Malahide Golf Club in Dublin is revamping its Red nine with the assistance of Irish architecture practice Jeff Howes Golf Design.
Club members voted in favour of the Howes plan at a recent general meeting, after the designer presented the proposed changes using a 3D helicopter-style fly-by visualisation. A Howes-led renovation of the Blue nine at the 27-hole club opened for play in 2008.
The course was originally designed by Eddie Hackett. This second phase of redevelopment will start later in the month, and the work is expected to take between four and six weeks. Four greens and their surrounds will be redesigned, four entirely new greens and three new tees built, while ten new fairway bunker complexes, two lakes and a stream will be added. The club is currently reviewing tenders and will appoint a contractor shortly.