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...

Building Bunkers at Bonnie Doon GC

As the course at Bonnie Doon GC takes shape, Ashley and I have been back to redefine the bunker shapes, lips and positioning.  This video goes in-depth about how we work and how we build...

Victoria GC – New Practice Facility

An updated photo of our new practice facility at Victoria.  Turf is down and the bunker edges have been enhanced with chunking of rough grasses and bracken.  The addition of the bunker in the foreground...

Q&A with Geoff, Mike, Mike and Ash

Here are a few highlights from the Q&A night at Bonnie Doon Golf Club from November 2011. Bonnie Doon should open some of the new holes that we built in mid to late April 2012.  ...

Commonwealth Golf Club :: New Short Game Area

When I was a kid if you wanted to practice your chipping, the best you could hope for was to drop a few balls on the edge of the putting green and quickly play a...

Royal Queensland :: Construction

Last week I spent some time up at RQ inspecting the construction of a couple of waste areas on the 1st, 10th & 18th. The course is looking great at the moment and the condition is...

Royal Canberra :: A New Project

Late 2011 we were engaged to prepare a Masterplan for the Royal Canberra Golf Club. We have made a few visits to the nation's capitol already and we are looking forward to starting on the...

Seven Mile Beach

One of the most significant trends in golf architecture has been the success of golf in remote locations.  Mat Goggin has been suggesting for years that there was an ‘unbelievable’ piece of land not far...