GOLF
RESTORATION

As golf course architect Ian Andrew states in his excellent article about the restoration era, the restoration movement was born of frustration. Organisations like The Donald Ross Society were formed in response to some of the “more egregious work” on golf courses originally designed by, in this case, Ross. Now, in the United States in particular, many of the courses designed by architects from the ‘Golden Age’ of golf course architecture from 1910 to the late 1930s, are being returned to their original form, maybe with some concessions to advances in ball and club technology, so that golfers can appreciate the designs as originally intended.

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NEWS

Restoration of Donald Ross’s Sara Bay course to begin this month
News | Wed 25 Apr, 2018

Restoration of Donald Ross’s Sara Bay course to begin this month

Kris Spence to use historic documents to lead project at Florida club.

Restoration of Lakeside Golf Club course reaches completion
News | Wed 21 Mar, 2018

Restoration of Lakeside Golf Club course reaches completion

Todd Eckenrode – Origins Golf Design concludes work at LA course designed by Max Behr.

Renovations coming to Chickasaw Country Club course in Tennessee
News | Mon 19 Mar, 2018

Renovations coming to Chickasaw Country Club course in Tennessee

Bill Bergin uses historical photographs to restore elements of William Langford’s design.

Bergin’s Minnesota Valley renovation enhances course’s Raynor footprint
News | Tue 13 Mar, 2018

Bergin’s Minnesota Valley renovation enhances course’s Raynor footprint

Architect to reintroduce or enhance a number of template holes at course in Bloomington, Minnesota.

Famous Pandy bunker to be restored at Ganton Golf Club
News | Fri 01 Sep, 2017

Famous Pandy bunker to be restored at Ganton Golf Club

Iconic hazard at UK club to be reintroduced by Conor Walsh with the assistance of Gordon Irvine.

Next phase of bunker work to commence at The Berkshire
News | Wed 30 Aug, 2017

Next phase of bunker work to commence at The Berkshire

Tim Lobb aiming to reintroduce vintage look to bunkering at historic UK club.

Restoration of Hammock Beach’s Ocean Course nears completion
News | Fri 25 Aug, 2017

Restoration of Hammock Beach’s Ocean Course nears completion

Nicklaus Design leads work at Florida resort following storm damage in October 2016.

Bukit Course at Singapore Island CC restored to original James Braid design
News | Tue 01 Aug, 2017

Bukit Course at Singapore Island CC restored to original James Braid design

Owen Hester of Green Dynasty discusses recent project at historic course in south-east Asia.

East Orange Golf Course completes renovations with clubhouse opening
News | Tue 18 Jul, 2017

East Orange Golf Course completes renovations with clubhouse opening

The three-year project involved a full course redesign led by architect Stephen Kay.

Restoration of La Mer at Le Touquet course reaches completion
News | Mon 26 Jun, 2017

Restoration of La Mer at Le Touquet course reaches completion

Patrice Boissonnas and Frank Pont complete work at Harry Colt-designed course in northern France.

Donald Ross design characteristics return to Pinehurst No. 3
News | Tue 18 Apr, 2017

Donald Ross design characteristics return to Pinehurst No. 3

The course has also been rerouted to make room for Gil Hanse’s new nine-hole short course.

Brookwater reopens following refurb by Greg Norman Golf Course Design
News | Tue 18 Apr, 2017

Brookwater reopens following refurb by Greg Norman Golf Course Design

All 18 greens have been refreshed, resurfaced and, in some cases, redesigned to improve playability.

Rennie hired to develop new masterplan for Inverness Golf Club
News | Wed 22 Feb, 2017

Rennie hired to develop new masterplan for Inverness Golf Club

Architect to create analytic survey of parkland course in the Scottish Highlands. 

Second phase of restoration work commences at Inglewood Golf Club
News | Thu 09 Feb, 2017

Second phase of restoration work commences at Inglewood Golf Club

Jeff Mingay leading multi-year project to restore best elements of A. Vernon Macan’s original design.

LATEST
MAGAZINE

Issue 52 of Golf Course Architecture is now available
Magazine, News | Thu 19 Apr, 2018

Issue 52 of Golf Course Architecture is now available

The Links at Perry Cabin – Pete Dye's final course project – features on the latest issue’s cover.

Gopher Watch Competition – April 2018
Gopher Watch | Elizabeth Robinson

Gopher Watch Competition – April 2018

Which course has Sandy the gopher visited this month?

FEATURE
ARTICLES

Restoring the ground game at Ballybunion’s Old course
On site | Wed 20 Jan, 2016

Restoring the ground game at Ballybunion’s Old course

The Irish club has completed a bold project to return its greens to proper links turf.

A legendary collaboration at Chicago’s Old Elm Club
On site | Thu 10 Dec, 2015

A legendary collaboration at Chicago’s Old Elm Club

Adam Lawrence reports on the restoration of a course worked on by both Ross and Colt.

Restoring a championship classic at Olympia Fields
On site | Thu 06 Aug, 2015

Restoring a championship classic at Olympia Fields

Adam Lawrence visits the Chicago club ahead this year’s US Amateur.

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