The golf course at Columbus Country Club in Columbus, Ohio, is to reopen this May following the completion of an extensive renovation project.
Architect Kevin Hargrave has led the work, which focused on enhancing the Donald Ross footprint at the course and restoring scale back to the property.
The renovation began in autumn 2016, with the course’s front nine reopening for play last May. Work on the back nine commenced in September 2017 and has now reached its conclusion.
Bunkers throughout the course have been replaced with versions more in-keeping with the style of Donald Ross.
New tee complexes have also been introduced with the aim of making the course longer for better players and shorter for those with less length off the tee. This means the course can be played at a length of 5,400 yards, all the way up to 7,200 yards.
More than 1,500 trees have been removed as part of the project. This has helped open up better sight and play lines.
“Hargrave did a masterful job of weaving expansive fairways through magnificent oaks, maples, and newly planted fescue areas throughout the entire course,” said Jay Frank, general manager, Columbus Country Club. “We’re excited to reopen and show off the renovated course to our members. We expect the course to be recognised among the best, if not the best, classic courses in Ohio. It is now aligned with our exceptional clubhouse which was totally renovated in 2015.”