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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The Grove completes bunker renovation project
The Grove
News | Tue 02 Jun, 2020

The Grove completes bunker renovation project

All 90 hazards renovated and practice putting green extended in ten weeks before lockdown.

Infinite Variety completes two more holes at Blackwell
Courtesy of Peter Lowery
News | Mon 01 Jun, 2020

Infinite Variety completes two more holes at Blackwell

Historic photographs inform bunker restoration on ninth and eleventh at Worcestershire club.

Plantation Lakes opens new nine for play
Brian Fedish
News | Wed 27 May, 2020

Plantation Lakes opens new nine for play

Hills Forrest Smith completes project in Delaware, 13 years after the first five holes opened.

Beau Welling and Love Golf Design complete Valley Club renovation
Ray J. Gadd
News | Mon 25 May, 2020

Beau Welling and Love Golf Design complete Valley Club renovation

Project on original 18 holes addresses ageing infrastructure and improves aesthetics and playability.

Jonathan Gaunt under way with centenary project at Cavendish
Bob Atkins
News | Fri 22 May, 2020

Jonathan Gaunt under way with centenary project at Cavendish

Historic photography guides architect’s work at Alister MacKenzie’s precursor to Augusta.

Tom Mackenzie begins second phase of Liphook rerouting
Elevated Overview
News | Thu 21 May, 2020

Tom Mackenzie begins second phase of Liphook rerouting

First phase of project saw two new holes built to eliminate dangerous road crossing.

Jeff Lawrence transforms Greenville par three course
Lawrence Golf Design
News | Tue 19 May, 2020

Jeff Lawrence transforms Greenville par three course

CrossWinds in South Carolina becomes venue devoted to “golf, beer, barbecue and beyond”.

Nathan Crace renovates Old Waverly practice facilities
Nathan Crace
News | Fri 15 May, 2020

Nathan Crace renovates Old Waverly practice facilities

Architect expands putting green and introduces new areas for golfers to practice a variety of shots.

Construction under way on Kyle Franz renovation of Raleigh CC
Davis Bateman
News | Mon 11 May, 2020

Construction under way on Kyle Franz renovation of Raleigh CC

Architect’s plan “keeps the integrity” of Donald Ross’s last design, while extending course length.

Troon Country Club begins $4.6 million renovation project
Troon Country Club
News | Fri 08 May, 2020

Troon Country Club begins $4.6 million renovation project

Tom Weiskopf and Phil Smith oversee work on all golf course elements at Scottsdale club.

Greg Martin begins renovation work at Park Ridge CC
Greg Martin
News | Wed 06 May, 2020

Greg Martin begins renovation work at Park Ridge CC

Illinois club moves construction start date forward as coronavirus pandemic restricts play.

Hills Forrest Smith approaches completion of Highlands Meadows renovation
Hills Forrest Smith
News | Tue 05 May, 2020

Hills Forrest Smith approaches completion of Highlands Meadows renovation

Bunkers throughout the course are being renovated so they are more impactful and strategic.

European Golf Design begins Titanic renovation
News | Fri 01 May, 2020

European Golf Design begins Titanic renovation

New land and a rerouting allow Turkish club to expand golf from 27 to 36 holes.

Woodmont CC reopens North course following renovation
News | Wed 29 Apr, 2020

Woodmont CC reopens North course following renovation

McDonald Design increases fairway width and introduces new bunkers on Maryland layout.

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The April 2020 issue of Golf Course Architecture is out now!
Magazine, News | Thu 09 Apr, 2020

The April 2020 issue of Golf Course Architecture is out now!

The cover of our new issue is Gil Hanse’s New course at Les Bordes in France.

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Gopher Watch Competition – April 2020
Gopher Watch, News | Thu 09 Apr, 2020

Gopher Watch Competition – April 2020

Which course has Sandy the gopher visited this month?

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FEATURE
ARTICLES

Loch Lomond Golf Club: Drying out
On site | Adam Lawrence

Loch Lomond Golf Club: Drying out

Adam Lawrence visited the famous and exclusive Scottish club, where an enormous renovation project is transforming drainage.

Braemar Golf Course: Breathing space
On site | Toby Ingleton

Braemar Golf Course: Breathing space

Richard Mandell has transformed a municipal facility with 27 tightly-packed holes into a memorable 18-hole layout with room for golfers, and the environment, to thrive. Toby Ingleton reports.

Ålands Golfklubb: A stately home
On site | Adam Lawrence

Ålands Golfklubb: A stately home

Adam Lawrence visits Finland’s Åland Islands to see the birth of what could be one of Europe’s elite courses.

Earl Grey GC: An opportunity to create a stronger course
Feature | Richard Humphreys

Earl Grey GC: An opportunity to create a stronger course

Wayne Carleton reflects on golf course changes prompted by construction of a new public pathway.

“Those that knew the course before are in awe of the changes.”
Interview | Richard Humphreys

“Those that knew the course before are in awe of the changes.”

Kevin Hargrave reflects on the renovation of the Donald Ross course at Columbus Country Club.

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