ASGCA reveals 2014 Design Excellence Recognition Program recipients

ASGCA reveals 2014 Design Excellence Recognition Program recipients
By Sean Dudley

The list of recipients for the third annual American Society of Golf Course Architects Design Excellence Recognition Program has been revealed.

12 courses in the US and Asia have been recognised, all of which have recently seen ASGCA members working to tackle unique design challenges.

The nominations for the 2014 list have been reviewed by a panel of golf industry leaders, including representatives from the Club Managers Association of America, Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, Golf Course Builders Association of America and National Golf Course Owners Association.

The recognised courses are:

- Bali National Resort, Bali, Indonesia – Neil Haworth, ASGCA

- Carillon North, Grayslake, Illinois – Greg Martin, ASGCA

- The Challenge Course Concept, Nipomo, California and Meridian, Idaho – Damian Pascuzzo, ASGCA

- Dennis Golf Performance Center, Columbus, Ohio – Michael Hurdzan, ASGCA Fellow

- Furman University, Greenville, South Carolina – Scot Sherman, ASGCA

- Mistwood Golf Club, Romeoville, Illinois – Ray Hearn, ASGCA

- Oakland Hills Country Club (North Course), Bloomfield, Michigan – Shawn Smith, ASGCA Associate

- Peninsula State Park Short Course, Ephraim, Wisconsin – Bob Lohmann, ASGCA

- Reid Municipal Golf Course, Appleton, Wisconsin – Todd Quitno, ASGCA Associate

- Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point, Bronx, New York – John Sanford, ASGCA in association with Jack Nicklaus and Jim Lipe

- Yinhong #6 Golf Club, Bejing City, China – Rick Robbins, ASGCA & Brian Lussier, ASGCA

- Yishan Golf Club, Wuhan, China – Rick Robbins, ASGCA & Brian Lussier, ASGCA

“Congratulations to each of these facilities, and the architects,” said ASGCA president Lee Schmidt. “The projects illustrate the breadth and depth of the challenges facing course owners and managers around the world, whether developing new facilities or keeping existing courses at the top of their games. In each case, by partnering with an ASGCA member, the courses benefited and are improving their communities today at social, economic and environmental levels.”

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