Bunkers 101 :: Golf Australia Magazine

Believe it or not, bunkers are not scattered across a golf course simply to make your life a misery. The great designers used them to improve the strategy of their creations, but, as Mike Clayton points out here,

New project in China

OCCM are again travelling to China for final discussions on a major course renovation project in Beijing, which is expected to commence in 2018. This will be OCCM's second project in China, having recently completed

Chinese course reopens following renovation :: Golf Course Industry

Yangtze Dunes, the newly renovated links course at 36-hole Lanhai International Country Club, reopened to member play on June 23, following a far-reaching, 12-month renovation directed by Melbourne, Australia-based Ogilvy, Clayton, Cocking & Mead (OCCM). The renovated

Melbourne icons secure Aussie Open :: Golf Australia

Two of Australia’s most famous tournament venues have won the rights to host the 2020 and 2022 editions of the Australian Open. A strong field of contenders from Melbourne’s famous Sandbelt put their credentials to Golf

June Unveiling for OCCM Reno at Lanhai :: Golf Industry Central

Thirty-six-hole Lanhai International Country Club will reopen its Links Course this June following a sweeping, 12-month renovation directed by Melbourne, Australia-based Ogilvy, Clayton, Cocking & Mead (OCCM). Founded in 2009 here on Chongming, an island in

Course Design and Artistic Talent

FROM GRAYLYNLOOMIS.COM I was introduced to the work of OCCM Golf on my trip this past fall to Melbourne, Australia. The Australian golf course design firm is made up of Geoff Ogilvy, Michael Clayton, Mike Cocking, and Ashley Mead, and

Sharpening Up

FROM AUSTRALIAGOLFDIGEST.COM.AU To “keep the rabbits out” has become an iconic phrase after Telstra coined the popular expression in a 2006 Bigpond television commercial. Australians instantly warmed to the hilarious faux explanation for why the Great

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

OCCM completes work on back nine holes at Royal Canberra GC

FROM GOLFCOURSEARCHITECTURE.NET By Sean Dudley Mon 28 Nov, 2016 The back nine holes at the Royal Canberra Golf Club have reopened for play following a renovation project led by Ogilvy Clayton Cocking Mead (OCCM) golf course architects.   Royal Canberra

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

OCCM Courses in the Top 100

The two main biennial course ranking lists in Australia have now been released for 2016, with courses that OCCM has provided architectural services to featuring prominently. In the Golf Australia Magazine list, eight courses redesigned by members

Strategic Golf the Order of the Day at Lake Karrinyup

THIS week the Australian and European tours head west to Perth and Lake Karrinyup; a course we at OCCM have had a long relationship with after undertaking the redesign about a decade ago. Click here to

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

Ogilvy Open About British Ambition

As seen on theage.com.au Martin Blake Sports writer for The Age Geoff Ogilvy heads to Royal Lytham and St Anne's Golf Club in England next week fresh from a break at home in Melbourne, and determined to find