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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NEWS

Jay Smith leads research and renovation work at Florida’s Hyde Park
Courtesy of Jay Smith
News | Tue 02 Mar, 2021

Jay Smith leads research and renovation work at Florida’s Hyde Park

Architect says his investigations show that the course’s original designer is Stanley Thompson.

Gene Bates to begin Circling Raven renovation this spring
Circling Raven
News | Fri 26 Feb, 2021

Gene Bates to begin Circling Raven renovation this spring

Initial work will be the practice facilities ahead of the club hosting a Symetra Tour event in August.

Bill Bergin continues progress with Highlands Falls renovation
Highlands Falls
News | Wed 17 Feb, 2021

Bill Bergin continues progress with Highlands Falls renovation

Architect moves focus to front nine having completed back nine in 2020.

Bald Mountain course to reopen in April after tree work
Bald Mountain
News | Mon 15 Feb, 2021

Bald Mountain course to reopen in April after tree work

Project at Rumbling Bald Resort aims to restore original shot options.

R&A submits planning application for new golf facility in Glasgow
The R&A
News | Thu 11 Feb, 2021

R&A submits planning application for new golf facility in Glasgow

Lethamhill muni would become community venue including nine holes, short course and walking trails.

Clayton, DeVries & Pont starts redesign of RCG Vista Hermosa in Spain
CDP
News | Tue 09 Feb, 2021

Clayton, DeVries & Pont starts redesign of RCG Vista Hermosa in Spain

Work on green complexes at third and fifth holes of 1975 Gonzalo Lavin Sr layout is under way.

Drew Rogers collaborates with University of Illinois on Atkins GC project
Illinois Athletics
News | Mon 08 Feb, 2021

Drew Rogers collaborates with University of Illinois on Atkins GC project

Plan focuses on increasing distance and repositioning bunkers to challenge college players.

Jonathan Davison progresses with bunker work at Albatross Golf Resort
Create Golf
News | Mon 08 Feb, 2021

Jonathan Davison progresses with bunker work at Albatross Golf Resort

Architect aims to improve visibility, interest and drainage of sand hazards on Czech course.

Benkusky to restore challenge to Dick Wilson’s ‘Green Monster’ at Palm Aire
Michael Benkusky
News | Wed 03 Feb, 2021

Benkusky to restore challenge to Dick Wilson’s ‘Green Monster’ at Palm Aire

Comprehensive renovation project at Florida layout will begin in the summer.

Tripp Davis begins renovation at BraeBurn Country Club
Tripp Davis
News | Tue 02 Feb, 2021

Tripp Davis begins renovation at BraeBurn Country Club

Project at Houston club includes rebuilding all greens and returning bunkers to a more classic style.

San Vicente reopens for preview play after Andy Staples renovation
Michael Gainey, PGA
News | Tue 02 Feb, 2021

San Vicente reopens for preview play after Andy Staples renovation

Architect’s goals at California resort club were to improve sustainability and golf experience.

Sandwell Park kicks off renovation with woodland management
Elevated Overview
News | Thu 28 Jan, 2021

Sandwell Park kicks off renovation with woodland management

Club is working with Mackenzie & Ebert to restore character of its Harry Colt layout.

Como golf course completes stormwater project to reduce pollution
Capital Region Watershed District
News | Wed 27 Jan, 2021

Como golf course completes stormwater project to reduce pollution

Kevin Norby oversees work at Minnesota club to prevent phosphorus from entering lake.

Palmer team to begin Teton Pines renovation project in April
Arnold Palmer Design Company
News | Thu 21 Jan, 2021

Palmer team to begin Teton Pines renovation project in April

Focus of work will be bunkers, with the plan calling for a 25 per cent reduction of sand areas.

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MAGAZINE

The January 2021 issue of Golf Course Architecture is out now!
Magazine, News | Tue 19 Jan, 2021

The January 2021 issue of Golf Course Architecture is out now!

PGA Frisco features on the cover, plus reports from Landmand, Congressional and Chart Hills.

Gopher Watch Competition – January 2021
Gopher Watch, News | Tue 19 Jan, 2021

Gopher Watch Competition – January 2021

Which course has Sandy the gopher visited this month?

FEATURE
ARTICLES

Top of the charts
GMS Golf
On site | Adam Lawrence

Top of the charts

Adam Lawrence visits Chart Hills to see the work being carried out on the parkland layout.

Congressional change
Congressional CC/James Lewis
On site | Bradley Klein

Congressional change

The Blue course at Congressional Country Club, host of four majors, has been stripped back, as Bradley Klein reports.

Columbine Country Club: A return to glory
Scott Dressel-Martin
Feature | Toby Ingleton

Columbine Country Club: A return to glory

Toby Ingleton reports on a course renovation to deliver a layout worthy of the club’s major past.

Country Club of Orlando: Ross's greatest hits
LC Lambrecht/Golfstock
On site | Adam Lawrence

Country Club of Orlando: Ross's greatest hits

Adam Lawrence reports on the distinctly Donald Ross feel at Florida club following Ron Forse’s work.

Seletar Country Club: Space invaders
Golfplan
On site | Adam Lawrence

Seletar Country Club: Space invaders

Golfplan reinvents Singapore course following government land acquisition.

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