Golf architecture firm Tripp Davis and Associates has completed a master plan for renovations of the course at Engineers Country Club on Long Island, New York, US.
The project will not be the first time Davis has worked at the historic course, which hosted two national championships soon after it was built – the 1919 PGA Championship and 1920 U.S. Amateur Championships. Davis has completed a variety of smaller project at Engineers over the past decade.
Engineers Country Club has hired the firm to work alongside recently hired golf course superintendent Matt Stoy to help bring the course back to its former glory. Stoy previously worked as an assistant and head superintendent of the east course at Merion Golf Club near Philadelphia, working alongside Matt Shaffer to restore and renovate the course ahead of the 2013 US Open.
“I am very excited to have Matt join Engineers and become part of the exciting work we are doing there,” said Davis. “There are a lot of similarities between the east course at Merion and Engineers, from the rolling terrain, the uniquely classic architecture, the compact sites, and the fact that both were among the best in the United States as of 1920.”
Engineers plays 6,800 yards and was originally designed by Herbert Strong. Devereux Emmet remodeled the course in 1921.
“A lot of stylistic elements that we want to restore at Engineers are also found on the east course at Merion,” added Davis. “Our goal at Engineers is to reach a point where members and guests will see, feel and experience why Engineers deserved its early reputation as one of America’s finest designs.”