In a recent article from, author Lisa Allen writes that the tough economy is propelling forward a movement to make golf courses more welcoming to a wider range of golfers, including women.

“There isn’t an architect I know of that doesn’t think of women,” Vicki Martz, ASGCA states in the piece. Alice Dye, ASGCA Fellow and author of the landmark publication from the early 90s entitled “Creating a Two Tee System for Women” also commented. “If you look at any of our courses, you can putt your way around them. That’s because women can’t clear long carries,” explained the ASGCA Past President who has collaborated for more than five decades in golf course architecture with husband Pete Dye, also an ASGCA Past President.

In the article, Allen addresses the criteria the Executive Women’s Golf Association (EWGA) has defined as necessary for a course to be “women-friendly.” She also discusses how advances for more sustainable design may help courses become more favorable to female golfers.

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