Shady Oaks Little Nine

The little nine at Shady Oaks opened in July 2017 - our first project in the United States.  Made famous as the practice ground where long time member Ben Hogan sought to perfect his swing,...

New Project Announcement :: Lan Hai

We are pleased to announce our first project in China – Lan Hai International Golf Club  A 36-hole development on Chongming Island on the Yangtze River an hour from the middle of Shanghai. Built as...

Golf Architecture Magazine

The 2016 issue (#18) of Golf Architecture, an annual publication by the Society of Australian Golf Course Architects, has been made available for viewing online. The magazine features a range of articles pertaining to golf...

New 14th Hole at Cranbourne Golf Club

The Melbourne sandbelt is full of great short holes made on unremarkable, flat land. It was the sand and the beautiful low-growing heathland plants that allowed for the construction of some of the greatest short...

New 19th Hole at Victoria Golf Club

This short video provides an update on the new 19th hole and practice area at Victoria Golf Club, which is now well established having been built approximately 12 months ago. :: Mike Cocking...

The Royal Treatment – Golf Australia Magazine Feature

FROM GOLFAUSTRALIA.COM.AU Royal Canberra has undergone major changes during the past two years and the new layout has now been revealed. Mike Cocking from the design firm Ogilvy, Clayton, Cocking and Mead reveals some of the...

Update on the North Course at Peninsula Kingswood

With nearly all holes on the South course now open for member play, our work at Peninsula Kingswood has moved on to the North course. This video update features drone footage from December 2016 of...

New 9th Hole at Ranfurlie

This video provides an update on recent work at Ranfurlie Golf Club in Melbourne, which involved a redesign to the 9th hole. The new hole is due to open for play in April 2017. :: Ashley ...

More New Holes Open at Peninsula Kingswood

Four new holes opened for play this week on the South course at Peninsula Kingswood, with the 3rd, 6th, 7th and 10th (temporary) being incorporated into the 18 hole composite course. Next month we expect...

Cranbourne GC :: 14th Hole

Our new 14th hole at Cranbourne Golf Club is progressing well after finishing construction and grassing in spring. The below drone video provides a unique perspective of the new hole and helps explain a little...

Royal Canberra Course Redesign

2016 saw the completion of our redesign of the original 18 holes at Royal Canberra Golf Club, which culminated in the recent re-opening of the course. The two year project included the reconstruction of all...

New Nine at Royal Canberra Opens for Play

We’re please to announce that the new back nine on Royal Canberra's original 18-hole course has opened for play this week to great acclaim from members, guests and the media. Celebrations for the opening included...

Royal Canberra’s 14th Hole

The 14th at Royal Canberra has been transformed by using the true width of the piece of land it occupies, and the principles of the original concept design of Commander John Harris. Harris had drawn...

Bonnie Doon’s Redevelopment

In this episode of The Week in Golf, Course Superintendent Justin Bradbury and I speak about our early progress at Bonnie Doon on stage three of the course redevelopment. ::Mike ...

Spring Valley

For many years we have consulted to Vern Marcom’s wonderful but too often under-rated sand belt gem – Spring Valley, which was recently reviewed in Golf Australia Magazine. Some alterations have been quite extensive but...

The Practice Facility

THEY say practise makes perfect but in golf, much of that depends on the quality of the facility you have to practise at. In this article I explore some of the game's great practice facilities and...

Royal Queensland GC – Eastern Land

In 2007 we completed a major redesign at Royal Queensland due to the duplication of the Gateway Bridge. Since then we have been working on a number of various concepts for the 30 hectares of...

Stage 3 at Bonnie Doon Commencing in April

We’re excited to announce that Stage 3 of our Masterplan at Bonnie Doon is to commence on April 26. Expected to take roughly 5 months, the works will include reshaping the five holes in the...

Kingston Heath Practice Facilities

The new practice putting green and front tee at Kingston Heath has opened after being rebuilt in Spring 2015. The entire front lawn area has been reshaped to maximise the size of the practice green...

The Evolution of a Golf Hole

LIKE most living things, golf courses change over time.  Sometimes this can be slow. Trees grow, bunkers erode, even putting green levels can change with constant top dressing and bunker play, adding as much as...

Victoria GC – Short Game Facility & 19th Hole

Works were completed on the new short game facility / 19th hole at Victoria just prior to Christmas. The area will compliment the chipping and bunker complex located closer to the clubhouse, but golfers will...

Morning Drive

The team travelled to The Golf Channel's studios in Florida recently to appear on Morning Drive. Here's the video of our interview with Matt Ginella. ...

OCCM Appointed at Shady Oaks CC in Texas

It gives us great pleasure to announce our appointment as golf course architects to Shady Oaks Country Club in Forth Worth, Texas. The brain child of Marvin Leonard, Shady Oaks has a rich history dating back...

The Importance of Routing

  In the last few months I’ve been fortunate enough to look over new sites in Vietnam and Queensland as well as continuing to refine the routing of a new development in Tasmania. This has led to...