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Hong Kong’s Clearwater Bay set for major bunker renovation

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Click Here for Original Article Clearwater Bay Golf Club in Hong Kong is preparing to begin a major bunker renovation in conjunction with Australian architect Harley Kruse, incorporating systems from Capillary Bunkers and EcoBunker. “It’s like the Pebble Beach of Asia, except that you have the ocean on every hole and a huge marina full of enormous yachts,” said Capillary Bunkers CEO and inventor Martin Sternberg. Given Clearwater Bay’s oceanside location and the tropical climate, which, in the monsoon season, …

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EXCLUSIVE: Finding Kameruka

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Click Here for Original Article In another time, the sprawling Kameruka Estate was one of Australia’s largest cattle runs. It was also home to a nine-hole course with links to St. Andrews in Scotland, but has long since disappeared under lush pasture. Here, we go in search of the lost course of Kameruka. We intended to escape back over the fence where a few hours earlier we’d begun our dawn incursion. But now the imposing silhouette of the farmer was …

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New Look Killara in Kruse Control

In Articles, News by Harley Kruse

A strategic makeover by respected course architect Harley Kruse has replaced Killara Golf Club’s “botanical garden” looks with Sandbelt feels. And its amenable membership deserves some of the plaudits. By Brad Clifton The late, great David Mercer cherished all 69 of his years at his beloved Killara Golf Club. The proud PGA of Australia life member, who passed away last September, aged 89, seldom wasted an opportunity to praise the leafy layout he called home on Sydney’s Upper North Shore. …

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A King Hit – Cape Wickham & Ocean Dunes, King Island

In Articles by Harley Kruse

The sun was setting as a bloke in a Holden Kingswood sedan drove up the fairway, stopped and pulled a mower off the back seat to start attending to a green. That’s what there is to love about Australian golf. Proud volunteer members rolling up their sleeves to get things done. This nine-hole course was a country golf club at heart; but a little different in that this was rolling dunes land on the ocean and next to the town …

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From Sand To Success – Danang, Vietnam

In Articles by Harley Kruse

Destination golf in the modern era has had its well-known recent success stories in Oregon (USA), Northern Tasmania and most recently on King Island in Bass Strait all delivering world-class links golf. Of a differing style, but nevertheless another successful golfing pioneering story is Danang in the developing Asian golfing nation of Vietnam, where coastal land abounds and is soft dunes in nature. – Harley Kruse Vietnam has been the place on many people’s lips in the golf industry for …

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Australian Made – 132 Years of Club History

In Articles by Harley Kruse

The Australian GC has had four homes and six course incarnations since opening in 1882; SAGCA tracks its remarkable history. As tournaments go the 110-year-old Australian Open is not only the oldest, but also the finest in the country. It is traditionally played on courses amongst the best in the land, indeed highly regarded around the world, and these courses like the event itself are steeped in history. Think of clubs such as Royal Adelaide, Kooyonga, Kingston Heath, Metropolitan, Royal …

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Thomson Truths – Q&A with a Living Legend

In Articles by Harley Kruse

2015 not only marked 50 years since Peter Thomson beat the likes of Arnold Palmer, Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus to win his fifth Open title (at Royal Birkdale) – but also 50 years in the golf course design business. With a lifetime in golf, Peter Thomson – recently turned 86 – is truly a pioneer and one of the game’s true renaissance men. A self-taught golfer, as a boy Peter would find golf balls in a tramway cutting that …

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Waste or embraced? Celebration of Sand: Getting back to basics

In Articles by Harley Kruse

Much has been said and written about the humble origins of the game of ‘goff’ on the sand dunes of the linksland of Britain. It is by no accident that the best golf courses and indeed collection of courses around the world tend to have been built on parcels of sandy land. All astutely chosen by their creators due to the sandy land’s inherent characteristics most suitable for golf – British linksland, New York’s Sandbelt, Melbourne’s Sandbelt, Monterey Peninsula, Oregon …

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President’s Message: Embrace the Competition

In Articles by Harley Kruse

Clubs need better awareness of why they should engage the expertise of a qualified golf course architect Recently I attended the launch of a book on the life of Alex Russell, co-authored by Dr John Green and former SAGCA President Neil Crafter. It is an excellent book (see review on page 74) on the man who was Australia’s first home-grown golf course architect. A man whose work, along with the construction team of the Morcom brothers, greatly impressed Dr Alister …

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Avondale GC

In Australia, Current Projects by Kruse Golf

A course Vegetation Management Plan to provide a guide and professional reference for the management of the course set within a large area of Sydney bushland.

