Golf Course Architecture - Issue 71, January 2023

42 Global round-up TEE BOX Whitman, Axland & Cutten (WAC Golf) is developing a golf course renovation plan for Hillsdale Golf Club in Mirabel, Canada. The club, located northwest of Montreal, was founded in 1953 and has two 18-hole courses – the Laurentien and the Woodside – across its 430-acre property. The Laurentien course played host to both the Canadian Amateur Championship in 1998 and the Canadian Women’s Open in 2011. The club hired WAC Golf in May 2022 to transform the property, which would include a reduction in the number of holes to make better use of the site. “While major adjustments to the general layout and sequence of play will ultimately transform the golf course property, several of the existing hole corridors will be repurposed,” said Keith Cutten of WAC Golf. “Nevertheless, every feature – including tees, bunkers and greens – will be reimagined.” The redesign will also feature a subsurface drainage system and upgrades to irrigation. Final plans are expected to be finalised in summer 2023, with the aim of breaking ground in spring 2024. WAC Golf develops renovation plans for Hillsdale Photo: WAC Golf