Lester George hired to create masterplan for Audubon CC


Lester George hired to create masterplan for Audubon CC
Sean Dudley
By Sean Dudley

Golf course architect Lester George has been hired to create a long-term masterplan for the golf course and facilities at Audubon Country Club in Louisville, Kentucky.

Originally designed by Tom Bendelow in 1908, the course at Audubon has hosted a number of tournaments over the years, including the Kentucky Open, Kentucky State Amateur and Kentucky Senior Amateur championships.

George has been hired to help modernise and improve the golf facilities and infrastructure of the club.

“This master planning process is what Audubon needs to continue to position itself as a premier country club in the city of Louisville,” Bob Frank, president of Audubon CC. “The creation of this long-range plan will help sustain our current membership and prepare for bringing in future members. This masterplan is going to help our club match the growth and improvements happening all around us. We're excited to be working with Lester George and his team."

George will be meeting with a number of focus groups representing various sections of the club to help gain different opinions on the course and direction of the club.

“Lester has a unique and inclusive approach,” said Eric Gilliland, director of golf at Audubon CC. “He suggested we allow the membership to give their input on what they want Audubon to become before we share our ideas with them so we can compare their ideas of what the club needs with our own. This process is unfolding organically with the right person at the right time.”

George commented: “I am looking forward to hearing what the membership has to say about the facilities and amenities so we can work that information into an inclusive, comprehensive plan for Audubon. I fell in love with the course the first time I toured it, and I think the club leadership saw my passion.”