An article I wrote this month for Indian Golf Digest highlighting why golf clubs should focus on the small detail if the want to make the biggest impact for the least amount of money spent.
View website document here: http://indiagolfdigest.com/improve-your-facility-on-a-budget-paul-jansen/
We are currently working in the sub continent on projects in both Sri Lanka (at the Royal Colombo GC) and Bangladesh (Coxs Bazar Golf Club). We are hoping to sign up a few more in the coming months in a part of the world that we are very fond of and have many friends.
See press release here: https://www.agif.asia/2018/05/jansen-golf-design-construction-making-mark-sub-continent/
Some pictures of our work here:
Hole 15 (Royal Colombo)
Hole 9 (Royal Colombo)
Hole 13 (Royal Colombo)
Hole 3 (Coxs Bazar Golf Club)
Hole 1 and 9 (Coxs Bazar Golf Club)
I recently spent a few days in Dubai and got to play the new Trump Dubai Golf Course alongside Kent Gray – editor of Golf Digest Middle East. I rarely get to play much golf these days (I tend to walk golf courses that I am really interested in) so it was a treat to get out and play one of the newest editions to the golf scene in Dubai.
Post the round Golf Digest ME asked me to pen some thoughts on the golf course and see these here: http://golfdigestme.com/trump-international-golf-club-dubai-year/
Singapore Golf Vacations magazine recently published an article about the way we work. See the article here: Sustainable Golf Design and Construction Article
What makes us different from our competition is the fact that we are very involved in every facet of the design and construction process. Whilst this might mean we only work on a select few projects at any one time we have come to realise that this method is instrumental in helping create high quality golf courses that are cost effective to build/restore and maintain and are environmentally friendly and sustainable in nature.
My latest offering for the Hong Kong Golfer magazine detailing some of my favorite golf courses and destinations in Southern Asia. Se the full article here: http://www.hkgolfer.com/courses-and-travel/seven-wonders-southern-asia
Some of my work (and travel) in the sub-continent was recently documented in Destination Golf Magazine Issue 42 (January 2018) including the new course I designed and is being built in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.
See the link here and visit pgs 52 – 57 for the article / picture essay: https://view.joomag.com/destination-golf-january-2018/0868632001516989610?short
I recently penned a piece for New Zealand Golf Digest (which is also featured in Australian Golf Digest) on Asia’s most unique golf courses. Asia really does have some fun and unique golf.
Find the article here:
New Zealand Golf Digest: https://newzealandgolfdigest.co.nz/southern-asias-11-unique-golf-courses/
Australian Golf Digest: https://www.australiangolfdigest.com.au/southern-asias-11-unique-golf-courses/
I spent a week in Myanmar (formally Burma) in late April / early May this year. During my time in Myanmar I toured over a dozen golf courses including in the major centres of Yangon and Mandalay and lesser known parts like Bagan, Popa, Thayet and Megwey. To date this will go down as one of my greatest experiences and I would urge you to visit this wonderful country which is so rich in history, beauty…..and yes golf.
In a recent article I wrote for the R&A (see: http://golfcoursemanagement.randa.org/en/My-view/2017/11/Paul-Jansen.aspx ) I highlighted how golf in this South East Asian country is both affordable and accessible and how we can all learn from this. I have used numerous examples of golf courses I visited throughout the land to build my case.
To be honest I found this to be one of my my favorite articles I have written to date (and easiest to write because I feel so strongly about a lot of the content).