COURSE
RENOVATION

For many golf course architects, renovation, redesign and/or restoration projects at existing golf courses form a large part of their portfolio. Elements of golf courses have a limited lifecycle, and trends change, making this type of work essential for clubs that want to continue to attract golfers and remain competitive in their local markets.

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Innovative twin-hole concept planned for ‘Duel on the Hill’
Richardson | Danner
News | Wed 01 Feb, 2023

Innovative twin-hole concept planned for ‘Duel on the Hill’

Richardson, Danner and Fine collaborate to create out-of-the-box design for Pennsylvania club

Phil Smith returns to Castiglion del Bosco for renovation
Steve Carr
News | Tue 31 Jan, 2023

Phil Smith returns to Castiglion del Bosco for renovation

Architect plans extra length, new turf and bunker restoration for Tuscan course

Golf Design India completes modernisation work at Beldih
Beldih Golf Course
News | Mon 30 Jan, 2023

Golf Design India completes modernisation work at Beldih

Elevated greens and new contouring will help India tour venue challenge players

Omni La Costa breaks ground on Gil Hanse renovation
Omni La Costa Resort & Spa
News | Thu 26 Jan, 2023

Omni La Costa breaks ground on Gil Hanse renovation

New design will introduce more risk-reward elements and classic SoCal aesthetics

WAC Golf develops renovation plans for Hillsdale
WAC Golf
News | Wed 25 Jan, 2023

WAC Golf develops renovation plans for Hillsdale

Canadian club will replace existing 36 holes with new 18-hole and 9-hole courses and practice facilities

Hyderabad approves Richardson and Danner’s master plan
Richardson | Danner
News | Mon 23 Jan, 2023

Hyderabad approves Richardson and Danner’s master plan

Revised routing will make the most of the course’s setting within the walls of the historic Golconda Fort

Tripp Davis returns to Green Tree for West nine renovation
JC Vera Hernandez
News | Fri 20 Jan, 2023

Tripp Davis returns to Green Tree for West nine renovation

Architect inspired by styling of Australian Sandbelt courses for Texas project

Jeff Howes completes second nine at new course in Romania
Bucharest Golf Club
News | Thu 19 Jan, 2023

Jeff Howes completes second nine at new course in Romania

Bucharest Golf Club will debut its full 18-hole layout in May 2023

Desert Mountain completes new practice facilities for Renegade course
Landscapes Unlimited
News | Thu 19 Jan, 2023

Desert Mountain completes new practice facilities for Renegade course

Arizona club also adjusts first hole on two-pin layout in preparation for new clubhouse

Städler and Reinmuth revive abandoned golf site on Germany’s Baltic Sea coast
www.golfkalender.de PAR-Verlag, Ralph Dörnte
News | Thu 19 Jan, 2023

Städler and Reinmuth revive abandoned golf site on Germany’s Baltic Sea coast

New layout for Bades Huk Golf Club is designed for vacation and recreational golfers 

Waynesville to reopen in summer following Bobby Weed redesign
Bobby Weed Golf Design
News | Wed 18 Jan, 2023

Waynesville to reopen in summer following Bobby Weed redesign

Architect transforms 27 holes into new 18 plus short course and expanded practice facilities

Transformation complete at Royal Auckland and Grange in New Zealand
Gary Lisbon
News | Wed 18 Jan, 2023

Transformation complete at Royal Auckland and Grange in New Zealand

New 27-hole layout created by Chris Cochran following merger of neighbouring clubs

Bobby Weed renovates Championship course at Grandfather G&CC
Bobby Weed Golf Design
News | Fri 13 Jan, 2023

Bobby Weed renovates Championship course at Grandfather G&CC

Project at North Carolina club includes rebuilding bunkers, tee work and drainage

Valdosta renovation prioritises quality over quantity
Bergin Golf Designs
News | Wed 11 Jan, 2023

Valdosta renovation prioritises quality over quantity

Georgia club is converting 27-hole course to 18 and expanding practice facilities

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MAGAZINE

The January 2023 issue of Golf Course Architecture is out now!
Magazine, News | Tue 17 Jan, 2023

The January 2023 issue of Golf Course Architecture is out now!

Our main feature asks what level of bad golf an architect can be expected to design for

Gopher Watch Competition – January 2023
Gopher Watch, News | Tue 17 Jan, 2023

Gopher Watch Competition – January 2023

Which course has Sandy the gopher visited this month?

FEATURE
ARTICLES

Short course decision pays off for Skamania Lodge
Skamania Lodge
Feature | Richard Humphreys

Short course decision pays off for Skamania Lodge

Brian Costello-led transformation at Washington resort leads to increase in play

Eau Claire: Looking back to its past
Evan Schiller
Feature | Toby Ingleton

Eau Claire: Looking back to its past

The recent renovation of the classic Wisconsin layout has delivered a more traditional aesthetic

Hacienda Alcaidesa: Costa drama
Gary Lisbon
On site | Adam Lawrence

Hacienda Alcaidesa: Costa drama

Kurt Bowman rebuilds Spanish resort’s Links course on seaside site unique to Spain’s Costa del Sol

Vidauban: Bold and beautiful
Patrick Jantet/ Switzerland
On site | Toby Ingleton

Vidauban: Bold and beautiful

Toby Ingleton reports on a major revitalisation project that RTJ II’s firm has completed in the south of France

Real Las Palmas: A rebirth begins
Real Las Palmas
Opinion | Adam Lawrence

Real Las Palmas: A rebirth begins

The oldest golf club in Spain has ambitious plans to improve both its course and clubhouse experience

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