Golf Course Architecture - Issue 71, January 2023

New bulkhead walls have been built on lake edges as pictured here on the par-five fourth 38 “ As the game evolves and equipment improves, the golf architecture must react and adjust” GCA spoke with Fazio Design’s Tom Marzolf about the renovation of Bonita Bay’s Cypress course Bonita Bay Club in Naples, Florida, reopened its Cypress course in October 2022 following an 18-month renovation by Tom Marzolf of Fazio Design. The course, originally designed by Tom Fazio, debuted in 1996, and is located close to the Everglades and other protected wetlands. It is adjacent to the Sabal layout, also designed by Fazio, which will undergo a renovation by Fazio Design in autumn 2023. What have been the biggest changes to the course? We worked with contractor Glase Golf to raise the entire course by twelve to eighteen inches to improve drainage. We did this by creating six new lakes, expanding the four that already existed and distributing the resulting 200,000 cubic yards of earth across the property. In addition, fairways have been lifted and reshaped, with 450 new catch TEE BOX THE I NTERV I EW with Tom Marzolf Photo: Evan Schiller