Ground has been broken on Henrik Stenson’s first golf course

Golf Course Architect Christian Lundin with Henrik Stenson

Golf Course Architect Christian Lundin (left) with Henrik Stenson

Last summer, Stenson, the Champion Golfer of the Year and winner of the Race to Dubai 2016, announced the beginning of a new era when he formed his own golf course design firm and at the same time signed his first contract in the design business to do a major redesign of Österåker Golf Club outside Stockholm, Sweden.

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Vidauban restoration: 10 years in the making!

Vidauban has now completed its full restoration of the course. The greens have improved dramatically with the percentage of bentgrass now at about 80%. This was helped by a record hot summer with more than 50 days in a row of over 35 degrees Celsius. This, however, did not help with the seeding of the Fescue and MJ Abbott  returned in October to finish the seeding. Continue reading

Agronomic preparations intensify ahead of Solheim Cup

With less than two weeks before the first competitive round, Golf Club St. Leon-Rot is nearing championship condition.

Preparations for The 2015 Solheim Cup commenced more than 3 years ago, with the programme of works currently culminating in the delivery of a world class golf course. Architectural improvements were completed last autumn when European Golf Design were appointed to redesign hole 18 and make adjustments to 13. The brief presented to Jeremy Slessor and Dave Sampson was to present strategic playing options for Solheim Cup and the membership of Golf Club St. Leon-Rot thereafter. Continue reading