Industry News

Industry Notes: Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Hanse Golf Design to re-design The Links at Spanish Bay; Fox Harb'r Resort expanding to 36 holes with new Carrick-McBroom course

USGA: Names Pepperdine University associate head coach Chris Zambri as the first head coach of the United States National Development Program. Zambri, who led Pepperdine to a national championship in 2021 and was previously on the Southern Cal coaching staff for 14 years, will begin Nov. 1. He will be tasked with leading the overall direction of the USNDP’s National Team program as well as providing support and guidance to the elite golfers selected to represent their country in international competition and as part of the national teams.

Fox Harb’r Resort: Announces additional development updates at its five-star property in Nova Scotia, including an accelerated launch of a second phase of construction for its new Carrick-McBroom designed golf course. By summer 2026 36 holes will be completed — an 18-hole Ocean Course fronting the Northumberland Strait and an 18-hole parkland-style course, adjacent to the resort’s vineyards, to be known as the Vineyard Course. Also, following the completion of the 37,000-square-foot Joyce Centre in 2022, plans are also in place for exclusive new real estate opportunities designed by acclaimed Canadian architect Brian MacKay Lyons.

Pebble Beach Company: Partnering with Gil Hanse and Jim Wagner, and Hanse Golf Course Design to re-design The Links at Spanish Bay. Opened in 1987 between the Inn at Spanish Bay and the Pacific Ocean, Spanish Bay offers a Scotland-inspired golf experience with ocean views on nearly every hole. "The Links at Spanish Bay possesses nearly every raw element you’d want in a golf course, from expansive ocean views to rolling, sandy terrain," Hanse said. "With these natural attributes already in place, our team will have a significant head start on delivering a final product that will be in the top echelon of ‘must play’ courses."