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Searching for sustainability in Asia

Paul Jansen, golf course architect, reports on golf in Sri Lanka.

Published:
15th May 2017
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Designing your course,Golf and your community,Working with nature
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The rail line at Royal Colombo, which bisects the course.  
Paul Jansen, of Jansen Golf Design & Construction, has been part of the team that has delivered R&A sustainability seminars in China, Thailand, Japan and South Korea over the past 18 months.  He promotes sustainable golf course design and construction, with strong views on the length of courses, excessive bunkering and the use of ground contours to add interest and drainage capacity. 

Paul has organised a grand tour of southern Asia, visiting golf clubs across the region that reflect the character of Asia and aspects of sustainable development and management.  His first port of call was Sri Lanka and you can follow Paul’s journey of discovery here.