Commonwealth GC

In Australia, Current Projects by Kruse Golf

Kruse Golf is commencing a total course vegetation masterplan and vegetation management plant process which is ongoing work from the highly successful work completed on holes 8 and 13 in early 2019.

Killara Golf Club

In Australia, Current Projects by Kruse Golf

KruseGolf has completed a full 18 greens reconstruction program based on an 18-hole Golf Course Improvements Plan.  Works have been completed and opened for play Sept 6th 2019 to much acclaim.  Ongoing works include a new short game practice area and course revegetation works.

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Royal Sydney Golf Club: Removal of trees will restore original coastal heathlands

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Click here for original article Sydney’s most prestigious and privately held golf club has revised its controversial $17 million redevelopment plan, promising to plant three times more trees and rip up a quarter of turf to create 14 hectares of native heathland true to the local landscape before colonisation. Under pressure from Woollahra Council and local residents, Royal Sydney Golf Club in Rose Bay plans to re-wild a quarter of its 57 hectares of irrigated greens with 500,000 native shrubs …

Dili, East Timor

In Current Projects, International by Kruse Golf

18-hole championship course as part master planned resort with 370 room hotel, conference center, hospital, residential and large public park. Project awaiting approvals Wentworth, Montreal Canada – 18-hole master planned resort and residential development. Project awaiting approvals

Avondale GC

In Australia, Current Projects by Kruse Golf

A course Vegetation Management Plan to provide a guide and professional reference for the management of the course set within a large area of Sydney bushland.

Commonwealth GC

In Australia, Current Projects by Kruse Golf

Kruse Golf is commencing a total course vegetation masterplan and vegetation management plant process which is ongoing work from the highly successful work completed on holes 8 and 13 in early 2019.

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Dili, East Timor

In Current Projects, International by Kruse Golf

18-hole championship course as part master planned resort with 370 room hotel, conference center, hospital, residential and large public park. Project awaiting approvals Wentworth, Montreal Canada – 18-hole master planned resort and residential development. Project awaiting approvals

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Hong Kong’s Clearwater Bay set for major bunker renovation

In Articles, News by Kruse Golf

Click Here for Original Article Clearwater Bay Golf Club in Hong Kong is preparing to begin a major bunker renovation in conjunction with Australian architect Harley Kruse, incorporating systems from Capillary Bunkers and EcoBunker. “It’s like the Pebble Beach of Asia, except that you have the ocean on every hole and a huge marina full of enormous yachts,” said Capillary Bunkers CEO and inventor Martin Sternberg. Given Clearwater Bay’s oceanside location and the tropical climate, which, in the monsoon season, …

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EXCLUSIVE: Finding Kameruka

In Articles, News by Kruse Golf

Click Here for Original Article In another time, the sprawling Kameruka Estate was one of Australia’s largest cattle runs. It was also home to a nine-hole course with links to St. Andrews in Scotland, but has long since disappeared under lush pasture. Here, we go in search of the lost course of Kameruka. We intended to escape back over the fence where a few hours earlier we’d begun our dawn incursion. But now the imposing silhouette of the farmer was …

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Royal Sydney Golf Club: Removal of trees will restore original coastal heathlands

In Current Projects, News by Kruse Golf

Click here for original article Sydney’s most prestigious and privately held golf club has revised its controversial $17 million redevelopment plan, promising to plant three times more trees and rip up a quarter of turf to create 14 hectares of native heathland true to the local landscape before colonisation. Under pressure from Woollahra Council and local residents, Royal Sydney Golf Club in Rose Bay plans to re-wild a quarter of its 57 hectares of irrigated greens with 500,000 native shrubs …

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New Look Killara in Kruse Control

In Articles, News by Harley Kruse

A strategic makeover by respected course architect Harley Kruse has replaced Killara Golf Club’s “botanical garden” looks with Sandbelt feels. And its amenable membership deserves some of the plaudits. By Brad Clifton The late, great David Mercer cherished all 69 of his years at his beloved Killara Golf Club. The proud PGA of Australia life member, who passed away last September, aged 89, seldom wasted an opportunity to praise the leafy layout he called home on Sydney’s Upper North Shore. …

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