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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Richard Mandell nears completion of first phase of Lake Forest project
News | Mon 12 Nov, 2018

Richard Mandell nears completion of first phase of Lake Forest project

Architect discovers original architect to be Tom Bendelow in old newspaper clippings.

Bergin completes restoration work at Chickasaw
News | Tue 23 Oct, 2018

Bergin completes restoration work at Chickasaw

Architect returns greens and bunkers to the original William Langford design at Memphis club.

Tripp Davis continues Tillinghast restoration work at Niagara Falls CC
News | Mon 15 Oct, 2018

Tripp Davis continues Tillinghast restoration work at Niagara Falls CC

Architect to rebuild eleventh green and various bunkers as part of masterplan for New York club.

Sara Bay reopens following restoration of Donald Ross course
News | Fri 12 Oct, 2018

Sara Bay reopens following restoration of Donald Ross course

Kris Spence uses historical drawings to restore greens and bunkers of the original design.

Goosen takes first steps towards landscape restoration at Royal Cape
News | Wed 03 Oct, 2018

Goosen takes first steps towards landscape restoration at Royal Cape

Architect begins work on preserving indigenous landscape at South Africa’s oldest course.

Mike DeVries to restore Willie Park Jr features at Flint Golf Club
News | Fri 21 Sep, 2018

Mike DeVries to restore Willie Park Jr features at Flint Golf Club

Architect in progress with pilot project on par-three eighth hole at Michigan club.

New owners of Royal New Kent begin restoration of Mike Strantz layout
News | Tue 28 Aug, 2018

New owners of Royal New Kent begin restoration of Mike Strantz layout

Wingfield Golf plans to get Virginia course back ‘as close as we can to what he designed’.

Hills & Forrest completes second phase of renovation at Oneida
News | Thu 26 Jul, 2018

Hills & Forrest completes second phase of renovation at Oneida

Shawn Smith uses historical photography to restore Stanley Pelchar’s bunkering at Wisconsin course.

North Ridge reopens course following RTJ II project
News | Mon 25 Jun, 2018

North Ridge reopens course following RTJ II project

California club renovates bunkers and greens ‘to return golf course to its heart and soul’.

Rolling Green appoints Johns and Rhebb for restoration work
News | Fri 22 Jun, 2018

Rolling Green appoints Johns and Rhebb for restoration work

Philadelphia project marks return of the partnership responsible for Winter Park renovation in Florida.

Restoration work continues at Town & Country Club
News | Wed 30 May, 2018

Restoration work continues at Town & Country Club

Minnesota’s first club progresses with Jeff Mingay’s master plan, to enhance distinctive character.

Martin Ebert to restore Hugh Alisonʼs Japanese masterpiece
News | Wed 09 May, 2018

Martin Ebert to restore Hugh Alisonʼs Japanese masterpiece

Hirono club hires British architect for long-sought restoration project.

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.

LATEST
MAGAZINE

The October 2018 issue of Golf Course Architecture is out now!
Magazine, News | Thu 18 Oct, 2018

The October 2018 issue of Golf Course Architecture is out now!

Featuring the new JCB course in England designed by Robin Hiseman of European Golf Design.

Gopher Watch Competition – October 2018
Gopher Watch, News | SuperUser Account

Gopher Watch Competition – October 2018

Which course has Sandy the gopher visited this month?

FEATURE
ARTICLES

“It all started with this vision to return to their roots”
Interview | Wed 12 Sep, 2018

“It all started with this vision to return to their roots”

Andrew Green discusses how he restored original features of the Donald Ross design at Inverness Club.

The return of the straight line in course architecture
Feature | Tue 15 May, 2018

The return of the straight line in course architecture

Adam Lawrence tries to explain the appeal of geometric features on golf courses.

Are we reaching the end of the restoration era?
Opinion | Thu 25 Jan, 2018

Are we reaching the end of the restoration era?

Ian Andrew explains why the restoration movement may be on its last legs.

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.

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