Architects to produce ultimate top 100

GCA to survey designers to name their best courses

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Bob Warters
Wed, 27 Mar 2013

Architects to produce ultimate top 100

Leicester-based Golf Course Architecture, one of the world’s leading journals covering golf design and development, is launching its own ‘Architects’ Choice Golf Course Rankings’ open solely to professional golf course architects.

Says GCA editor Adam Lawrence: “With most professional golf course architects having visited a large number of golf courses throughout the world and with a unique insight and specific eye for quality, we believe these rankings will be the best evaluation into golf course design quality.”

Architects will select their own criteria for the ranking, factoring in merits such as strategic value, beauty, fun and history and weighting those attributes to deliver top ten lists that combine to produce a Top 100 ranking.

“In addition to this Top 100 list,” he adds, “we’ll be splicing and dicing the data to deliver more insight on the architects’ choices, looking at regions, types of golf course and the balance of modern and historic designs.”

Results will be published in July.

Golf Course Architecture is the global journal of golf design and development, is available in both printed and digital editions and is essential reading for anyone involved in golf course design, development and operation.

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