Palos Verdes reno nearly complete

Palos Verdes reno nearly complete
Sean Dudley

The Palos Verdes Golf Club in Los Angeles, California, is undergoing a US$1.3 million renovation. Work includes improved bunkering across the course, new chipping areas on every hole, and greens replaced and green extensions on specific holes.

Originally designed by architects George Thomas and William Bell in 1924, the course is designed with a focus on accuracy and shot-making, and features extensive use of natural hazards.

The renovations aim to improve playability and course interest, while keeping the integrity of the original design, which includes keeping a focus on the coastal views

“The views alone make playing this course a magnificent experience, and the updates to the bunkers, greens, tees and new chipping areas have our members buzzing with anticipation and excitement,” said Steve Hockett, General Manager and COO at Palos Verdes. “Our superintendent Pat Gradoville and his expert staff, along with a world-class team of consultants including golf course architect Todd Eckenrode and his team at Origins Golf Design, who specialise in classic golf course design, and Oliphant Golf Course Construction, have all worked together to ensure that the end result is improved conditioning and playability, which stays true to the original treasured and historic design.”

The renovations are expected to be complete soon and it is hoped the course will fully reopen by early July 2013.