March 12th, 2014
Golf Business News published Jonathan Gaunt’s article ‘The Case for 9-Hole Golf Courses’ on the 28th February 2014 (first published by Pitchcare in November 2013) and quoted the article as the 2nd most read story for that week.
The case for 9-hole golf courses - 2nd most read story
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January 13th, 2014
Today’s Golfer’s Guide to make golf more ‘Memorable’ in 2014 – No 1 recommendation – Ramside Hall Hotel in County Durham – the only 18-hole golf course opening in Britain during 2014 – the Cathedral Course at Ramside Hall – a 7,200 yard par 72.
“We’re scheduled to open nine holes in July and the other nine in September,” says course designer Jonathan Gaunt. “Several holes are set on a hilltop, so it is on some quite exposed landscape at times, but some of the holes are stunning and the views are exceptional – you can see the Angel of the North from the 15th tee and Durham Cathedral from the 16th.” There are several tough par 4s and numerous water hazards, but the hole everyone will remember is the par-3 12th. “It’s been likened to the 12th at Augusta.”
Today's Golfer - 52 ideas to make golf more memorable.
December 11th, 2013
Fairhaven GC - Blackpool Gazette - December 2013 issue
Fairhaven Golf Club will have a new outlook in 2014. The par-3 fifth is being remodelled at a cost of £50,000.
The Club commissioned Jonathan Gaunt, Senior Golf Course Architect and Director of Gaunt Golf Design Ltd to undertake the design project.
Read more in this month’s issue of the Blackpool Gazette above ………
November 4th, 2013
Pitchcare Magazine asked leading Golf Course Architect, Jonathan Gaunt, to give his take on the golf industry from an architect’s point of view. In this article, Jonathan looks at how golf in the UK has changed since the turn of the century and then focuses on the state of the industry as it is today, in the depths of recession, and what clubs could be doing to remain competitive.
Pitchcare Magazine – Issue 51 – October/November 2013
Click on the link below to read more……….
Go to pages 16-17 and 18-19
August 20th, 2013
The presence of rare protected newts at Ramside Hall Hotel and Golf Club in County Durham has not stopped progress at its new £15m golf, hotel and leisure development planned to open in 2014.
Click here to read full article on Golf Business Community website.
May 29th, 2013
Oued Fes Golf Resort
Operated by Troon Golf and designed by Senior Golf Course Architect,
Jonathan Gaunt of Gaunt Golf Design Limited
Troon Golf article
Click on the link below to view Troon Golf website page on Oued Fes Golf Resort
April 29th, 2013
Jonathan Gaunt, Senior Golf Course Architect has just returned from the annual EIGCA Conference in Malmo, Sweden which included the launch of a three stage programme, ‘Raising the Standard of Sustainable Golf Course Design’.
It is the first Continuing Professional Development course on sustainable golf in the world and will provide EIGCA Members with knowledge on sustainable design principles. Jonathan, who is a Senior Member of the EIGCA is participating in the programme, and upon completion, will be listed on a Sustainable Design Register, that will be promoted internationally.
The programme has been developed in partnership with the Golf Environment Organization (GEO) and will be supported and evaluated by members of the GEO Sustainability Associate (GEOSA) network. The EIGCA has long been a supporter of GEO, being closely involved with the creation of the Sustainable Golf Development Guidelines, and this new initiative further cements this relationship.
Speaking on behalf of GEO, Jonathan Smith said; “Increasingly, it will be the designers of ecologically rich, resource efficient and community supported golf courses that will succeed. They’ll be seen to get projects through planning; help developers attain short and long term profitability; and leave marketable positive social and environmental legacies of which everyone associated with the project can be proud. Given that nobody is ever a complete sustainability expert, this EIGCA programme to promote further understanding and innovation is significant and valuable. GEO is delighted to support this programme both through input on the content and in supporting delivery.”
If you would like to read more about Sustainable Golf or you are interested in becoming a ‘GEO Certified’ golf course, visit the GEO website for more information by clicking on the link below:
April 8th, 2013
‘After 15 months of redevelopment, Leeds Golf Centre has formally opened the new Wike Ridge course layout for play as part of its impressive wider £2m redevelopment.’
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