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NEWS & AWARDS

JMP designed golf courses have been selected as venues for numerous professional golf tournaments over the past 25 years. Several recent and noteworthy tournaments are highlighted below that have been sanctioned by the European Tour, LPGA, Asian Tour and a Masters tournament!

Black Stone Exclusive Golf Club – Seoul, Korea

  • Ballantine’s Championship – European Tour – 2011-2013

Royale Jakarta Golf Club – Jakarta, Indonesia

  • The Indonesian Masters – Asian Tour – 2011-2017
  • 2017 – Announced as ‘Prestigious Season Ending Event
    Crowning Order of Merit Winner’

Jian Lake Blue Bay Golf Club – Hainan Island, China

  • Blue Bay LPGA – LPGA Tour – 2014-2017

Padivalley Golf Club – Makassar, Indonesia

  • Gowa Padivalley Classic – ASEAN Tour – 2011

Luxe Hills International Country Club – Chengdu, China

  • China Volvo Open – European Tour – 2011

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AWARDS / HONORS

Bukit Pandawa Golf Club Holes 9 & 8Bukit Pandawa Golf & Country Club – Voted World’s Best Par 3 Golf Course 2017

On November 25, 2017 the World Golf Awards presented Bukit Pandawa Golf & Country Club with the award for the World’s Best Par 3 Golf Course. The award ceremony was held at La Manga Club, Murcia, Spain. Bob Moore of JMP attended the ceremony to accept the award on behalf of the Club.
Link to World Golf Awards: http://worldgolfawards.com/

“15 Great Golf Course Architects…” – Featured in Golf Vacation Insider

JMP was honored to be recognized as one of the golf course architects “whose work you should seek out” or “you may miss out on some great golf courses.”
Link to article:  http://www.golfvacationinsider.com/great-golf-course-architects

The Confidential Guide to Golf Courses Volume 2Fazenda da Grama Golf Club – Featured in ‘The Confidential Guide to Golf Courses – Vol. 2

The course was honored to be one of the featured Brazilian profiles in the long-awaited 2nd volume of the series. Fazenda da Grama is described as “…a lovely core golf course in a valley about an hour north…” of Sao Paulo. “The variety of undulation in the valley is outstanding, and the best of it has been utilized on the four par-5 holes…”

Brian-Costello---Mt-Malarayat-H-18-smMount Malarayat Golf Club – Best Golf Course in the Philippines – Asia Pacific Golf Summit 2014. Site of the 89th Philippine Open.

The course’s Makulot #7 has been included among The 500 World’s Greatest Golf Holes by the Editors of Golf Magazine.

Royal Jakarta Course 3Royale Jakarta Golf Club – Best Golf Course in Indonesia – 1st Runner-Up – Asia Pacific Golf Summit 2014. The course was honored to be selected as the ‘Prestigious Season Ending Event’ for the Asian Tour in 2017. The ‘Order of Merit’ winner will be crowned at the conclusion of the tournament.

PARTNER NEWS

NagsHeadGolfLinks-NagsHead-NC-color-logoPGA.com awards Nags Head Golf Links as ‘Best Links-Style Golf Course in the US’. Designed by Bob Moore, this course presents a true Scottish links-style championship course nestled into the natural, windswept environment of the Outer Banks where sand dunes and rugged coastline create a unique and memorable golf experience. Other finalists included Pebble Beach, Bandon Dunes, Whistling Straits and Chambers Bay.

Golf Architecture Vol 6 Featuring Black Stone Courses Cover-150xBrian Costello was honored to be selected to author the Lead Essay for the latest edition of ‘Golf Architecture – A Worldwide Perspective, Volume Six’ compiled by Paul Daley. The story of the Black Stone Golf & Resort in Jeju, Korea was thoughtfully detailed from initial concepts through completion and the creative process that brought forth this ‘modern classic’.

Asla-logo-150xThe American Society of Landscape Architects elevated Mark Hollinger to the ASLA Council of Fellows in November of 2014. Fellowship is among the highest honors the ASLA bestows on members and recognizes the contributions of these individuals to their profession and society at large based on their works, leadership and management, knowledge, and service.

