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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,...

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...

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...

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...

Lan Hai Simulation

The 3rd Hole at Lanhai International (Links) was a long par 5 that played around the edge of the irrigation storage lake. Our plan moves the hole away from the lake and involves building some...

Bang Pra Flyover Simulation

Bang Pra sits in beautiful surroundings amongst mountains and a wide variety of old trees and is one of Thailand’s oldest courses.  The greens and bunkers are a long way from competing with the worlds...

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...

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...

Golf Architecture Magazine

The 2016 issue (#18) of Golf Architecture, an annual publication by the Society of Australian Golf Course Architects, has been made available for viewing online. The magazine features a range of articles pertaining to golf...

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...

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...

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 ...