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...

What I Learned from Royal Melbourne

Here is an excerpt from my first feature on golf course architecture with Golf Vietnam Magazine, where I share some insights from great courses like Royal Melbourne and Augusta National. It took a while but the...

Thank the Scots

On site this week to watch the The Open Championship, Mike Clayton reflects on what makes the golf course at St Andrews so interesting both as a player and a spectator....

Why I Love St Andrews

"ST. ANDREWS, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 17: Geoff Ogilvy of Australia tees off on the 18th hole during the final round of the 134th Open Championship at Old Course, St Andrews Golf Links, July 17,...

Geoff Ogilvy’s 4th Round US Open Interview

In this interview following a final round 67, Geoff shares his thoughts on his U.S. Open performance and the Chambers Bay course, which has been the subject of controversy concerning the course design, setup and condition.  ...

My Perfect Golf Course by Geoff Ogilvy

Here is an excerpt  from my latest Golf Australia article. It hasn’t been built yet. And it probably never will be; the perfect golf course, that is. But we’ve come close a few times, with the...

RACV Healesville…..a decade on

We make a point to visit our courses as often as we can and occasionally we might even get the chance to a hit.  Sadly, it doesn't happen as often as you might think but it can...

Geoff Ogilvy Wins!

OCCM Golf congratulate Geoff on getting back in the winners circle.  Geoff's eighth PGA Tour victory came at the Barracuda Championship at the Montreux G&CC in Nevada.  With this win Geoff also gets an invite to PGA...

Special Olympics Golf Challenge

I've received an email from Special Olympics Australia's National Manager of Sponsorship & Fundraising, David Streichler, to invite golfers to join this great event in Sydney on Nov. 17. See the email and links below and we...

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...

Victoria Golf Club

Victoria Golf Club, the home club of Peter Thomson, Doug Bachli and Geoff Ogilvy, is one of the very best of the sandbelt courses. The original Alister MacKenzie influenced course was changed over many years...

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...

The Long and Short of It : A Debacle

Tim Finchem, the Commissioner of the American PGA Tour, announced this morning that his organization would not be supporting the ban, jointly proposed by the USGA and the R&A, on the anchoring of putters. Presumably he...

A right Royal stuff-up :: From Back Page Lead

Michael Clayton writes for Back Page Lead and the article can also be found here. -- If you ever wanted to rile almost the entire golf world you would suggest altering the greens at the Eden (11th)...

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...