Golf Course Architecture: Issue 57 - July 2019

44 TEE BOX Photo: Nicklaus Design Global round-up Prince’s Golf Club in Kent, United Kingdom, is progressing with a renovation of its Shore and Dunes nines, with the project being overseen by golf architecture firm Mackenzie & Ebert. Bunkers on several holes have been reconfigured, new tees added, and some holes have been lengthened to bring the fairway bunkers back into play for elite golfers. “In terms of new features, the fifth hole on the Shore nine stands out,” said Martin Ebert. “The carry over bare sand areas and the view towards the sea makes for a stunning hole, and it also provides a welcome change in angle for the course.” Work is expected to be complete by spring 2020 with both nines fully in play. Photo: Mackenzie & Ebert Prince’s progresses with renovation of Shore and Dunes nines Construction continues on the second nine of the Nicklaus Design course at BRG Da Nang Golf Resort in Ngũ Hành Sơn, Vietnam. Nicklaus Design associate Sean Quinn is leading the project, working with contractor Martin Moore of Flagstick Golf Construction. The first nine holes (pictured) were chosen for their proximity to the clubhouse. “The remaining nine holes are away from the clubhouse, with three adjacent to the Coco River,” said Quinn. “Most of the golf property is low lying and part of a floodplain so it was important to elevate the course above minimum flood levels.” The new nine is expected to be completed by October 2020. Second nine of Nicklaus Design course takes shape at Da Nang