DeVries Designs and Infinite Variety enter new partnership


DeVries Designs and Infinite Variety enter new partnership
Sean Dudley
By Sean Dudley

DeVries Designs and Infinite Variety Golf Design have entered a new partnership that will see the two firms to collaborate on projects on both sides of the Atlantic.

Based in Michigan, DeVries Designs is led by architect Mike DeVries. The firm recently saw its design at Cape Wickham in Australia (pictured) open last year to high acclaim.

Frank Pont’s Infinite Variety Golf Design has years of experience working on course’s designed by the likes of Harry Colt, Hugh Alison and Tom Simpson.

It is hoped that the new partnership will combine the two companies’ experience and strengths to provide clubs in the Europe and North America with more options when approaching a project.

“I am really excited about the opportunity of working in Europe and with Frank, who is a very forward-thinking practitioner of our craft and respects the character and history of classic golf courses,” said DeVries. “Frank’s understanding of the European golf environment, combined with my knowledge of American architecture, broadens our abilities and makes us a formidable duo to build new, as well as properly restore and renovate classic courses.”

“Our partnership is great news, first and foremost for our clients who will benefit from even better and more complete services, but as importantly for ourselves in that Mike and I will be able to have even more fun working together on great projects,” said Pont. “It will follow the example of Colt and Alison who had a similar trans-Atlantic partnership during the ‘Golden Age’ of golf. I am convinced our partnership will be a game changer in the global arena of golf course architecture that others will find hard to emulate.”