Asia's Best 2012-150xRobert Moore was a Panelist at the Asia Pacific Golf Summit 2013 recently held in Jakarta, Indonesia. Bob was also on hand to accept two awards. JMP received the distinction of being named among the Top Three Golf Course Architects in the Asia-Pacific region for the third year in a row. The second commendation, “Best Golf Course in Indonesia”, was awarded to Royale Jakarta Golf Club for the second year in a row, a recently opened course designed by Mr. Moore.

RECENT OPENINGS

Bukit Pandawa Golf Club Bali IndonesiaBUKIT PANDAWA GOLF CLUB, Bali, Indonesia
Awarded “World’s Best Par 3 Golf Course 2017.” On the most southern coastline of Bali along dramatic cliffs rising from the Indian Ocean, this new 18-hole executive golf course emerges from the limestone landscape. Bukit Pandawa Golf Club weaves its way from elevated ridges to ocean cliff edges and features 10 holes with ocean views. The course is centrally located amongst four new 5-star hotels that include Mandarin Oriental, Raffles, Fairmont and Waldorf Astoria. The golf course, which opened in 2016, is characterized by intricate green complexes, rock outcroppings, architectural ruins, and a natural landscape theme.

NEW BERN GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB, New Bern, North Carolina
Following an intense 6 month renovation New Bern Golf & CC reopened in September 2017. The renovation included the relocation of two green complexes, reconstruction of all bunkers, conversion of greens to an ultra-dwarf bermuda grass, addition of fairway bunkers on two holes, extensive tree removal and the addition / expansion of numerous tee boxes. The most dramatic change occurred on the Club’s signature 18th hole sited alongside the Trent River. The green was shifted almost 20 yards closer to the River and lowered to improve visibility.

SHADOW HILLS GOLF CLUB – South Course, Palm Springs, California
Shadow Hill Golf Club Palm Springs CaliforniaJMP was commissioned to provide Renovation Master Plan services at this Sun City property located in Indio next to Palm Springs. The report focused on extensive turf reduction, bunker rehabilitation and other course improvements. Phase One of the program was recently completed including extensive improvements to the Practice Facility, a complete bunker renovation, and a re-design of the 18-hole putting course offering multiple routes of play. With inclusion of night lighting the putting course will be enjoyed both day & night. The new putting course and practice facility open in November of 2017.

Rainbow Hills Stone CourseRAINBOW HILLS GOLF CLUB, Bogor, Indonesia
The third 9-holes at Rainbow Hills Resort is now open. The golf course was designed by JMP as a 27-hole facility. The original 18-holes opened in the mid-1990’s and has since matured into a beautiful golf course. Golf Magazine selected the 4th Hole as one of the “World’s Best 500 Golf Holes.” According to Bob Moore, “The third 9-holes named the Stone Course is the most visually spectacular of the three nines. This additional nine will greatly enhance the golf experience at Rainbow Hills and present the Club with operational flexibility.”

Blackstone Exclusive Golf ClubBLACK STONE EXCLUSIVE GOLF CLUB – ICHEON, Icheon, Korea
Selected as the home course for the European Tour’s Ballantine’s Championship for the 2011 through 2013 seasons. This 27-hole high-end private golf club is located about 1 hour from Seoul with membership values near the top of the market. Each combination of the 9-hole loops yields a par 72 – 7,300 plus yard test of demanding golf. The course features magnificent ridgeline views, beautifully landscaped creeks & lakes and secluded forest glens. Awarded “Korea’s Best New Golf Courses 2010-2011” and a “5-Star” ranking by Golf Digest in 2010.

Dongzhuang Beach Links GCDONGZHUANG BEACH GOLF CLUB, Shanghai, China
Located adjacent to the Shanghai Pudong International Airport and along the mouth of the Yangtze River is the new 36-hole Dongzhuang Beach (Shanghai) Golf Club. This golf-only project consists of two 18-hole golf courses. One is a traditional Parkland course featuring lakes, streams and tree lined fairways and colorful landscaping throughout. The second course offers a seaside Links-style course featuring long grasses and unusual undulating landforms.

Jian Lake Blue Bay AerialJIAN LAKE BLUE BAY GOLF CLUB & SEASIDE RESORT, Lingshui, Hainan Island, China
This new 18-hole seaside course is situated along the South China Sea and offers a par 72, 7,300 yard championship test of links golf. The course features beautiful sugar sand dunes and colorful landscaping. The course respects the traditions of famous Scottish-links while integrating new strategic elements and features. In addition to the oceanfront golf, the Westin Hotel and resort development provide luxurious accommodations to enhance the island golf experience. The course has hosted the LPGA Blue Bay golf championship in 2014 through 2017.

