European Institute of Golf Course Architects - Email Newsletter
European Institute of Golf Course Architects - Email Newsletter

Welcome

We are half way through the year and it certainly feels like the world is returning to more of what is considered ‘normal’ – well, to us at EIGCA at least. Our Annual Meeting is in a few weeks where we host the EIGCA community with over 100 members, partners, affiliates and guests. It will be a treat to see everyone in the unique environment that is Iceland. If you are joining us there, we hope you enjoy and learn from our Conference which is focused on golf and climate change.” i.e. remove “, and is what we believe the first golf conference to be net zero.”

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Gold Partners

Golf and Climate Change – a driving net zero event in Iceland

Our 2022 Annual Meeting is nearly here, with just a few weeks until over 100 members, partners, affiliates and guests come together to discuss and learn about golf and climate change.

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Steady membership numbers, increase in partners, future industry collaboration

A steady membership level, an increase in the number of partners and future industry collaboration were the order of the day at EIGCA’s 2022 Annual General Meeting (AGM) (Thursday 28th April 2022).

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Silver Partners

Thank you to our volunteers

Volunteers Week is every year from 1st-7th June.

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EIGCA strengthens relationship with The R&A

2022 is the year for EIGCA to have stronger links across the golf industry, as Tim Lobb made clear when he became President.

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My Journey to the EIGCA Sustainable Design Register

by Matt Schiffer MEIGCA

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Spotlight on ... All Golf Services

In the next instalment of our Partner Profile feature, we spotlight EIGCA’s newest Silver Partner All Golf Services.

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Golf: Investing in Eve

When we talk about increasing the number of women playing golf, should golf courses focus on recruitment of women to play the game, or should clubs focus on retention of recruits?

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A Pentalogy of Golf Architecture Classics

A new collection of books: “A Pentalogy of Golf Architecture Classics from the Archives in celebration of 50 years of Grant Books, 1971-2021” has been added to the EIGCA library.

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Caspar Grauballe MEIGCA is creating an improved experience for players at Golf de Rougemont-le-Château, France

Golf de Rougemont-le-Château is in the process of carrying out a development plan that Caspar Grauballe MEIGCA developed for them with the goal of making the course a better experience for the players.

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Implementation of 2010 Masterplan at Real Golf de Pedreña Virtually completed

When David Williams, Past President of the European Institute of Golf Course Architects, was asked in 2010 to prepare a detailed report and Masterplan for the Championship Course at Real Golf de Pedreña, near Santander on the north coast of Spain, he probably did not envisage that the implementation of that masterplan would result in twelve years of fairly constant re-design and re-construction of the layout.

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Black Water Links, Poland – EIGCA members and Partners working together

The first Polish design by Caspar Grauballe MEIGCA is due to open on 1st July 2022. The 18-hole course is situated just outside Poznan and will be the first full course in the area.

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Agustin Pizá MEIGCA was commissioned to develop a restoration Masterplan

Pizá Golf, internationally recognized as a world-class architecture and golf course design firm, is proud to announce that company founder Agustin (Augie) Pizá conducted a golf course analysis and designed a restoration masterplan for the Club Tijuana Campestre or in English referred to as the Tijuana Country Club.

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Caspar Grauballe MEIGCA and EIGCA Bronze Partner, Nelson & Vecchio, work together on Askersunds GK, Sweden

Askersunds GK, Sweden sits on the banks of one of the largest lakes in Sweden and is implementing a development plan created by Caspar Grauballe MEIGCA a couple of years ago.

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Halmstad Golf Club, Sweden - Irrigation - A Decade in Review

EIGCA Gold Partner Rain Bird undertook a complete irrigation system renovation in 2010 which was a turning point for Halmstad Golf Club.

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Presenting a picture-perfect course at Killarney with EIGCA Silver Partner John Deere

At Killarney Golf and Fishing Club, presentation is everything.

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A New Solution From EIGCA Bronze Partner EcoBunker

Ecotec, a new bunker liner designed and manufactured by EcoBunker Ltd was first unveiled at the EIGCA Conference in Cardiff in October 2021 and is proving itself on some well-known golf courses.

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Home of Golf to champion sustainable golf

VisitScotland connects sustainable tourism objectives with the support and promotion of sustainable golf in Scotland and beyond.

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Bronze Partners