COURSE
RENOVATION

For many golf course architects, renovation, redesign and/or restoration projects at existing golf courses form a large part of their portfolio. Elements of golf courses have a limited lifecycle, and trends change, making this type of work essential for clubs that want to continue to attract golfers and remain competitive in their local markets.

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Prince’s Golf Club progresses with renovation of Shore and Dunes nines
News | Thu 23 May, 2019

Prince’s Golf Club progresses with renovation of Shore and Dunes nines

Mackenzie & Ebert oversees project to complete similar upgrades as on Himalayas course.

Hanse Golf Course Design completes first phase of Narin & Portnoo redesign
News | Tue 21 May, 2019

Hanse Golf Course Design completes first phase of Narin & Portnoo redesign

Club intends to bring back the ‘feel and character’ of the Irish links course.

Jonathan Davison restores bunker style at Carlisle Golf Club
News | Mon 20 May, 2019

Jonathan Davison restores bunker style at Carlisle Golf Club

Architect uses historical photography to bring Mackenzie Ross elements back to UK course.

Love Golf Design’s new Birdwood course takes shape at Boar’s Head
News | Fri 17 May, 2019

Love Golf Design’s new Birdwood course takes shape at Boar’s Head

Golf course architect Scot Sherman explains rationale for redesign of University of Virginia course.

Milford Haven completes work on new eighteenth hole
News | Thu 16 May, 2019

Milford Haven completes work on new eighteenth hole

Marc Westenborg oversees bunker work and introduction of water feature at Welsh club.

Leitershofen to reopen next month following renovation
News | Tue 14 May, 2019

Leitershofen to reopen next month following renovation

Thomas Himmel creates “nine visually different and strategic green complexes” at German club.

Major tree clearing programme at historic Woking
News | Fri 10 May, 2019

Major tree clearing programme at historic Woking

Tim Lobb advises on project at English club, where 1.5 hectares of trees have been removed.

Kris Spence breaks ground on renovation at North Ridge
News | Fri 10 May, 2019

Kris Spence breaks ground on renovation at North Ridge

Architect to reduce raised mounding around greens to promote ground game.

Lohmann Quitno begins renovation work at White Eagle
News | Wed 08 May, 2019

Lohmann Quitno begins renovation work at White Eagle

Sand areas will be reduced by more than half at 27-hole Illinois club to ease maintenance burden.

Jacksonville G&CC begins greens and bunkers renovation
News | Thu 02 May, 2019

Jacksonville G&CC begins greens and bunkers renovation

Clyde Johnston expands putting surfaces and rebuilds tee complexes for Florida club.

Keowee Key to reopen in August following major renovation
News | Wed 01 May, 2019

Keowee Key to reopen in August following major renovation

Richard Mandell develops new tee complexes and fairway drainage system for South Carolina club.

Spogárd & VanderVaart begins seeding work at Hilversumsche Golf Club
News | Tue 30 Apr, 2019

Spogárd & VanderVaart begins seeding work at Hilversumsche Golf Club

Architect firm removes trees and sand as part of ninth hole renovation at Dutch club.

The Club at Lac La Belle on track for autumn reopening
News | Mon 29 Apr, 2019

The Club at Lac La Belle on track for autumn reopening

Craig Haltom reroutes Wisconsin course and uses new land as part of major renovation.

Bruntsfield Links completes £1.2 million renovation project
News | Fri 26 Apr, 2019

Bruntsfield Links completes £1.2 million renovation project

Work by Mackenzie & Ebert includes eight new holes and over 80 bunkers redesigned.

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MAGAZINE

The April 2019 issue of Golf Course Architecture is out now!
Magazine, News | Wed 17 Apr, 2019

The April 2019 issue of Golf Course Architecture is out now!

The cover of our new issue features the Twin Dolphin layout in Mexico, designed by Todd Eckenrode.

Gopher Watch Competition – April 2019
Gopher Watch, News | Wed 17 Apr, 2019

Gopher Watch Competition – April 2019

Which course has Sandy the gopher visited this month?

FEATURE
ARTICLES

“Many bunkers add difficulty for average players but are superfluous for the Tour player”
Interview | Richard Humphreys

“Many bunkers add difficulty for average players but are superfluous for the Tour player”

Tom Doak discusses the renovation of Memorial Park golf course, which will host the PGA Tour’s Houston Open.

“The timing couldn’t have been better”
Interview | Toby Ingleton

“The timing couldn’t have been better”

Andy Staples discusses his master plan of renovations for Olympia Fields’ South course.

Restoring the original design strategy at Laem Chabang
Interview | Richard Humphreys

Restoring the original design strategy at Laem Chabang

Nicklaus Design associate Sean Quinn discusses the renovation of the Mountain nine at Thai club.

Old Oakland: “A challenging and enjoyable round of golf, day in, day out”
Interview | Richard Humphreys

Old Oakland: “A challenging and enjoyable round of golf, day in, day out”

Ron Kern discusses his approach to the 27-hole renovation at the private club in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Changing course
Interview | Richard Humphreys

Changing course

Chris Cochran discusses the redesign of the Florida State University’s Don Veller Seminole golf course.

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