Shine-Dale-Golf-Resort-Hole-#9-LakeSHINE DALE GOLF CLUB, Gangwon Province, Korea
Forests of pine, fir and hardwood combined with breathtaking views provide the backdrop for this high-end public golf enclave located less than an hour’s drive from the Gangnam District of Seoul. The 27-hole routing features themed 9-hole loops that add depth and unique interest to each 18-hole combination. The stately clubhouse adds another layer of elegance and offers the perfect venue for relaxation amid this beautiful country retreat.

Taohua Yuan Golf Club, Changzhi Island, Zhoushan, ChinaTAOHUA YUAN GOLF CLUB, Changzhi Island, China
The first 9-holes and expansive practice range facility are open for play on Changzhi Island situated just south of Zhoushan Island. This 18-hole championship course is the centerpiece of a seaside resort & residential community. Upon completion the course will feature nine dramatic holes along the sea.

Yanqing Splendid #6YANQING SPLENDID HOT SPRINGS RESORT, Yanqing, China
This area, north of Beijing, is renowned for the hot springs but add golf to the regions’ newest attractions. The resort complex offers 27-holes of ‘splendid’ golf set against the base of a spectacular mountain range. The Badaling section of the Great Wall of China is the best preserved portion of the wall and is visible from the resort.

360º Golf Club, Hole #14 at Sunrise, Yeoju Korea360º GOLF CLUB, Yeoju, Korea
This 18-hole high-end public golf course will be leading the wave of new daily-fee facilities destined to be developed over the next decade in Korea. Golfers are treated like a “member-for-a-day” and encounter a golf experience that exceeds the expectations of even the most sophisticated and discerning golfer. Sited in forested terrain the golf course meanders through cascading waterfalls and pristine lakes affording spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. Awards – ‘Best New Courses in Korea 2012-2013’ & ‘4.5 Star Ranking’ by Golf Digest; ‘Top Ten New Courses in Korea 2012’ from Golf Magazine.

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

PARAHYANGAN GOLF, Bandung, Indonesia
Parahyangan Golf Bandung IndonesiaIncomparable visual drama is one of the great strengths of this 18-hole championship golf course. Located on a spectacular landform, the course flows along the deeply incised ravines and lake edges of Lake Saguling and climbs onto the flanks of surrounding mountains offering commanding views of the valley floor. The course also features a highly-strategic layout featuring multiple lines of play on virtually every hole. Parahyangan Golf is a key component of Kota Baru Parayhangan, a carefully planned, mixed-use development spreading over an area of 1,250 hectares. This award-winning “new city” is home to over 2,200 residences, schools, shops, restaurants, hospital and water park. Opening is planned for early-mid 2018.

AYUTTHAYA GOLF CLUB & SPORTS CENTER, Ayutthaya, Thailand
Atutthaya Golf Club ThailandLocated near the ancient capitol of Bangkok this big, bold golf course is being sculpted into a landform of rice fields and canals. The layout is designed as a “stadium course” incorporating large elevated viewing areas and a length of 7,600 yards for the expressed purpose of hosting major tournaments. Sweeping topography with elevation changes of 15 meters are being achieved primarily by lowering the site’s existing water table. This method of achieving bold movement on flat land was first used at Rajpruek Club, a sister course to Ayutthaya located in Bangkok. The course is scheduled for opening in 2018.

SUVARNA JAKARTA GOLF CLUB, Jakarta, Indonesia
Suvarna Jakarta Golf Club IndonesiaBlessed with an excellent location inside the city of Jakarta this entirely new 27-hole championship golf course is presently being constructed on the site of the old Halim 2 golf course. With the exception of location, the new layout shares nothing with the original 18-hole military course. The design style of Suvarna Jakarta is best described as Indonesian ‘links’. Elements such as riveted bunkers, burns (walled canals), large green complexes and highly strategic bunkering are borrowed from the historic links courses. These elements are married with the best of the Indonesian landscape including majestic trees, water in all its forms and the colorful, native landscape palette. One of Survarna’s most striking features is the ‘Elysian Field’. The Field integrates three par 5 finishing holes into a broad landform with shared fairways, cross bunkering, meandering burns and dozens of possible lines of play. The course is scheduled to open in 2018.

