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NEW Golf Courses & Major Events

November 5, 2015
Pete Dye

Legends at Work — Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Gary Player and Lee Trevino are collaborating on a design of a mountaintop course at Greenbrier in Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. Planned opening for the course is fall 2016. It will be a centerpiece of Oakhurst, a new neighborhood in the Greenbrier Sporting Club subdivision.

New Dornoch Course — Developer of Bandon Dunes in Oregon and Cabot Links & Cabot Cliffs in Canada, Mike Keiser is creating a new development three miles north of Dornoch, Scotland. The Coul Links course will be designed by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw. No completion date has been announced.

Lefty Layout — Currently under construction in Calgary, Canada is the Mickelson National Golf Club. Slated to open in 2017, the course, which reportedly will stretch to a whopping 8,000 yards from the championship tees, will have three par-5’s over 600 yards.

New Wisconsin Resort — A Mike Keiser project, Sand Valley is resort under construction in central Wisconsin (town of Rome). Scheduled to open in 2017 is a new Bill Coore/Ben Crenshaw course with a second course by David McLay Kidd expected to debut in 2018.

Branson Expansion — Slated to open by late 2017 in Branson, Missouri are a new Bill Coore/Ben Crenshaw designed championship layout and a family-oriented 12-hole course designed by Gary Player.

Doak Delivers — Tom Doak, the creator of Pacific Dunes at Bandon Dunes and Cape Kidnappers in New Zealand, is designing Forest Dunes in northern Michigan. Featuring an innovative reversible loop routing, Forest Dunes is scheduled to have a soft opening in August 2016.

Dye’s 5th — Plans call for a fifth Pete Dye designed course at Kohler in Wisconsin. An opening date has not been announced. The course will be located in the town of Wilson, just south of Sheboygan.

Golden Bear Innovation — Red Ledges, a mountain golf community in Park City, Utah, recently broke ground a new Jack Nicklaus Signature 12-hole Golf Park.

Open Championship in Ireland — Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland, a favorite course of Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell, will host the 2019 Open Championship. It last hosted the Open in 1951.

Solheim in Scotland — In a recent announcement, the site for the 2019 Solheim Cup is Gleneagles Resort in Auchterarder, Perthshire, Scotland.