Designing for Drama – Podcast
Listen to EGD’s Dave Sampson, designer of 2023 Ryder Cup golf course at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club, discuss with host Gary Firkins how to create a stadium course fit for the world’s best.
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He tells us how his love affair with the game started back in his native South Africa, his unconventional start in course design and the growing importance and role that sustainability plays in all aspects of golf course architecture.
He pays tribute to the people working behind the scenes to make the Ryder Cup happen, including Golf Course Superintendent Lara Arias and her turf team.
Finally, Dave tells us about the importance of accessibility, creating designs so that customers can play 3, 6 or 9 holes if they wish to, and assesses the rising prevalence of golf entertainment venues.
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