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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Seven Canyons prepares to reopen following Phil Smith renovation
The Club at Seven Canyons
News | Thu 29 Feb, 2024

Seven Canyons prepares to reopen following Phil Smith renovation

Project at Sedona club has included restoration of bunker lines and a new short-game area

Greg Norman’s firm completes bunker work at Wente Vineyards
The Course at Wente Vineyards
News | Fri 23 Feb, 2024

Greg Norman’s firm completes bunker work at Wente Vineyards

Design team returns to California layout 26 years after original design

Pirkkala in Finland selects project team for new nine

Pirkkala Golf

News | Wed 21 Feb, 2024

Pirkkala in Finland selects project team for new nine

Tim Lobb, Kari Haug and Turnkey Golf will design and build holes that are playable for players of all abilities

CDP to advise Real Club Pineda de Sevilla on course changes
Real Club Pineda de Sevilla
News | Mon 19 Feb, 2024

CDP to advise Real Club Pineda de Sevilla on course changes

Project lead Frank Pont says greens are ‘reasonably penal’ and have shrunk over time

Infinitum to remodel bunkers on Greg Norman-designed Lakes course
Infinitum
Renovations, News | Thu 15 Feb, 2024

Infinitum to remodel bunkers on Greg Norman-designed Lakes course

The Spanish resort will invest €800,000 to take layout to the ‘next level’

Effingham prepares to open new short-game facility
Effingham Golf Club
News | Tue 13 Feb, 2024

Effingham prepares to open new short-game facility

James Edwards has designed a 1,250-square-metre area with 12 distinct zones for Surrey club

Chippenham completes bunker renovation
Stuart Rennie
News | Thu 25 Jan, 2024

Chippenham completes bunker renovation

English club introduces Durabunker system and remodels two greens complexes

Caspar Grauballe to renovate greens and create new range for Losby
Losby Golf Club
News | Thu 25 Jan, 2024

Caspar Grauballe to renovate greens and create new range for Losby

Danish architect develops plan to help Norwegian club cope better with climate challenges

Brian Ross and Jeff Stein plan Travis-inspired course at Jekyll Island
Brian Ross and Jeff Stein
News | Wed 24 Jan, 2024

Brian Ross and Jeff Stein plan Travis-inspired course at Jekyll Island

New layout will comprise restored Great Dunes nine and new holes built on land currently occupied by Oleander course

Yering Meadows appoints CDP and Kruse as course advisors
Lukas Michel / CDP
News | Wed 24 Jan, 2024

Yering Meadows appoints CDP and Kruse as course advisors

Architects intend to make the 27-hole layout ‘easier for the majority’

Golf Design India prioritises accuracy over length at Rambagh
Golf Design India
News | Mon 15 Jan, 2024

Golf Design India prioritises accuracy over length at Rambagh

‘We deliberately eschew indiscriminate modernisation,’ says architect Vijit Nandrajog

Fox Harb’r completes Ocean course construction and turns attention to Vineyard
Renovations, News | Thu 11 Jan, 2024

Fox Harb’r completes Ocean course construction and turns attention to Vineyard

Doug Carrick and Tom McBroom are creating two distinct 18s for Nova Scotia resort

CDP and Kruse to advise Woodlands near Melbourne
Gary Lisbon
News | Wed 10 Jan, 2024

CDP and Kruse to advise Woodlands near Melbourne

Design team believes improving vegetation is ‘real key to further elevating’ Sandbelt course

Hansen and Himmel collaborate on Sylt redesign
Stefan von Stengel
News | Mon 08 Jan, 2024

Hansen and Himmel collaborate on Sylt redesign

Josef Pötter Golf will complete work on the Budersand course in spring 2024

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The January 2024 issue of Golf Course Architecture is out now!
Magazine, News | Thu 11 Jan, 2024

The January 2024 issue of Golf Course Architecture is out now!

Our cover features the Biarritz third hole at the newly renovated Metairie club in Louisiana

Gopher Watch Competition – January 2024
Gopher Watch, News | Thu 11 Jan, 2024

Gopher Watch Competition – January 2024

Which course has Sandy the gopher visited this month?

FEATURE
ARTICLES

Foxhills: Peer pressure
Foxhills
On site | Adam Lawrence

Foxhills: Peer pressure

Surrey club is investing heavily in its courses to improve its offering to members and visitors

New beginnings and a design debut at Florida club
Heritage Harbour/MDLA
Interview | Alice Chambers

New beginnings and a design debut at Florida club

Nick Campanelli speaks about his first eighteen-hole renovation project, for Heritage Harbour in Bradenton

Grand-Mére: Recapturing a Travis and Alison gem
Beyond The Contour
Opinion | Andrew Harvie and Zachary Car

Grand-Mére: Recapturing a Travis and Alison gem

Andrew Harvie and Zachary Car chronicle the history of a Canadian club that is frozen in time

Old Chatham: For the players
Ryan Montgemory/Monty Aerials LLC
Feature | Toby Ingleton

Old Chatham: For the players

Renovation work at Old Chatham was designed to raise the challenge while remaining playable for all

The Addington: Unveiling the past
David Cannon
On site | Adam Lawrence

The Addington: Unveiling the past

The south-east London club is in the middle of a five-year transformation process. The most dramatic changes have already taken place, as Adam Lawrence reports

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