Maha Napa Resort Middletown, CA2023 This might be the most ambitious project we have ever worked on.  Our client owns 29,000 acres of rugged terrain, ranch land, and vineyards just north of the Napa County line.  The ultimate scope of the project includes golf, residential, a world class equestrian and polo facility, and […]

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Te Arai Resort

Previous Next Te Arai Links Mangawhai, New Zealand 2023 Five miles down the beach from Tara Iti, this 36-hole project is both a membership club and a resort, with Bill Coore’s South Course and our new North Course alternating for members-only play. The North Course starts and ends by the ocean [and ducks down there

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The Mulligan Course

Previous Next The Mulligan Course Ballyneal G & Hunt C, Holyoke, CO 2017 What could we do to make Ballyneal a more compelling place, with enough water for seven more acres of turf? Much more than we thought, actually. The new Mulligan course consists of twelve par-3 holes, the perfect option for those who don’t

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Gunnamatta Course

Previous Next Gunnamatta CourseThe National GC Cape Schanck, Australia2019 Transforming an older course into a new one is difficult; there are usually too many remnant pieces that stand in the way of a total re-routing. The open nature of the Cups land south of Melbourne provided an exception to the rule. The previous Ocean course

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Memorial Park

Previous Next Memorial Park GC Houston, TX2019 We were asked to do the impossible: renovate a city-owned municipal course hosting 60,000 rounds per year, to make it a compelling site for the new home of the PGA TOUR’s Houston Open. The other imperative was to ensure that the course would drain beautifully to handle whatever

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Exploration The routing of a course is a guided tour of the property, taking the golfer to 18 designated spots, and showing her what we want her to see

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Terrain Golf course design is about fitting golf shots to the topography and the features of the land. Golf is a three-dimensional game, and undulating terrain provides interest to the golfer’s stance and ball flight, as well as interest once the ball lands.

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Asymmetry The natural landscape is not symmetrical. An imbalanced placement of hazards or an offset fairway creates visual tension that weighs on the golfer’s mind.

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Composition Just because features are imbalanced doesn’t mean they can’t combine in a beautiful way. When a golf hole looks exciting, it should prove exciting to play.

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