Course development completion at Bonnie Doon

The final stage of our masterplan at a Bonnie Doon Golf Club opened last week, marking the end of eight years of construction over four separate phases. The Doon holds a special place for OCCM

Queensland Assistant Superintendent Recognition Award

For the last three years, OCCM Golf Design have partnered with the Golf Course Superintendent’s Association of Queensland to sponsor the Queensland Assistant Superintendent Recognition Award. Each year, the recipient of the award gets to

Victoria Golf Club sneak preview

Works at Victoria Golf Club are nearing completion with all holes under grow-in and fine tuning underway in readiness for member opening on February 16, 2019.   For those unfamiliar with the project, the main focus

Greens replacement at Victoria GC

Work commenced this week on the replacement of greens at Victoria Golf Club, converting what are predominantly poa surfaces to Pure Distinction bentgrass, a relatively new variety but one which has gained in popularity in

World Super 6 at Lake Karrinyup

Lake Karrinyup will this week play host to the World Super 6 Perth, a co-sanctioned event with the European, Asian and Australiasia PGA Tour. This event will offer the first look at recent course changes

19th at Kingston Heath Now Open

We’re delighted to announce the opening of our new 19th hole at Kingston Heath. Originally built to provide an extra hole while the club was undergoing a greens conversion from Penncross bent to A1, over time

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