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GREATWALL GOLF CLUB, Baoding, China
The 36-hole golf complex is dramatically and sensitively routed along an urban river corridor south of Beijing. The Wetland and Parkland courses will offer varied settings and golf experiences. Additionally, a meandering trail system provides alternative recreational opportunities to view this restored wetland eco-scape.

JIUZHAIGOU SHANGRI LA MOUNTAIN RESORT, Sichuan Province, China
The setting for the 18-hole resort golf course is as the name suggests…Shangri La. Located near the famous “World Culture Heritage” site of Juizhaigou Valley Scenic Spot in western Sichuan Province the course is scheduled to celebrate the Grand Opening in 2018. A new Banyan Tree Resort Hotel will overlook the golf course surrounded by the breathtaking scenery of this high mountain alpine plateau reminiscent of the Alps.

Poly Park 2010 Hole #11POLY PARK 2010 – GUIYANG, Guiyang, China
A new golf and residential community located in China’s south central provincial Capital City of Guiyang. The course has been carefully routed through a beautiful valley and rolling hillside terrain. Each 9-hole loop presents a sequence of holes that incorporate lakes and meandering water courses. Of particular note is the exciting finishing sequence of Holes 16 through Hole 18 with the water providing strategic and aesthetic definition.

Shandong Xueye Lake GCSHANDONG XUEYE LAKE GOLF CLUB, Jinan, China
This exclusive lakeside residential golf community is strategically located near the capital of Shandong Province. The 18-hole golf course and practice facility are thoughtfully integrated into the master-planned development. Players will appreciate the strategic design that presents optional routes of play to attack each hole.

Manyaran Hills Golf ClubMANYARAN HILLS GOLF CLUB, Semarang, Indonesia
Padang Golf Manyaran Indah is an existing ‘bare bones’ 18-hole golf course located in a beautiful valley within a 20 minute drive of Semarang’s international airport. The Owner of the Project has acquired adjacent properties in order to incorporate additional land uses into the golf property. The Master Plan includes hotels, convention center, offices, hospital, apartments and residential villas. The golf course is being totally rerouted and increased in both length and challenge to provide a professional tournament venue. Construction is underway.


Silver Cloud Hole #11SILVER CLOUD GOLF CLUB, Fuzhou, China
This new 18-hole golf resort is conveniently located in the City of Fuzhou within China’s southeastern Fujian Province. The project will feature an upscale residential component surrounding the centerpiece golf course, as well as a full-service clubhouse and hot spring hotel complex.

CURRENTLY ON THE BOARDS

PAHG&CC Proposed Hole 7 VisualizationPALO ALTO HILLS GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB, Palo Alto, California
The 18-hole, par 72 layout which incorporated in 1958, offers spectacular sweeping views of the San Francisco Bay and is located next to the 500-plus acre Arastradero Open Space Preserve. JMP is working closely with the membership and key staff to create a Renovation Master Plan that addresses short and long-term interests for the private club. The club is faced with the immediate need to selectively remove diseased Monterey Pines and continue a program to reduce irrigation use, including turf reduction, in light of the on-going drought in the greater region now entering the 4th year. The Renovation Master Plan will provide a clear vision that guides the transformation of the course from a parkland, tree-lined style to a more ‘rustic’ and open character that is in greater harmony with the open space preserve.

CITRA RAYA GOLF CLUB, Jambi, Indonesia
This new 18 hole golf course is a recreational component of Citra Raya City, a 645 hectare (1,580 acre) mixed use development located in the city of Jambi, on the east coast of Sumatra. The Project will include shopping center, business park, hotels, hospital, schools, water park and a wide variety of housing. The project is being developed by Ciputra, one of the largest and most successful property developers in Southeast Asia.

RENOVATION CONSULTING SERVICES
JMP is providing our world-class renovation consulting services on numerous projects throughout the world. The projects range from the renovation of a single course feature, developing turf reduction programs, to the creation of Long Range Master Plans and the total redesign and reconstruction of the entire golf course. Domestically we have projects that are located in California, North Carolina and Virginia. International markets include Brazil, China, the Philippines, the Middle East, Mexico and Southeast Asia.

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“These are my standards to laying out a golf course: Make each hole present a different problem. So arrange it that every stroke must be made with full concentration and attention necessary to good golf.” Donald Ross