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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Golf Design India progresses with practice facilities project at Delhi GC
News | Fri 03 Apr, 2020

Golf Design India progresses with practice facilities project at Delhi GC

Renovated short game area will offer ‘course-like features and conditions’ for golfers to practice on.

Steve Smyers returns to Old Memorial for six-month renovation
News | Wed 01 Apr, 2020

Steve Smyers returns to Old Memorial for six-month renovation

Club moves construction start date forward as coronavirus outbreak prevents play.

Andrew Johnston begins renovation of Sentosa’s Serapong course
News | Thu 26 Mar, 2020

Andrew Johnston begins renovation of Sentosa’s Serapong course

Project at Singapore club includes fairway grading adjustments and soil enhancement for greens.

Construction work to begin on redesign of SAI Trivandrum
News | Mon 16 Mar, 2020

Construction work to begin on redesign of SAI Trivandrum

Golf Design India creates new green complexes and bunker plan for nine-hole layout.

Gary Player Design completely revamps Kigali course to 18 holes
News | Fri 13 Mar, 2020

Gary Player Design completely revamps Kigali course to 18 holes

Rwandan club hopes to host larger professional competitions when it opens for play.

David Williams redesign progresses at Real Golf de Pedreña
News | Thu 12 Mar, 2020

David Williams redesign progresses at Real Golf de Pedreña

Renovation at Harry Colt-designed course in northern Spain sees first and seventh holes rebuilt.

Pine Valley and Calusa Pines-inspired Union League project takes shape
News | Mon 09 Mar, 2020

Pine Valley and Calusa Pines-inspired Union League project takes shape

Fry/Straka redesign is transforming former Sand Barrens layout in New Jersey.

Presidential Estates course to be redesigned and opened to public
News | Thu 05 Mar, 2020

Presidential Estates course to be redesigned and opened to public

Construction work is under way on layout within private community in Aventura, Florida.

Doug Carrick prepares redesign plans for The Willows
News | Thu 05 Mar, 2020

Doug Carrick prepares redesign plans for The Willows

Canadian club reduces its golf from 36 holes to 18 to allow for future residential development.

Nicklaus and Spence collaborate for Quixote Club
News | Fri 28 Feb, 2020

Nicklaus and Spence collaborate for Quixote Club

Project at the former Sunset Country Club will see the back nine completely redesigned.

San Vicente ready to start golf course renovation work
News | Tue 25 Feb, 2020

San Vicente ready to start golf course renovation work

Andy Staples focuses on ground contour with sustainable new design for California resort course.

IVGD completes another phase of long-term project at New Zealand GC
News | Thu 20 Feb, 2020

IVGD completes another phase of long-term project at New Zealand GC

Recent work includes restoring the ‘doughnut’ bunker between the seventh and thirteenth greens.

Rees Jones progresses with Fairview bunker renovation
News | Wed 19 Feb, 2020

Rees Jones progresses with Fairview bunker renovation

Design firm focuses on restoring the original Robert Trent Jones bunker style at Connecticut club.

Ebert oversees changes at Royal Liverpool ahead of 2022 Open
News | Tue 18 Feb, 2020

Ebert oversees changes at Royal Liverpool ahead of 2022 Open

First phase of work at historic links includes the creation of a new short par-three seventeenth.

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Spring 2020 issue of ASGCA’s By Design magazine is out now
Magazine, News | Thu 12 Mar, 2020

Spring 2020 issue of ASGCA’s By Design magazine is out now

Cover story considers golf courses that are being brought back from the brink of abandonment.

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Gopher Watch Competition – January 2020
Gopher Watch, News | Thu 16 Jan, 2020

Gopher Watch Competition – January 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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