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...

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...

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...

Portsea Golf Club Appointment

We’re pleased to announce that Ogilvy, Clayton, Cocking & Mead has been appointed as course architects and professional consultants to Portsea Golf Club. The Portsea course is one we are very familiar with having been...

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...

Stage One of the Little Nine Opens at Shady Oaks

The first stage of our little nine project at Shady Oaks in Fort Worth, Texas has opened for play, consisting of greens 2, 3 and 7 and around a dozen bunkers that were constructed in...

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...

The Little Nine at Shady Oaks

We’re delighted to announce that work begins on the 'little nine' at Shady Oaks CC in Texas early next month. Routed on just over 5 hectares, the little nine represents an important part of the game...

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...

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...

A Career in Course Design

In the first installment of a course architecture series for Golflink, Mike Cocking discusses his career path as a golf course architect as well the diversity of backgrounds evident amongst his peers; past and present....

Bonnie Doon Stage 2 is Open!

Saturday April 26th Bonnie Doon Golf Club in Sydney, Australia opened the Stage 2 holes from our Master Plan to their membership for play.   Here is an overview of the 8th and 16th holes.  We...

Point Lonsdale Golf Club Redevelopment

After more than ten years in planning it looks like will be starting our major redesign shortly following this media release from the Victorian Government. The existing course sits on some beautiful sandy ground above Lake...

Royal Queensland :: Before & After Hole #2

This before & after is one from the archives. Back in 2005 we rebuilt the Royal Queensland Golf Club after the government decided to duplicate the Gateway Bridge.  Many of the existing fairway corridors were...

Bonnie Doon :: Before and After Hole #9

With stage 2 of our redesign at Bonnie Doon having just started we take a look back at the work completed in Stage 1.  Here's how the holes looked prior to the starting, why certain...

Bonnie Doon GC :: Stage 2 begins

Work began last week on the 4 holes comprising stage 2 at Bonnie Doon – the new 8th, 11th, 16th and a spare hole.  Trees have been felled and shaping has started today.   The two photos...

AUSTRALIAN SUMMER OF GOLF

This summer of Australian tour events celebrate golf on some of the countries best courses.  Three of the four biggest tournaments in Australian golf this summer have been or will be held on courses we...

Bonnie Doon Update – August 2012

The new holes have been growing-in well at the doon and only the 9th (the final hole built) is yet to open for play. 50,000 heathland plants are currently going in the ground, with a further...

Open Championship 2012

Peter Thomson won five Open Championships. The fourth was earned at Royal Lytham & St Annes, in 1958, when golf was played with wooden woods and sand irons with fifty-five degrees of loft. Thomson triumphed...

New Project :: Sun City Country Club

Located an hour north of Perth, the Sun City course is on land notable for its abundant sand and ideal indigenous vegetation. Our Masterplan was completed earlier in the year and the first stage of...

Golf Course Architecture article about Bonnie Doon GC

ARTICLE FROM: Golf Course Architecture WRITTEN BY: Scott Warren Newly-formed Ogilvy Clayton Design has completed its first project, as Scott Warren reports. Play has begun on six new holes at Sydney’s Bonnie Doon Golf Club, marking the completion...